ARCH8807 Advanced Archaeology Field School

Redbanks, South Australia

17-23th September, 2012


In 2012 students will be working with the Mallala Historical Committee and the Mallala Museum to excavate the site of the Seven Stars Hotel at Redbanks.  The Seven Stars was the first pub in the district and operated from 1865 until the 1930s.

Local stories about the site are very colourful and suggest that in its heyday the top storey operated largely as a brothel and gambling saloon.  In the 1900s the building became a boarding house and later a private residence.  It was demolished sometime in the 1930s.