Richard Morrison

CAS-ASHA CONTEMPORARY ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2019

This very successful event was held on the morning of 4 May 2019 within the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. It was the second such symposium partnered with the Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS) – a body established in 1963 (prior to ASHA) to provide a forum for academics, students and members of the public on …

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HERITAGE NEWS: the latest from the ACT

The protection of Australia’s commemorative places and monuments report This document has been released recently, prepared by the Australian Heritage Council and the Department of the Environment and Energy heritage staff, on the request of the Minister, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, who sought advice on the adequacy of existing legal protections for places and …

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UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE ACT

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2018 – Update Heritage On The Edge: Continuity With Change In Canberra? This year’s Symposium will focus on Canberra’s Modern (‘Modernist’) Architecture, a style widely used in Canberra for public buildings and private housing in the mid-20th Century, and of international standing. Its minimalist form is not a contemporary style today …

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ASHA EVENT: ASHA-CAS Maritime Rock Art Symposium Report

As an ASHA promotional exercise, both of membership and historical archaeology, it was suggested that your regional representatives might organise a regional event and some measure of financial support might be available for this. As there is no strong Historical Archaeology base in the ACT – there is no tertiary teaching of it here in …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Maritime Contact Rock Art Symposium

An inaugural, joint, free Maritime Contact Rock Art Symposium between the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and the Canberra Archaeological Society will be held at the beginning of the 2018 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival at the National Museum of Australia. This event will be help on 14th April 2018, between 9.30am and 12.00pm. The …

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UPCOMING EVENT: ASHA-CAS Maritime Contact Art Symposium

A joint half-day event with the Canberra Archaeological Society and ASHA will be held at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, on Saturday 14 April 2018 in ACT Region Heritage Week. Speakers will include Professor Sue O’Connor (ANU), Dr Mike Pearson AO, Professor June Ross (UNE), Dr Tristen Jones (ANU) and Dr Duncan Wright (ANU). …

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HERITAGE NEWS: SS Macumba found

In October 2017, the Australian Government noted the discovery of the wreck of SS Macumba, sunk during the Second World War by Japanese air attack in the Arafura Sea north-east of Darwin. The wreckage has now been protected as a declared shipwreck under Australia’s Historic Shipwrecks Act. The merchant ship SS Macumba left Sydney, carrying …

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HERITAGE NEWS: New National Heritage Listings

Of relevance to members, from the Heritage Branch, Department of the Environment (Cwlth), the Abbotsford Convent, Yarra City, (Vic) and the Parramatta Female Factory and Institutions Precinct, (NSW), have been added to the National Heritage List (NHL) in the last few months. Abbotsford Convent For more than 100 years the Convent, provided shelter, food, education …

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HERITAGE NEWS: New Commonwealth Heritage Listings

Googong Foreshores Cultural and Geodiversity Heritage Areas, Burra (NSW) were added to the Commonwealth Heritage List (CHL) in November 2017. Quoting from the summary statement of significance: ‘The Googong Foreshores Cultural and Geodiversity Heritage Area has been listed as an important heritage place because of its ability to demonstrate the region’s pastoral, Aboriginal, geological and …

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EXCAVATION NEWS: Triabunna Field school 2018

The 3rd field work season is to be undertaken by Dr Ash Lenton, ANU, for undergraduates from there but also from other Australian universities, 5-28 January 2018. It is to focus, as in previous seasons, on the investigation of a military barracks which serviced the adjacent Maria Island convict settlement in the 1840’s. Run by: …

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