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Big histories on a small plot. The mission cemetery at Burumba, Epi Island, Central Vanuatu

Co authored by Robert Henderson, Jack Sarginson, Burumba Public School and community In a quiet location near the coast and on the far side of the current sports field of the Burumba Public School on Epi Island, Central Vanuatu, is situated a small cemetery with all those interred having died in the nineteenth century. The […]

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ASHA Conference 2023

As mentioned in the previous blog, the recipients of the bursary for the 2023 ASHA conference in Mackay, Queensland were asked to send a short piece on their experience at the conference. Please find the report from Yongjun Qiu below. ASHA conference 2023 was held at Mackay Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) from 19th to

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ASHA Conference 2023

Every year ASHA offer a bursary to members wishing to attend the conference. This year two bursaries were provided. Part of the offer requires the recipient to send us a short piece on their experience at the conference. Please find the first of these reports on the conference in Mackay, Queensland by Ramona Angelico’s including

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ICOMOS Reflections

It’s not often you hear someone speak passionately and insightfully about the resilience and importance of heritage, community and resilience of archaeological remains in a shopping centre carpark in Mittagong, then hear someone speak equally passionately about the resilience and importance of heritage, community and resilience in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal

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Archaeology in the Pub

On Wednesday ASHA held an informal gathering at The Old Clare Hotel and while we did not take advantage of their sip and dip facilities (a gorgeous rooftop cocktail bar with a heated pool) we did enjoy a few drinks and nibbles downstairs in the bar. Good company, good beer and interesting décor made the

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2023 CAS-ASHA Archaeology Symposium

Buried Stories UPDATE: Booking is now open for this event. Please visit https://Buriedstories.eventbrite.com.au to reserve a spot and to see the programme. Saturday 22/4/23 Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia 9.30am-12.30pm Join our panelists provided by the Canberra Archaeology Society – Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, in partnership with National Museum of Australia, as they

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Sources for an Engendered Archaeology of Late Victorian Woolloongabba

Ethan Clark-Kistowski is a student at the University of Queensland and a research assistant at Converge Heritage. In 2022 he wrote his Honours’ Thesis, “One Woman’s Trash, Another’s Treasure: Engendering a Late Victorian South Brisbane Archaeological Refuse Assemblage” and presented on it at the 2022 National Archaeology Student Conference where he won the Australasian Society

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We Need You

Its been a while since the 2022 ASHA conference in New Zealand and we are now leading up to the 2023 conference in Mackay. It would be great if those who spoke at the conference would write a quick blog (approx. 500 words and an image or two) on their topic to remind us how

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The archaeology of missions in Vanuatu: the latest research on the island of Tongoa.

The archaeology of mission stations has been a focus in Vanuatu for some 10 years now with a number of researchers primarily from the ANU collaborating with their counterparts at the Vanuatu Cultural Centre (VCC) and VCC fieldworkers and communities on islands in the south of the archipelago. This has included James Flexner, Martin Jones,

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