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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An Aboriginal Perspective on the Archaeology of Shipwreck Survivors in Australia

During the 2022 Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) conference in Russell, New Zealand, I was fortunate enough to present a poster detailing an essay I wrote for my Australian Maritime Archaeology class at Flinder’s University. I was inspired by the findings of Michael Nash during his extensive works on the shipwreck Sydney Cove, found

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The new ASHA website

If you hadn’t noticed we have a new website. Our Web Manager, AKA Nick Pitt, has worked really hard to get this up and running and user friendly. He has also added a fantastic new page of resources (see below). It is very useful, please have a look by hitting the resource tab and if

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MORE THAN CURIOUS

CANBERRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY-AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SYMPOSIUM 2022 A report from Richard Morrison (ACT ASHA representative). This very successful, half-day event was held on 30 April in the 2022 ACT and Region Heritage Festival and was the Symposium’s fourth year (the 2020 Festival was cancelled because of Covid).  This year’s event venue was held

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National Archaeology Week

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated all things archaeology in National Archaeology Week (NAW).  I was lucky enough to be part of a couple of events in Sydney and thought I would share my experiences.  My first event was on the first Sunday of the week. Not only was it NAW it was also

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Blog Posts

A few people have asked how to submit a blog post. I could just write the instructions down and post those but…. that would be dull! So I have written a short blog as an example. Meet Mr Sweetser This week I have been cataloguing some miscellaneous artefacts for a project in Parramatta. Amongst the

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Recovering Convict Lives: A Historical Archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary

Kindly sent in and written by Dr. Richard Tuffin After nearly three years of careful gestation, the latest ASHA book has hit the shelves. Magisterially titled, Recovering Convict Lives: A Historical Archaeology of the Port Arthur Penitentiary, it is sure to be filling stockings this Christmas. Wrought with love by Richard Tuffin, David Roe, Sylvana Szydzik,

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