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EXCAVATION: Former Schofields Aerodrome

INTRODUCTION Defence Housing Australia’s (DHA) new Akuna Vista residential development is currently under construction at the site of the former Schofields Aerodrome in Schofields, NSW. GML Heritage, led by excavation directors Dr Jennifer Jones-Travers and Abi Cryerhall, completed historical archaeological excavations to mitigate the impacts of development on three sites associated with the c1820 homestead …

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HERITAGE NEWS: Fencing wire and references

Regarding fencing wire: About the most wires can usually tell you is that it is post-1788. And you knew that anyway! The earliest Australian record for wire in rural fences I now know of is 1840. A few years earlier than what I published several years ago. (Yes, even I engage in the ‘my site …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Dry Stone Wall Association Bathurst Weekend Away

The Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia (DSWAA) are holding a weekend away at Bathurst, NSW that ASHA members may be interested in: Weekend away at Bathurst, NSW, May 11-13 2018 Planning is well underway for a fabulous weekend of heritage and discovery in and around Bathurst. We start with drinks at the magnificent Abercrombie …

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HERITAGE NEWS: Photographer aims to shoot SA heritage

Members may be interested to hear that a young man from South Australia, Josh Corke, has challenged himself to photograph every heritage-listed place in the state. So far has taken photos in and around Adelaide, the Murrarylands and the Fleurieu. As yet Mr Corke is unsure what he will do with the compilation of images …

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RESEARCH NEWS: A map of the Land Divisions of New South Wales

In 1884 the Crown Lands Act divided New South Wales into three divisions; Eastern, Central and Western. This was not some whimsical classical elusion to the Gallic Wars but the outcome of deliberation on the results of Free Selection since its introduction in 1861. Free selection was established in the various states throughout Australia as …

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RESEARCH NEWS: New Norica Wells Confirmed, WA

We received a question from the daughter of a local farmer in the Calingiri area of Western Australia confirmed the continuing presence of two wells constructed for the Benedictine monks of New Norcia in the 19th Century. The original enquiry provided some photos and asked if they could be Benedictine wells. The pictures and their …

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HERITAGE NEWS: QANTAS Longreach Hangar turns 95

The Heritage Listed QANTAS hangar at Longreach has turned 95. The hangar was where QANTAS first began it’s operations, and is now the location of the QANTAS Founders Museum. The Museum hosted a morning tea to celebrate the hangars birthday, which was added to the Register in 2009. For more information, please see: https://qfom.com.au/2017/08/07/media-release-national-heritage-listed-qantas-hangar-turns-95/ Image: …

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EXCAVATION NEWS: Milton cemetery, NZ

Excavations 25 graves, which uncovered the remains of 27 individuals, has recently been completed at Milton cemetery in the south of New Zealands’s South Island. The excavations are part of research being conducted in partnership with Tokomaririro Project 60 (TP60) and the Anglican Church. The research will look into the lives of the first settlers …

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HERITAGE NEWS: Oatlands Commissariat Restorations, Tas

Restoration work is currently being undertaken by the Southern Midlands Council on the 1827 Commissariat building (see above image, provided by Simon Blight), the oldest building in the Oatlands Military precinct. The council purchased the Commissariat and the later Victorian shop & cottage, which both stand on the same block at 79 High Street, Oatlands. …

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EXCAVATION NEWS: Googong school house, NSW

A 19th century school house has been excavated as part of developments in Googong, NSW. The excavation involved consultant and ANU student archaeologists, and recieved visits from local school children. Artefacts including slate pencils were found among the foundations. For more information, please see the following links: http://www.theage.com.au/act-news/anu-archaeologists-unearth-19th-century-history-at-googong-20170605-gwkgqy.html http://www.archaeology.org/news/5605-170605-australia-school-house