Victoria

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: Bullseye! Pontilled Window Glass

The fragment of glass illustrated in the images below was found in the 1988 excavation season of Melbourne’s Little Lon district. This area was reported to be a slum, with a mixed use of domestic and light industrial lots. Crown glass window pane fragment. LL71844 Historical Archaeology Collection, Museums Victoria. Images: Bronwyn Woff The glass …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Museum Victoria Store Tour

Please join us for a tour of Museum Victoria’s dedicated storage facility on Friday 17th March 2017 followed by lunch at the Post Office Hotel in Coburg. Attendees of the last tour enjoyed exploring the various objects of State significance at the storage facility late in 2016. Spots are limited so make sure you sign …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Lost Trades Fair, Kyneton, Vic

Originally posted on the Lost Trades Fair website Rundell and Rundell Lost Trades Fair Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th March 2017 Kyneton Racecourse, 10am – 4pm The Lost Trades Fair was born on the principle that people are fascinated when artisans and craftspeople openly demonstrate their skills and share their knowledge. Meet the makers; armourers, …

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Welcome to the ASHA Blog

The ASHA Blog Editor and the ASHA Committee would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the ASHA Blog. The blog replaces the long-running ASHA Newsletter as a way for members to receive information regarding Australasian Historical Archaeology. It aims to encourage the sharing of information between ASHA members, members of the wider …

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UPCOMING EVENT: Victorian Archaeology Colloquium Program

Originally posted by Elizabeth Foley Registration is still open for the Victorian Archaeology Colloquium, to be held at La Trobe University on Friday 3 February 2017. Registration is inclusive of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Please register via: https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/createbooking?e=ASSC_EV49 Program  8:30 Registration 9:00-9:30 Welcome to Country 9:30-10:00 Introduction 10:00-11:00 Session 1: Approaches: Methods and …

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Victorian Archaeology Colloquium

Applications are now open for the Victorian Archaeology Colloquium. The annual Colloquium will be held on 3 February 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University, Bundoora. Traditional Owners residing over 100 km away are eligible to apply for a travel bursary to attend. Colloquium registerations are available on the following link: https://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/createbooking?e=ASSC_EV49 …

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HERITAGE VICTORIA AND GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE

Members may be interested to hear of a new partnership between Heritage Victoria and Google Cultural Institute. This partnership provides a new way for HV to share their collections with people across the world, via a free online platform. For more information, please follow the link below. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/partner/heritage-victoria

ASHA MUSEUM STORE TOUR

On Thursday 8 December 2016 members of ASHA and other non-member historic archaeologists and historians attended a guided tour of Museums Victoria’s storage facility in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, organised by ASHA committee members Bronwyn Woff and Catherine Tucker. The storage facility provides tailored storage areas for objects when they are not on display at Museums …

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ARC SUCCESS FOR HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Historical archaeologists have been awarded three Discovery projects in the recently announced round of ARC-funding. The projects reflect the diversity of historical-archaeological research in the Australasian region, ranging from the archaeological vestiges of the Queensland Native Mounted Police, to the mining landscapes of regional Victoria and the Christian missionaries of Vanuatu. Details of each project …

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