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RESEARCH NEWS: PhD opportunity

As part of the ARC Discovery Project Landscape of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77, we are pleased to offer our second PhD Scholarship Opportunity to work with Prof. Martin Gibbs (UNE), A.Prof David Roberts (UNE) and Prof. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart (UTas), alongside staff of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (Dr David Roe, …

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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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ASHA NEWS: Call for papers – People and the sea

Call for papers: People and the sea: current research on maritime interactions between Southeast Asia and the wider world Session Chairs: Dr Jennifer Rodrigues, Western Australian Museum (Jennifer.Rodrigues@museum.wa.gov.au) Ms Abhirada Pook Komoot, University of Western Australia (abhirada.komoot@research.uwa.edu.au) The interconnections of two major Oceans—the Indian and Pacific Oceans—have dominated Southeast Asian maritime heritage for thousands of …

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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 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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UPCOMING EVENT: ICOFORT Tour and Talk, Sydney

ICOFORT – the International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage – was formed by ICOMOS in 2005 and was established to engage with the heritage conservation issues related to structures, landscapes and monuments associated with military heritage. There is now an Australia ICOMOS National Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage. This talk by …

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RESEARCH NEWS: Landscapes of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77

In the last round of grants awarded by the Australian Research Council, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers was awarded funds for a three year project examining landscapes of convict labour. Titled Landscapes of Production and Punishment: the Tasman Peninsula 1830-77, the project commences in April of this year and will see archaeologists, historians and demographers …

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Maritime History Prize Nominations Open

Originally posted on the ANMM website n The Australian National Maritime Museum, with the Australian Association for Maritime History have opened nominations for two maritime history prizes.n n The major prize is named in honour of the late Professor Frank Broeze (1945–2001) of the University of Western Australia, who has been called the pre-eminentn maritime …

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EXCAVATIONS begin at Queens Wharf, Brisbane

Test excavations have begun at the site of the new Queens Wharf casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Brisbane. The test excavations are being carriedn out in order to investigate the foundations of heritage buildings in the area. These investigations will inform proceedings for protecting the heritagen buildings while works are carried out. n n …

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