Industrial Archaeology

UPCOMING EVENT: Best of Industrial Heritage

There is an event coming up this March. This is a joint event with our friends at AICOMOS, AACAI and Heritage Perth – please register your interest as soon as possible. Would be great to see a large ASHA turnout! There will be three great presentations. Greg Meacham is technical manager at Timber Insight and …

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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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HERITAGE NEWS: Flinders Street Railway Station renewal works

The iconic Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne has recently undergone renewal works. In order to determine the original colour of the buildling, conservators have tested the layers of original paint. During 2017 the building was wrapped in scaffolding and re-painted, and has recently been revealed to the public. Works are also taking place on …

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UPCOMING EVENT: ASHA Reading Group

The next ASHA reading group is being hosted by Artefact Heritage and will be held on Thursday 30th November at 6.00pm. This is a semi-regular (quarterly) opportunity to catch-up with other historical archaeologists and discuss themes of interest. Facilitator: Adele Zubrzycka Senior Heritage Consultant, Artefact Heritage Topic: Industrial Archaeology and Heritage Time and Location: 6pm, …

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EXCAVATION NEWS: Harrietville Chinese Mining Site

Excavations of the Harrietville Chinese Mining site are currently being undertaken in Victoria’s gold field region. One of the project’s staff members, Melissa Dunk, is putting together regular blog posts on her wordpress site called Overseas Chinese Archaeology. The blog can be found here: https://oschinesearch.wordpress.com/ and contains updates on the excavations and the behind the …

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RESEARCH NEWS: Cornish Mines in SA added to National Heritage List

Cornish mining sites at Burra and Moonta have recently been added to the National Heritage List. These important historic copper mining sites, representing the start of Australia’s metal mining industry, were added on 9 May 2017. Expert Cornish labour familiar with the recovery of copper ore was imported in the mid-19th century to establish the …

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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: Lost Trades Fair, Kyneton, Vic

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

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UPCOMING EVENT: Victorian Archaeology Colloquium Program

Originally posted by Elizabeth Foley n 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. nPlease register viahttps://latrobe.onestopsecure.com/onestopweb/LTUEv/createbooking?e=ASSC_EV49 n Program n 8:30 Registrationn 9:00-9:30 Welcome to Countryn 9:30-10:00 Introductionn 10:00-11:00 Session 1: Approaches: …

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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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