Institutions

UPCOMING EVENT: Diary of an Archaeologist

A lecture presented by Richard Tuffin and David Roe, entitled ‘But did they wash behind their ears?: preliminary findings from the 2016 Penitentiary Ablutions archaeological excavation at Port Arthur’ will be presented on Wednesday 15 March, at 4.00pm. The lecture will be held at the University of New England (Large Lecture Theatre EM1, Natural Resources …

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EXCAVATIONS: Parramatta, NSW

Historical and Contact Archaeology in North Parramatta A site currently being excavated in North Parramatta, New South Wales has found evidence of contact between European and local Indigenous peoples in fragments of glass. The excavators have also discovered evidence of leisure and ornamentation of the residents of the previous institutions located on the site. For …

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EXCAVATION update, Triabunna, Tas

Author: School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and the Social Sciences, compiled by Richard Morrison Triabunna Field School, Tasmania As reported previously this 2nd field work season was to be undertaken by Dr Ash Lenton, ANU, for undergraduates from there but also from the University of Sydney, in January and February 2017. …

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EXCAVATIONS conclude at Triabunna, Tas

Excavations have recently concluded at Triabunna, which is situated on Tasmania’s east coast near Maria Island. The excavations were carried out as part of a joint ANU and University of Sydney field school. Students participated in the excavations around what are believed to be military barracks. For more information, please see the following: https://www.facebook.com/TriabunnaBarracks.Dig/ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-18/triabunna-archaeological-dig-unearthing-untold-stories/8191066 …

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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

GNOWANGERUP’S OLD POLICE STATION, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

In mid-2014, Waru Consulting volunteered to undertake a heritage assessment of Gnowangerup’s old police station. Gnowangerup is a quiet rural town situated approximately 300km southeast of Perth and 50km north of the Stirling Ranges. The century old police station is a problem for the local Shire. Recently, vandals broke some of the asbestos fibre walls …

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