Landscape Archaeology

3 MINUTE TALK: Neglected Landscapes

When you hear the words ‘cultural landscapes’ what comes to mind? This is what comes to my mind most readily Perhaps because this is what I first thought of as a landscape. When you think of landscape artists – John Constable, Fredrick McCubbin, Sidney Nolan, Condrad Martens and of course Fred Williams (landscape with a …

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ASHA EVENT: ASHA-CAS Maritime Rock Art Symposium Report

As an ASHA promotional exercise, both of membership and historical archaeology, it was suggested that your regional representatives might organise a regional event and some measure of financial support might be available for this. As there is no strong Historical Archaeology base in the ACT – there is no tertiary teaching of it here in …

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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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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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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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EXCAVATION NEWS: Wesley Church, Melbourne

Jeremy Smith, Principal Archaeologist at Heritage Victoria recently discussed the Wesley Church and Jones Lane excavation with ABC Saturday Breakfast Radio host Hilary Harper. From the ABC Radio website: An archaeological dig on Lonsdale Street between Russell and Exhibition has shone a window into life in pre-Gold Rush era Melbourne, showing it was more diverse …

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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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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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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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