Tasmania

ASHA NEWS: Archaeology in the Pub, with special presentation “ASHA in Tassie”

I was lucky enough last month to attend the joint ASHA/Interpretation Australia conference in Tasmania. Being new to both the ASHA conference world, and Tassie itself, Iain kindly suggested I might be the best person to provide a ‘review’ of this conference at our next Archaeology at the Pub gathering. I kindly obliged and prepared …

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ASHA NEWS: Welcome to the 2017 Conference!

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and Interpretation Australia wish to welcome the 2017 Conference delegates to the ‘Travelling Stories: Connecting People and Landscapes’ Conference! Below are all the links you need: who, what, when, where and how of the first joint conference between ASHA and IA. We look forward to catching up with friends …

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ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH: ‘The Hated Stain’

One of the most significant finds from the 2002 Casselden Place, Melbourne, archaeological investigations (50 Lonsdale Street) was a medal struck to commemorate the Cessation of Convict Transportation (see images below, source: GML Heritage). The medal commemorates not only the victory of the anti-transportation movement but also the 50th anniversary of the founding of Tasmania …

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ASHA NEWS: Conference Registration Closing Soon

The ‘Travelling Stories’ joint ASHA and Interpretation Australia conference is just around the corner. Is there a seat with your name on it on the bus and you just haven’t gotten around to registering yet? Don’t forget that registrations close 5pm on the 20th September and seats are filling up fast. For more information and …

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HERITAGE NEWS: Oatlands Commissariat Restorations, Tas

Restoration work is currently being undertaken by the Southern Midlands Council on the 1827 Commissariat building (see above image, provided by Simon Blight), the oldest building in the Oatlands Military precinct. The council purchased the Commissariat and the later Victorian shop & cottage, which both stand on the same block at 79 High Street, Oatlands. …

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ASHA NEWS: Conference Venues

The ASHA and IA Travelling Stories Conference Committee have released an update on the conference locations. The pre-conference evening reception will be held at The Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston. The first day of conference papers will be held at The Tramsheds, Launceston The second day of conference papers will be held in Hobart after a …

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ASHA NEWS: 2017 Conference Registrations

We are pleased to announce that registrations for the Travelling Stories Conference are now open! Options include registration for the whole conference (October 10th – 13th), or single days, as well as two optional conference-related tours, and the conference dinner. Full registrations cover: October 10th: attendance at the opening evening event in Launceston October 11th: …

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ASHA NEWS: 2017 Conference Call for Papers/Presentations

ASHA and IA are pleased to announce the sessions for the 2017 joint conference entitled ‘Travelling Stories’ which will take place in October in Tasmania. We welcome all proposals for papers or presentations but especially those that fit in one of the sessions or with the general theme of the conference. There is currently room …

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ASHA NEWS: Conference Registration Open!

We are pleased to announce that registrations for the Travelling Stories Conference are now open! Options include registration for the whole conference (October 10th – 13th), or single days, as well as two optional conference-related tours, and the conference dinner. Full registrations cover: October 10th: attendance at the opening evening event in Launceston October 11th: …

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