Judy Birmingham's 90th Birthday

Andrew Wilson (University of Sydney)

While ASHA is celebrating its 50th this year one of its founders, Judy Birmingham, is celebrating her 90th. Judy arrived in Australia in 1961 as a specialist in Mediterranean and West Asian archaeology appointed on the recommendation of Max Mallowan.

In less than a decade she was participating in the beginnings of Australian historical archaeology, most notably at Irrawang and Wybalenna. We now know that Wybalenna played a central role in the establishment of ASHA by Judy and a small dedicated group of supporters. So, it is fitting to mark the occasion with an on-line presentation of the site.

Happy Birthday Judy!

Photo 1: Judy Birmingham relaxing in Sydney in the early 1960s. Photographer unknown.