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AACAI NSW/ACT
AACAI NSW are pleased to present the Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner’s Workshop (SHAP) as part of National Archaeology Week 2017. The one day workshop is an opportunity for practitioners, students and those interested in historical archaeology to explore best practice, innovations and technology as well as recent historical archaeology projects in NSW. While we have received a number of presentation proposals already, we would like to offer everyone the opportunity to submit an abstract for a short presentation (10 -15min). A theme in several heritage conferences in Australia this year is ‘interpretation’. In keeping this thread going and to offer some inspiration for papers, we are using the theme ‘views and interpretations-historical archaeology in NSW.' The day will include keynote speakers, papers, practical demonstrations and discussions all related to current practice in historical archaeology. Tickets will be released shortly for booking a seat to attend the day hosted at the Big Dig Centre, The Rocks, Sydney.


In submitting a presentation or other session (discussion/ demonstration) proposal please submit t00he following:
a title for your presentation;
an abstract of 150 to 400 words;
presenter’s name (including prenominal –Dr/ Ms/ Mr etc)and company/affiliation
a sentence or two demonstrating the link between your presentation and our theme (if relevant)
and whether you would be interested in your presentation being published in the form of a paper in a journal or publication arising from the workshop

Send submissions by 5.00pm Fri 15 March to the NSW/ACT AACAI Secretary: dianacowie@gmail.com

Engineers Australia, compiled by Richard Morrison

2016 John Monash Medal - Engineers Australia

This national award was presented to Keith Baker, ACT resident, chartered professional electrical engineer, post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage management and heritage consultant, in January 2017 for his ‘outstanding contribution in raising awareness and conservation of the ACT’s heritage, and providing national leadership in the promotion of engineering heritage’. Keith had previously authored A century of Canberra engineering in 2013 (published by the Canberra Division, Engineers Australia).

For more information please see:
http://newsroom.engineersaustralia.org.au/news/member-profile/act-resident-receives-prestigious-national-engineering-award

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-man-awarded-national-medal-for-recording-engineering-heritage-20170119-gtumnu.html

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. It was to focus on the investigation of a military barracks which serviced the adjacent Maria Island convict settlement in the 1840’s.

A news report on the project can be found here
For more information see also:
http://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2017/01/23/student-dig-explores-tasmanian-barracks-of-colonial-regiment.html

https://m.facebook.com/TriabunnaBarracksANU.Dig/

Twitter #TriabunnaBarracks
Canberra Archaeological Society, compiled by Richard Morrison

Explore Red Hill Camp

In 2016 Ngunnawal and Ngambri families worked with ANU archaeology students and local residents to uncover the Aboriginal history of a small park in Manuka. The upcoming Heritage Week event, Explore Red Hill Camp: Canberra’s ‘Last Ngunnawal Campsite’ will focus on the outcomes of the Red Hill Camp excavation (2016) which was undertaken by Steve Skitmore of ANU, and will explore the stories of the site through a short walk and a story-telling journey with Ngunnawal and Ngambri elders.

It will be free and held at 3.00-4.30pm on Saturday 22 April 2017 at the Corner Durville Crescent & Flinders Way /77 Flinders Way, Griffith, ACT.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-red-hill-camp-canberras-last-ngunnawal-campsite-tickets-31900978686  

 



Bronwyn Woff

The ASHA Blog Editor and the ASHA Committee would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the ASHA Blog.

The blog replaces the long-running ASHA Newsletter as a way for members to receive information regarding Australasian Historical Archaeology. It aims to encourage the sharing of information between ASHA members, members of the wider archaeological community, and the general public. The blog contains information regarding archaeological research, excavations and upcoming events, and will be the platform for posting our Artefact of the Month articles.

Each post will be tagged with topics as appropriate, and visitors to the blog can search using these tags under the Recent Postssection on the left hand side of the page. As yet, this option is not available for mobile devices. These tags include the region which the post refers to, as well as various broad topics, for example "Glass" or "Research".

Visitors can also subscribe to receive updates about the ASHA Blog at the bottom of the blog page.

We hope that you enjoy reading up-to-date information via our blog. If you wish to make a submission, please email your regional representative (the details of which are found here)  or by emailing the Editor at: newsletter@asha.org.au

Happy reading!

Bronwyn Woff
ASHA Blog Editor
newsletter@asha.org.au
Original post by Mary Casey

Members may be interested to note that membership applications for the Australian Capital Territory's Heritage Council are now open. For more information please follow the link below:

http://www.environment.act.gov.au/heritage/about-us/act_heritage_council/expressions-of-interest-for-membership