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Adapting to Landscapes: The Archaeology of Water on the Australian Goldfields

Publication date: Apr 15, 2013 10:07:34 PM

Start: Apr 29, 2013 5:30:00 PM

Location: Room 209, Institute of Archaeology

Adapting to Landscapes: The Archaeology of Water on the Australian Goldfields

Susan Lawrence and Peter Davies (Archaeology, La Trobe University, Melbourne) will give a seminar at the Institute on 29 April.  

The seminar on the Archaeology of Water on the Australian Goldfields is sponsored by the World Archaeology Section and all are welcome to attend. 

Dr Susan Lawrence is interested in the archaeology of British colonisation, gender, and material culture studies. Her research has focussed on the Australian gold rush, the colonial whaling industry, the pastoral frontier, and comparative studies of nineteenth-century British colonies.

Dr Peter Davies undertook his PhD at La Trobe University on the material and social life of an early-twentieth-century forest community and worked on the ARC-Linkage Project, ‘An Archaeology of Institutional Confinement: the Hyde Park Barracks 1848-1886’ (2008-11).

They are co-authors of a major new synthesis of Australian historical archaeology, An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788, published by Springer in 2010.

The seminar will be followed by a wine reception in the Staff Common Room (Room 609).

Any enquiries about the event may be directed to Andrew Reynolds.