When not pursuing my PhD research, I work in cultural heritage in Bendigo in Central Victoria. My job takes me out in the country investigating and recording Aboriginal cultural heritage. On one of these trips I spotted this memorial hall at Kooreh and made a note to go back an record it at a later
One of my areas of interest in archaeology has been the development of stratigraphy as part of archaeological practice: in fact this was the focus of my Honours thesis back in 2007. Since then I have been meaning to turn the section of my thesis dealing with the history of stratigraphy into a journal article.
It has been around eight months since my previous post. The relocation to Bendigo along with the return to full-time employment has wreaked havoc on my PhD progress. I have turned to part-time study to make it all progress, and have had to come to terms with the challenges of studying externally. Happily, I can
On track In the last week I have been getting the feel for heritage in my local area, both through work and through my leisure time exploring the Goldfields region of Victoria and have experienced both the good and the bad. Firstly the good, starting with the headline of the Bendigo Weekly for Friday 18
Now that we’ve finally settled in Bendigo, I have been able to start investigating and recording some of the war memorials in the region. One thing that is apparent is the different forms of memorial that are present, many of which are quite different to the memorials that I have encountered in South Australia. Not
Always expect the unexpected … After 12 months of job applications and faffing about with job providers, interspersed with some part-time/casual work tutoring, lecturing and monitoring infrastructure projects I have re-entered the work force in a full-time capacity in cultural heritage management. As can be imagined this has impacted on the way that I approach
It is a few weeks since I last posted, but my archaeological pursuits have been going forward (I’ll get to the title of the post later). In August I was invited to give a talk to a mixed class of years 5 to 7 at Clarendon Primary School, as they were planning a trip to