Atherstone Homestead Historical Investigation

Posted Oct 07 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Melton, VC&A, Victoria

As part of a large-scale residential development project at Melton, 35 km west of Melbourne’s CBD, Dr Vincent Clark & Associates recently excavated the remains of an unusual bluestone structure close to the Toolern Creek. This feature was situated on the Exford Estate, once an extensive squatting property built in 1846 by one of Melton’s […]

From Boom to Bust: Australian Historical Association Conference, 2016

Posted Jun 10 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, about VC&A, Archaeology, Conferences and Papers, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Victoria

This year’s Australian Historical Association conference is being convened by the Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History at Federation University in Ballarat, with the theme ‘From Boom to Bust’. One of our project managers, Will Anderson, will be presenting a paper titled ‘Archaeology and pre-Colonial Landscape History: Boom before Contact in the Western District of […]

AIMA/ASHA Conference

Posted Sep 21 in about VC&A, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, Conferences and Papers, historical archaeology, Historical Research

AIMA/ASHA Conference We are very excited about the upcoming Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) conference that we are co-sponsoring this week. The conference will be held from Thursday 24th – Sat 26th September at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. There will be a stimulating range of papers on topics including digital archaeology, conflict archaeology […]

Mapping the changing shoreline of Hobsons Bay

Posted Jul 31 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Victoria, Williamstown

Williamstown was once envisaged as the main settlement of Port Philip Bay. Named in 1837 after the ruling British monarch, William IV, the peninsula was a vital port and thriving settlement, even as Melbourne gained ascendancy. Today, Williamstown’s maritime connections remain active, though the Naval Dockyard no longer builds and repairs ships at the level […]