Emma

Heritage Consultant

My role as a Heritage Consultant covers both Indigenous and Historic heritage. Typically, my work involves researching, writing, carrying out site surveys and excavating so that various people in the community can understand the past in and around Sydney. I enjoy undertaking small-scale research that focuses on specific times and places that may have been overshadowed by the 'big events' of Australian history or may not have been recorded for any number of reasons. I am new to this industry, having joined in November of 2021. Between 2019 and 2021, I gained experience volunteering in museums and on archaeological projects in Greece, Jordan and Australia.

ABOUT

EMMA

I have been interested in the past for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I was at Uni that I realized I could make a life out of this interest. I began studying ancient history, but soon moved to archaeology because I enjoy the more hands-on and varied information that you can uncover as an archaeologist. Since then, I have found myself digging in Jordan, camping in the outback to record stone tool production, bush-bashing to locate and record Aboriginal engravings. It’s been a lot of fun, but beyond that it has been a process of understanding small pieces of the past. By communicating this information to the community, I believe we can situate ourselves in the present world more deeply- this is what makes me so excited to keep on working in heritage and archaeology.

MY ARTEFACT

The artefact I’m holding is a coffee mug. It’s not anything special, but often its everyday items that can tell you the most about someone’s life and habits. I’m always drinking tea and coffee while I work, be it in the field or the office. I hope there’s enough tea residue left in this mug future archaeologist who unearths it to know exactly what I’m drinking.

LOCATION

Suite 56, Jones Bay Wharf 26-32 Pirrama Road, PYRMONT NSW 2009

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