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Keep up to date with upcoming events, seminars and talks hosted by ourselves or our colleagues in the world of heritage.


Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology

Artefact's Heritage Consultant Elanor Pitt is also the Events Coordinator for the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA). She is working behind the scenes to assist ASHA with organising a number of events as part of National Archaeology Week.

One of the more light hearted events is the ASHA Online Trvia Night! Tues 17/05, 6pm to 8pm, online, with Jayden van Beek (Senior Associate, Artefact Heritage) as the returning Trivia Writer and Steph Moore (Austral Archaeology) as the MC.


Talk: Discovering Archaeology

Come and hear Artefact's own Michael Lever and a panel of speakers chat about the work of archaeologists....

Curious to discover what archaeologists do, where they work and what they find? Join local Inner West archaeologists in an exploratory display of artefacts including those from the recent excavation of Fenwick’s building in Balmain and the old Marrickville Hospital site.

There is also the opportunity to handle and interrogate some of the artefacts and celebrate National Archaeology Week and the 2022 Heritage Festival.

Presented by Inner West Library Services, the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. as part of National Archaeology Week and the Australian Heritage Festival.

  BOOK THE TALK - Sunday, May 15, 2022   Marrickville Library and Pavilion, 313 Marrickville RoadMarrickville NSW 2204


Talk: Known, Unknowns

The Archaeology of the

Devonshire Street Cemetery

What happened when a cemetery exhumed in 1901 was impacted on by modern redevelopment? This is the case of the Devonshire Street Cemetery which occupied a sand ridge from 1819 to 1901. After 1901 the graves were exhumed and reburied, the sand ridge was flattened and Central Station was constructed on the site. From 2018, redevelopment of Sydney’s public transport impacted on the location of the Cemetery. But was anyone left? Interestingly, and at times controversially, the answer was yes!

Dr Iain Stuart, who was the Excavation Director on the two projects that impacted the Cemetery site, will give a talk for Archaeology week on the history of the Devonshire Street Cemetery, outline the archaeological programs that were undertaken and discuss some of the results of the work.

Image credit: Headstones at Devonshire St Cemetery, Courtesy Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales.

  BOOK THE TALK - Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 6.30 to 7.30pm


Heritage for construction and public works

We’ve been working with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia to create an entry-level training course on how heritage fits into rail, construction, and public works projects. This course is perfect if you are a public works engineer, a civil engineer or project manager. We developed the course for people who are new to the sector, have been in the sector for a while and need a refresher, or just want to learn best practice and get some hints and tips. The course is facilitated by Artefact consultants and includes topics like the value of heritage, processes and permits, reports and unexpected finds procedures. 

   BOOK THE COURSE - or contact us for a customised course for your company.


What does
a 'history professional'
actually do?

Artefact team member Dr Iain Stuart was recently invited to be part of an online panel discussing careers in history by the History Council of NSW. Chaired by Dr Kiera Lindsey it featured 'lightening talks' from historians, museum curators, archaeologists and other heritage professionals as they shared their experiences and tips on how to kick-start a career in the history world. 


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