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Suburban Archaeology Symposium

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Canberra Museum & Gallery

Cnr London Cct and Civic Square

Canberra, ACT 2601

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A half-day event on how archaeology assists in the 'reimagining' of Canberra's past and heritage and in conservation practice.

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A half-day event on how archaeology assists in the 'reimagining' of Canberra's past and heritage and in conservation practice. Speakers will cover the ACT Government's investigative work for suburban development including: Indigenous perspectives, contextual research, field survey and other aspects of suburban archaeology.

This event is supported by the Canberra Archaeological Society and the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology.

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10.30am Welcome, introduction and Welcome to Country (Wally Bell)

10.40am Wally Bell - Today’s Ngunawal Culture and Country: Archaeology from an Aboriginal Perspective.

11.00am Dr Ken Heffernan - Requirements and Role of the ACT Government’s Archaeological Investigative Work Prior to Suburban Development.

11.20am Morning Tea – own arrangements

11.40am Dr Michael Pearson OA – Reimagining Canberra as an urban sheep paddock – A pastoral past in an urban present.

12.00pm Nicola Hayes - An archaeological island: The ACT’s love of Heritage places surrounded by suburb and the implications for cultural heritage conservation.

12.20pm Dr Phil Hughes and Dr Marjorie Sullivan - A landscape approach to explaining land use in the past: an example from Hall.

12.40pm Q&A Panel – All speakers

1.00pm Finish

For further information and to download the full program, visit http://www.cmag.com.au/events/suburban-archaeology-symposium

In association with the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

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