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Research Biography

Heather is an historical archaeologist with a wide range of research interests, including the construction of class and status through material culture, the archaeology of cross-cultural engagement and the links between cultural heritage and contemporary social identity. She graduated with a PhD from UNE (Armidale) in 1996, and has worked on historical and Indigenous archaeological sites throughout New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Her current research focusses on the 'frontier' and its social and material effects.

Research Interests

  • Standing structures, style and social identity
  • Ideology, class and capitalism
  • The frontier, contact and conflict
  • Working class archaeology
  • The archaeology of incarceration and asylums
  • Women and gender in historical archaeology
  • Heritage interpretation and the contemporary uses of archaeology
  • Archaeology of the Chinese in Australia
  • Archaeology of WWII
  • Artefact analysis and historical archaeology

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of New England, Australia

Award Date: 30 Nov 1996

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of New England, Australia

Award Date: 30 Nov 1987

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Research Output

A report on a tektite (australite) artefact from Calperum Station in the western central River Murray region, South Australia

Roberts, A., Morton, C., Westell, C., Burke, H. & Morrison, M., 15 Jul 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 86, 1, p. 75-79 5 p.

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  • Betwixt and Between: Trauma, Survival and the Aboriginal Troopers of the Queensland Native Mounted Police

    Burke, H., Barker, B., Wallis, L., Craig, S. & Combo, M., 2 Jul 2020, In : Journal of Genocide Research. 22, 3, p. 317-333 17 p.

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  • Connection, trespass, identity and a swastika: mark-making and entanglements at Pudjinuk Rockshelter No. 1, South Australia

    Roberts, A., Burke, H. & Morton, C., 14 Apr 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 85, 3, p. 235-251 17 p.

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  • Cultural conflict in text and materiality: the impact of words and lead on the northwest Queensland colonial frontier, Australia

    Davidson, I., Burke, H., Sullivan, L., Wallis, L. A., Artym, U. & Barker, B., 20 Jan 2020, In : World Archaeology. 51, 5, p. 724-740 18 p.

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  • "On the brink of a fever stricken swamp": Culturally modified trees and land-people relationships at the Lower Laura (Boralga) Native Mounted Police camp, Cape York Peninsula

    Cole, N., Wallis, L., Burke, H., Barker, B. & Rinyirru Aboriginal Corporation, 15 Jul 2020, In : Australian Archaeology. 86, 1, p. 21-36 16 p.

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    Activities

    • 5 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    Digital Heritage Symposium

    Heather Burke (Organiser) & Claire Smith (Organiser)

    22 Sep 2009

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    Cultural Heritage, Social Justice and Ethical Globalisation Symposium

    Claire Smith (Organiser) & Heather Burke (Organiser)

    28 Sep 200729 Sep 2007

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    Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property Symposium

    Claire Smith (Organiser) & Heather Burke (Organiser)

    3 Dec 20065 Dec 2006

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Fifth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-5)

    Joan Gero (Organiser), Claire Smith (Organiser) & Heather Burke (Organiser)

    21 Jun 200326 Jun 2003

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    Archaeology in the Early 1990s

    Claire Smith (Organiser), Heather Burke (Organiser) & Christine Lovell-Jones (Organiser)

    22 Aug 199224 Aug 1992

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