Fragments of the Past: An exhibition of historical archaeology from Burra 1845-1877

Cherrie De Leiuen, Claire Smith, Paul Saeki, Peter Birt

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

This exhibition is an important part of the interpretative and educational facets of the Burra Community Archaeology Project. This research project arises from a pilot study undertaken in 1998 by staff and students of the archaeology and cultural tourism units of Flinders University. It is based on a collaboration between Flinders University, the Regional Council of Goyder, the National Trust of South Australia Burra Burra Branch and the Mid North Regional Development Board. This research is genuinely collaborative in conception, planning and implementation, this exhibition being one of the outcomes suggested by our industry partners.

The Burra Community Archaeology Project is researching the archaeological manifestations of multiculturalism in colonial Australia. This research includes consideration of the manner in which the multicultural facets of Burra's colonial history are incorporated into present interpretations of the past and into contemporary cultural tourism and educational progammes in the region. This research emerges from an innovative collaboration between archaeology, cultural tourism and relevant industry and community bodies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2000

Keywords

  • Burra, South Australia
  • Miners dugouts
  • historical archaeology

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