07/13/2020.Reading time 46 minutes.
By Iain Davidson, Heather Burke, Lance Sullivan and Lynley Wallis The nature of historical knowledge is complex, involving oral history, archaeology and (less often than is generally supposed) written documents, many of which begin with some sort of oral telling. Here we outline the historical knowledge of a particular series of events in northwest Queensland […]
09/12/2017.Reading time 13 minutes.
By Uschi Artym Why are there so many buttons? And what were all the metal tags used for? (see Figure 1.) These were just two of the many questions asked by Flinders University students and archaeologists between 3-9 July 2017, who were at the time taking part in an ‘Indigenous Archaeology Field School’ in western Queensland. Located approximately […]
08/12/2017.Reading time 10 minutes.
By Jacinta Koolmatrie Between 2-9 July 2017 I participated in a Flinders University based field school in Boulia, Queensland as part of “The Archaeology of the Native Mounted Police” project. Fieldwork began on a Monday and started with an introduction by team member Associate Professor Heather Burke who explained what was currently known about the Boulia Native […]
08/06/2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
By Lynley Wallis and Heather Burke Many of the locations of camps and barracks of the Native Mounted Police are not well known beyond small groups of—usually local—people. One exception to this is the NMP barracks about 25 km outside of Boulia in northwest Qld. Located on a picturesque waterhole, this site is promoted as […]