Cherrie De Leiuen

Role in the Project

Cherrie De Leiuen

Cherrie is a Research Assistant on our project. She is primarily responsible for the overall management of our database, including undertaking archival and archaeological research. In addition she assists in logistics aspects of our field research, and is generally willing to help out wherever we need assistance.

Why She’s Excited About the Project

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a community driven project. As an archaeologist this project offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a more balanced version of the colonisation of Queensland. I hope to help  bring to light the impact of the Native Mounted Police in the past as well as the legacy for Indigenous people today.


  • BA Honours (Archaeology) Flinders University (1998)
  • Ph. D. (Archaeology) Flinders University (2018)


  • Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
  • World Archaeological Congress (WAC)
  • Society for American Archaeology (SAA)


  • De Leiuen, C. 1999 The Power of Gender. Indigenous Women on Whaling and Sealing Sites in Southern Australia. Unpublished BA(Hons) thesis, Department of Visual Arts and Archaeology, Flinders University.
  • De Leiuen, C. 2018 Landscapes of Gender in Archaeology: Theory, Discourse, Practice. Doctoral Thesis, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University.

Select Publications

  • Burke, H. S. Arthure, C. De Leiuen, J. McEgan and A. Gorman 2018 In Search of the Hidden Irish: Historical Archaeology, Identity and “Irishness” in Nineteenth Century South Australia. Historical Archaeology DOI 10.1007/s41636-018-0144-5
  • Burke, H., S. Arthure and C. De Leiuen 2016 A context for concealment: the historical archaeology of folk ritual and superstition in Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20(1):45–72.
  • De Leiuen, C. and S. Arthure 2016 Collaboration on Whose Terms? Using the IAP2 Community Engagement Model for Archaeology in Kapunda, South Australia. Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage. 3(2):81-98.
  • De Leiuen, C. 2015 Discourse through the looking glass: gender in the language of archaeological journals. Archaeologies 11(3):417-444.
  • De Leiuen, C. 2015 ‘Corporal punishment and the Grace of God’: the archaeology of a 19th century girls’ reformatory. Archaeology in Oceania 50(3):145-152
  • De Leiuen, C. 2013 Gender in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific. In D. Bolger (ed.), Companion to Gender Prehistory, pp.608-627. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, MA.
  • De Leiuen, C. 2015 Sexuality in ancient Indigenous Australia. In P. Wheelman and A. Bolin (ads), Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Wiley-Blackwell: Malden, MA.
  • De Leiuen, C. 2014 Repatriation issues in Australia. In C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer: New York.