Someone’s lost their marbles!

Posted Nov 26 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, children, Uncategorized

Someone lost their marbles over 100 years ago at Old Bridge Inn in Mernda. Luckily, archaeologists from Dr Vincent Clark & Associates were able to relocate them in the 2017 excavations. The Inn was one of the earliest businesses in Victoria located outside of Melbourne. The marbles may indicate the presence of children, with dolls […]

The Jones Lane Kids

Posted Jun 18 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, children, historical archaeology, kids, VC&A, Victoria

On the Friday the 2nd February of this year, artefact specialists from Dr. Vincent Clark & Associates and Christine Williamson Heritage presented their findings at the Victorian Archaeology Colloquium at La Trobe University. Nadia Bajzelj and Dr Christine Williamson presented their interpretation of the finds associated with children from the excavation of the Wesley Church precinct in Melbourne’s CBD. […]

Archaeology Week – Mernda Rail Project

Posted May 23 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne

Archaeology Week got off to a great start this week with presentations by Dr Michelle Negus Cleary and Jasmine Scibilia speaking at the City of Whittlesea Civic Centre Office about their work on the Mernda Railway and the Old Bridge Inn. If you missed out, everyone is welcome to join us this Saturday the 26th […]

Exploration Lane

Posted Dec 13 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Uncategorized, VC&A, Victoria

Another opportunity to explore the early settlement of Melbourne arose in October this year when a block of land in Exploration Lane was excavated as a part of historical investigations. Located off Little Lonsdale Street between Exhibition and Russel Street, Exploration Lane was occupied by a number of buildings from the early 19th century. Excavations […]

Cato Street Exhibition – Prahran Mechanic’s Institute

Posted Sep 12 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Prahran, VC&A, Victoria

Following on from the archaeological investigations conducted earlier this year, an exhibition hosted by the Prahran Mechanic’s Institute (PMI Victorian History Library) will be running from Thursday the 19th of October to Friday the 3rd of November. A public lecture will be conducted by our own Dr Michelle Negus Cleary on the opening night of the exhibition […]

Jones Lane Historical Archaeology

Posted May 23 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology

Earlier this year archaeologists from Dr Vincent Clark & Associates excavated a row of six cottages next to the Wesley Church on Lonsdale Street, and in the process uncovered a slice of Melbourne’s early colonial history. The residences, located along Jones Lane (previously Green Lane), provided a unique opportunity to investigate early residential living in Melbourne. […]

Atherstone Homestead Historical Investigation

Posted Oct 07 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Melton, VC&A, Victoria

As part of a large-scale residential development project at Melton, 35 km west of Melbourne’s CBD, Dr Vincent Clark & Associates recently excavated the remains of an unusual bluestone structure close to the Toolern Creek. This feature was situated on the Exford Estate, once an extensive squatting property built in 1846 by one of Melton’s […]

AIMA/ASHA Conference

Posted Sep 21 in about VC&A, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, Conferences and Papers, historical archaeology, Historical Research

AIMA/ASHA Conference We are very excited about the upcoming Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) conference that we are co-sponsoring this week. The conference will be held from Thursday 24th – Sat 26th September at the National Wool Museum, Geelong. There will be a stimulating range of papers on topics including digital archaeology, conflict archaeology […]

Mapping the changing shoreline of Hobsons Bay

Posted Jul 31 in Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, historical archaeology, Historical Research, Victoria, Williamstown

Williamstown was once envisaged as the main settlement of Port Philip Bay. Named in 1837 after the ruling British monarch, William IV, the peninsula was a vital port and thriving settlement, even as Melbourne gained ascendancy. Today, Williamstown’s maritime connections remain active, though the Naval Dockyard no longer builds and repairs ships at the level […]

VC&A Projects Update

Posted Jun 30 in Aboriginal cultural heritage, about VC&A, Archaeology, Archaeology of Melbourne, cultural heritage due diligence, cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, Lyndhurst, Melton, VC&A, Victoria

Recently we have been updating our website Projects page to better represent the scope of work that we do across Victoria. We have included some details about some of our previously completed cultural heritage management plans (CHMPs) such as: Ravenswood Interchange (for VicRoads), Mernda Central P-12 (for the Department of Education & Training), Cullulleraine Power Line […]