Bronwyn Woff

Bachelor of Archaeology (Hons), La Trobe University

Bronwyn graduated La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Archaeology, and completed her Honours in 2014. Her Honours thesis explored the reuse of glass bottles in early Melbourne, and concluded with a guide to the reliability of bottle form for function analysis. She has presented various sections at the last three Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology conferences, winning Best Paper at the 2015 conference in Geelong. Bronwyn and her colleague Adrienne Ellis have recently publish a paper entitled: ‘Bottle merchants at A’Beckett Street, Melbourne (1875-1914): new evidence for the light industrial trade of bottle washing’ in the International Journal of Historical Archaeology based on her thesis work.

Bronwyn has several years’ experience working as a material culture specialist and archaeologist throughout the eastern states and Tasmania. She specialises as an artefact cataloguer and analyst, the highlight of which has been her work as a Research Assistant for the La Trobe University Commonwealth Block Project. Bronwyn also presented the Miscellaneous and Special Finds session of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. artefact identification workshop in 2016. Bronwyn also has experience in excavation and artefact management of many historical and indigenous sites, and was part of the Port Arthur Historic Sites Management Authority’s Penitentiary Upgrade Excavations in 2013. She is registered as a Cultural Heritage Advisor with Aboriginal Victoria.

As well as being on the General Committee, Bronwyn is the currently the Blog Editor for the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, a role which has replaced the Newsletter Editor role. She is also a member of the Transferware Collectors Club, USA.