Markets in Eumundi: Queensland’s BEST

My very first experience of the Eumundi Markets was a long time ago when I was just a small child. It was a weekend and my dad was delivering hay to a supplier in Eumundi. I wanted to go with as I always did when dad went on a delivery, so I did. Let me…

Hillforts

A hillfort (or hill fort) is a fortified mound used either as refuge or for a settlement. They were built on the apex of hills as a defensive technique, however, not all hillforts were built on hills. Hillforts are primarily found throughout Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Europe, although there are similar structures found all…

AAA/ASHA Conference Cairns 2014

At the end of 2014 I went to my first ever archaeological conference, and it was great! So many people tell you how boring these things are but when it is about something you love then it shouldn’t bore you. As I packed my bags and drove to Cairns with my friend, I was excited…

Why You Should Visit the Fraser Coast

The Fraser Coast encompasses the towns of Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Tiaro, the Great Sandy Strait and smaller coastal communities in between. Known to be host to some of the worlds natural wonders, the Fraser Coast is a bustling tourism hot spot, frequented by backpackers from all over the globe. Hervey Bay is the Whale watching…

Historical Sites in the South Burnett

I begin this post by respectfully acknowledging the Wakka Wakka People, Traditional Owners of this land I am writing about, and Elders both past and present. Please note there will be another post specifically dedicated to the Wakka Wakka people and their history. The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located…

Eat Like The Locals: South Burnett

The South Burnett is arguably one of the most beautiful places in Queensland. Located a short drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast where forests, farmland, creeks and the beautiful green hilly countryside is common. The area is filled with cultural and natural heritage attractions, as well as a ton of places to try the…

A Picture Says 1000 Words; Australia

As an Australian, I am quite bias when it comes to the beautiful country that I hail from, and trying to describe what it is like here is completely impossible for me – so I am going to show you. Here are a few simple reasons why you should visit Australia… “A picture says a…

Experience the South Burnett

The South Burnett is where I grew up, and it holds a really special place in my heart.. My family heritage goes back generations in this area, so I think it will always be my home. When I was younger I did not think that way.. I couldn’t wait to get away, and I couldn’t…

Become an Archaeologist: Study Archaeology in Australia

The following is a list of undergraduate agrees available in Australia for Archaeology majors. Flinders University, University of Queensland, LaTrobe University, University of New England, and James Cook University have some of the best available programs. I studied at James Cook University, and I found having such a small department that us students could get…

Grad Jobs in Australia

If you have clicked this link I assume you are interested in becoming an archaeologist. This information is directly relevant to Australia ONLY (sorry everyone else), as that is where I am familiar with this information. First things first you must have or be working towards an honours degree in Archaeology. If you haven’t already…

San Gemini Preservation Studies

San Gemini Preservation Studies is run during the European summer and provides a variety of programs for you to attend based on your interests. Certification is supplied at the end of your 4 week stint. This program is held in the beautiful countryside village of San Gemini in Umbria. Accommodation provided includes fully equipped apartments…

Origins of Angkor Earthwatch Expedition

In early 2013 I was lucky enough to experience the site of Ban Non Wat through my university. I was using some of the artefacts found here as a part of my honours thesis so I had to go over and do some research. The time I was there was the same time as one…