ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0142 Canberra Archaeological Society Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0142

Collection

Canberra Archaelogical Society Records

Date Range

1964-2014

Quantity

3.1 metres (18 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize container 

Access Conditions

Open except for membership records. Restricted for 20 years after creation. Access on application to the Society

Copying Conditions

For research and study. Requests for publication and communication to the Society

Related Collections-

The Canberra Archaeological Society ( CAS) was formed in 1963 by Prof. Jack Golson, Dr Helmet Wissowa and Dr Noel Barnard to promote the study of archaeology and interaction between professional archaeologists and others interested in the human past.  CAS was incorporated in 1984. 

The principal objectives of the Society are to:

  • Initiate and organise archaeological research
  • To hold public meetings for the discussion of archaeological topics
  • To encourage archaeological undertakings such as fieldwork, excursions to sites of interest and the conduct of seminars and workshops designed to increase the knowledge of archaeology in the Canberra community

CAS holds monthly meetings at the Australian National University, with guest speakers talking on a range of topics from Australian prehistory to historical archaeology and classical studies.

CAS members have the opportunity to join in field work involving both site recording and excavation. No experience is necessary as training on the job is provided; enthusiasm is the only requirement and the aim is to enjoy the time in the field.

The Canberra Archaeological Society website as of 20 May 2010 is at http://www.cas.asn.au/

Box List

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY

DATE RANGE

1

Constitution and IncorporationIncludes Constitutions, original and amended, revoked and adopted; discussion papers and minutes of special general meetings to debate the constitution. Certificate of Incorporation 5 June 1984, related papers; 1992 constitution; Statements by members of the committee and summaries of annual returns 1993-94, 1994-95; Treasurer’s report 1994; Associations Incorporation Regulations 1991

2 files

1972 – 1998

    

1

CorrespondenceGeneral correspondence in and out

10 files

1967 – 1987 

    

2

CorrespondenceGeneral correspondence in and out, mail and printed emails.  Includes promotional materials for local heritage events, festivals and grants.

11 files

1988 – 2003

    

3

Display and PhotographsIncludes T-shirt; brochures; black and white and colour photographs; pamphlets and slides

5 files

1976 – 1983

    

4

Financial reportsIncludes members subscriptions, cash books, financial statements, cheque counterfoils

8 files

1964 – 1981

    

5

Financial reportsIncludes members subscriptions, cash books, financial statements, cheque counterfoils

9 files

1982 – 1990

    

6

Financial reportsIncludes Treasurer’s reports, audit reports, members subscriptions, cash books, financial statements, cheque counterfoils

4 files

1991 – 2000

    

6-7

Memberships – access restricted for 20 years from date of creationIncludes lists of members, application forms for membership and subscriptions to journal.
Also includes card files for 1987-1996.
There are no lists for 1993-1996, 1999, 2001.

8 files, 2 packs of cards

1964, 1969, 1974, 1980 – 2003

    

7-9

Minutes and other committee papersIncludes agendas and minutes of Committee meetings, Annual General Meetings, tabled papers, annual speakers lists, nomination forms, lists of office bearers, text of speeches

10 files

10 files

1965 – 1991

1992 – 2003

    

9

General papers on projects and fieldwork

  • Papers concerning the format of reporting on fieldwork activity conducted by CAS 1988 - 1995
  • CAS Field Trip Tuggeranong Axe Grinding Grooves 1986 (mss report by John Fenit)
  • CAS Field Trip Dungeon Falls-Badgery’s Lookout 1989 (mss report)
  • CAS Field Trip to Bundanoon Tip and Carrington Falls (mss report undated)
  • CAS submission on Draft Policy and Development Plan for the Murrumbidgee River Corridor ca 1984
  • Notes on attendance at field trips 1971-1982

Correspondence with ACT Heritage Unit concerning

  • progress with grant expenditure 1994-1995
  • List of CAS authored reports 1983-1996 ca 1999

1 file

1971 – 1999

    

9-16

Reports Includes reports on various research projects; archaeological surveys; field reports; maps 

 

1974 – 2004

9

R.K. Barz and J. Winston-Gregson. Murrumbidgee River Corridor Archaeological Survey. Prepared for Heritage/Museums Unit, NCDC. Photocopied. Index and maps of 173 sites. Short report on each site; no. 31 missing

3 files

1981

9

National Estate Project: CAS possible research projects

1 file

June 1983

9

Archaeological Survey of Selected Aboriginal Sites in the ACT Region (Principal investigator: Dr Graham Ward):

  1. Open air campsite in the Naas River Valley
  2. Axe grinding grooves, Latham, Canberra
  3. Ochre quarry, Gungahlin
  4. Namadgi stone arrangement
  5. Sentry Box stone arrangement
  6. Narengullen stone arrangement, NSW
  7. Sutton ochre quarry
  8. Upper Cotter ceremonial rings
  9. Cotter Gap ceremonial rings
  10. Coronet Peak stone arrangement

+ Working file up to 1989, containing grant application, pencil written notes re axe grinding grooves and typewritten and photocopied handwritten notes re Naas River Valley Study. 1994 tender documents for project entitled Aboriginal Sites of Significance in Namadgi National Park by Australian Archaeological Survey Consultants also included

1 file

19 August 1983

9

Jonathon Winston-Gregson and Bruce English. Archaeological research in the Canberra Area (extension of previous excavations Nursery Swamp II and Birrigai). Proposal for grant only. Also Proposal for grant to study Tidbinbilla Valley. CV from Peter Mathews

1 file

June 1984

9

Graeme K. Ward. Archaeology at ANZAAS: collection of papers presented to Section 25A of the 54th Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science in May 1984, published by Canberra Archaeological Society (CAS)

1 file

May 1984

9

Canberra & District Historical Society – Heritage mapping project ‘A’ Section – CAS annotations

1 file

August 1984

    

10

J.H. Winston-Gregson. Percival Hill archaeological survey: field survey for the National Capital Development Commission. Photocopied

1 file

1986

10

J.H. Winston-Gregson, Access Archaeology Pty Ltd. Giralang District Park conservation plan: draft archaeological report [Palmerville]. Photocopied

1 file

1987

10

Tessa Raath. Field day activities at Ginninderra Falls Park 31 July 1988. Report and correspondence

1 file

31 July 1988

10

P. Bindon and G. Pike. Survey of prehistoric and some historic sites of the Gungahlin district, ACT. 1979 1st ed draft, photocopied; 1989 2nd ed, Conservation memorandum no. 6 from ACT Parks and Conservation Service; 1991 Report of meeting and list of Gungahlin sites

1 file

May 1989 – 1991

10

David Bulbeck & Phillip Boot. Stromlo Forest Cultural Resource Survey and Conservation Plan final report

1 file

25 June 1990

10

Dr Mike Smith. Goulburn visit by CAS, sites of significance to visit (review of literature)

1 file

August 1988

10

Sites inventory project up to 1989: reports on Freshford, Mugga Lane, Gungahlin artefact scatter

1 file

June 1990 ?

10

Ken Heffernan. Ingledene 12 Site recording form

1 file

1991

10

Phillip Boot South-East Archaeology, Higgins, ACT. ACT Sites Inventory Project Stage 3.  Fieldwork report no. 5 Orroral Valley

1 file

25 November 1990

10

Phillip Boot South-East Archaeology, Higgins ACT. ACT Sites Inventory Project, Stage 3 Fieldwork report no. 6.  Burkes Creek and Orroral Valley Artefacts Scatters

1 file

17 February 1991

10

Matthew Barber. ACT Sites Inventory Project, Stage 3 Fieldwork report no.7 Namadgi National Park, Booth and Mount Clear sites

1 file

6 April 1991

    

11

ACT Forests.  The management of Stromlo Forest: a discussion report.  Comments by David Bulbeck, CAS Committee member, on the ACT Forests report.  Comments contained in letter dated 8/3/91

1 file

January 1991

11

Matthew Barber. Report on fieldwork at Honeysuckle Homestead [off Pialligo Avenue] April 27 to 11 May 1991

1 file

June 1991

11

Access Archaeology Pty Ltd. John Dedman Drive Archaeological Survey 1991 report to Ove Arup & Partners, R.A. Young & Associates

1 file

September 1991

11

Helen Cooke, South-East Archaeology. Return to “The Valley”. Report on fieldwork at Thomas Gribble’s house, Gungahlin.  For the CAS Site Inventory Project

1 file

22 September 1991

11

Patricia Saunders. ACT Sites Inventory Project Stage 3.  Fieldwork report for 27 October 1991 “Tea Gardens” “Malton” and “Crinigans Hut” Gungahlin ACT

1 file

December 1991

11

Patricia Saunders. ACT Sites Inventory Project, Stage 3. Preliminary report

+ Field work report for 23 November 1991: Sites at Mulligans Flat, Gungahlin ACT

(i)                 Old Ginninderra to Bungendore Road

(ii)               Dungarvon

(iii)             Ingelwood

(iv)              Previously unrecorded European site

(v)                Previously unrecorded Aboriginal site, woolshed, and postholes

1 file

February 1992

11

Patricia Saunders, Archaeological Consultancy Services. ACT Sites Inventory Project Stage 3. Archaeological investigation of old “Lands End” homestead, West Belconnen, ACT: fieldwork report to CAS

1 file

April 1992

11

Helen Cooke. Report on field trip to Gudgenby Valley Saturday 13 February 1993

1 file

February 1993

11

Patricia Saunders. Archaeological investigation of “Sherwood” Homestead site, Uriarra Forest, ACT. Final Report October, 1993, and informal progress report August, 1993. Tender documents and grant applications

1 file

October 1993

11

Historic Site B, Gungahlin: grant papers, report

1 file

1994

    

12

Archaeological investigation of Mugga Mugga outbuildings: grant papers

1 file

1994

12

Keryn Walshe. A predictive strategy for site surveying in Namadgi National Park: a report to CAS. Folder 2 – grant application papers; Folder 3 – Maps

3 files

October 1994

12

Canberra Nature Park, Rob Roy Range Aboriginal Places: grant papers

1 file

1995

12

Conservation plan and archaeological investigation for “The Valley”: Grant papers 1993-95

1 file

1995

12

Steven Avery and Angela Besant. Investigation of an Aboriginal historic place, Ginninderra: grant papers

1 file

1995

12

Helen Cooke. Letter re unsuccessful grant application for further work on Crinigans, Gungahlin and a copy of the grant application

1 file

1995

12

Navin Officer. Conservation study of carved tree in Stromlo Forest: grant papers

1 file

1996

12

Excavation at “Malton” property: grant papers

1 file

1996

12

Angela Besant and Stephen Avery. Excavation of an Aboriginal and/or historical site: Ginninderra Blacksmith’s shop, Ginninderra, ACT – Final report

1 file

March 1996

    

13

Jumping Creek [east of Queanbeyan, NSW] – photos of lime kilns – referred to in AA Journal no.43 1996, pp 23-28; Boot & Heffernan report; Peter Kuskie, BA Hons thesis, ANU Prehist/Anthrop.

1 file

1996

13

Conservation study of Aboriginal people at Lanyon.  Grant papers for ACT Heritage Grant. [note: no report with these papers, one was prepared]

1 file

August 1996

13

Digging stick site Namadgi National Park ACT:

(i)                 Brief for an assessment of significance and preservation and options for management of an Aboriginal site containing a possible Aboriginal Digging Stick in Namadgi National Park ACT, final report to be finalised 22 April 1996 (Project manager: Debbie Argue)

(ii)               Grant papers, folder 1 (December 1996)

(iii)             Draft Report (December 1996)

(iv)              Final Report to CAS, folder 2 (Debbie Argue, Geoff Hope and Patricia Saunders, March 1997) – 2 copies

(v)                Further investigation of an Aboriginal Digging Stick Site in Namadgi National Park, ACT, folder 3 (Patricia Saunders, August 1999)

(vi)              Microscopic examination of the Digging stick site, Mt Tidbinbilla, Namadgi National Park, ACT, folder 4 (Johan Kamminga, March 2001) – 2 copies

4 files

December 1996 – March 2001

13

Patricia Saunders. Murrumbidgee district Archaeological Survey [extended area]

1 file

Oct 1999

13-14

Dr Iain Stuart, HLA-Enviro Sciences Pty Ltd. An Archaeological Survey and Heritage Assessment of Unity Cunningham’s House and Garden, Lower Freshford, ACT; First and Revised Drafts; Final Report; Grant Papers incl Field Trips

5 folders

Oct 2001

    

14

ACT sites inventory project, Survey Office list of sites and coordinates

1 file

1984

14

ACT sites inventory project, up to 1989; working list

1 file

1989

14

ACT sites inventory project, 1989-1997 Maps, grant papers, report on field work 1990, working list of sites, August 1984 Survey Office list of sites and co-ordinates

3 files

1989 – 1997

14

Maps for sites inventory

3 files

 
    

15

Topographical maps for sites inventory

Folder 1: Colinton 1979, Printed 1981, Bredbo 1980 Printed 1983, Bungendore 1978 Printed 1980

Folder 2: Tidbinbilla 1979, Printed 1982, Hall 1980, Printed 1982

Folder 3: Shannon’s Flat 1980 Printed 1982, Williamsdale 1979 Printed 1982, Umburra 1978 Printed 1980

Folder 4: Canberra 1980 Printed 1982, Tidbinbilla 1979 Printed 1982, Rendezvous Creek 1979 Printed 1982

Folder 5: Tidbinbilla 1979 Printed 1982, Corin Dam 1979 Printed 1981, Yaouk 1979 Printed 1981

Folder 6: Cotter Dam 1979 Printed 1981, Michelago 1979 printed 1981

6 files

 
    

15-16

Joadja Creek Project

Research design for Investigation of Joadja Creek Township Site by CAS (1998). Reports on field trips; folder 1 – Intro; folder 2 – Gen Info

Application summary to National Estates Grants Program

Working documents- 20 folders including photographs

The remains of the hotel at Joadja (RF Legge, Nov 1998)

Joadja Creek Ruins: An Archaeological assessment of “Boarding House Gully” (Rob May editor, Sept 2002)

24 files, 1 bundle

1998 – 2002

16

An archaeological survey of John Staunton’s “Ashbrook” at Hurdle Creek, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT; for the National Trust of Australia (ACT Branch) funded by the 2003 ACT Heritage Grants Program. Report; draft report and images on CD

1 folder

2004

    

17 over size

Calendars Includes 1981 and 1982 A3 12x page calendars; 1983 A3 1x page calendar;

1 o/size container

1981 – 1983

    

18

Artefact Collection

Item record sheets for artefacts held in the ACT Heritage Unit store

1 folder

2007

    

18

Memberships – access restricted for 20 years from date of creationIncludes application forms for membership and subscriptions to journal

1 folder

2014

    

18

Minutes and other committee papersIncludes agendas and minutes of Committee meetings, Annual General Meetings, list of speakers, nomination forms, text of speeches

1 file

June 2010 – April 2014

    

18

Correspondence

1 folder

April 1994; June 2009 – April 2011

    

18

Constitution and Rules of Procedure

As amended, with supporting papers and correspondence

1 sleeve

2010

    

18

Grant papers

Includes calls for applications, applications, reports, correspondence

1 file

2003 – 2011

    

18

Canberra Archaeological Society Education Trust

Foundation document, form letter and application form

1 sleeve

2012

    

18

Reports – including an annotated list of reports by Patricia Saunders for CAS, 1991-1999

 

1977 – 2013

 

Patricia Saunders. Partial Cultural Heritage Survey of Mulanggari Grassland Nature Reserve, Gungahlin, ACT

 

November 1977

 

R Kari Barz. Salvage Report on Archaeological Sites along the Route of the Sydney-Melbourne Optical Fibre Cable within the ACT

 

January 1986

 

Kerry Navin and Kelvin Officer. West Belconnen Urban Release Area Archaeological Assessment

 

March 1991

 

Graham Wilson. Analysis of the Artefacts Recovered from Site B and the Malton Grader Sweeps, Gungahlin, ACT

 

March 1994

 

Marilyn Folger and Helen Cooke. Crinigans Stone Cottage, Ginninderra

 

June 2008

 

Llanon Davis and Helen Cooke. ACT Heritage Unit Store. Archaeological Objects Curation Project. Report and Inventory

 

June 2008

 

Dave Johnston and Helen Cooke. Suggestions for Consultation with the Representative Aboriginal Organisations (RAOs) on Heritage Projects in the ACT

 

June 2008

 

Dave Johnston and Helen Cooke. Girrawah Park and Mulligans Flat Aboriginal Stone Procurement Sites. Report on consultation with the Representative Aboriginal Organisations (RAOs)

 

10 June 2008

 

Peter Dowling. The Valley Ruin, Supplementary Conservation Policy

 

March 2011

 

Tony Convey. Molonglo

 

12 March 2013

18

ACT Heritage Registers – includes extracts from Registers and related papers

Crinigan’s Hut Ruin, Amaroo

Aboriginal Places – District of Majura, and Pialligo

Theodore Aboriginal Artefact Grinding Site

Aboriginal Stone Artefact Collection from site PH44 (Percival Hill Site number 44)

1 file

1994 – 2004

    

18

Brief notes on significant sites

Going, going, ... – brief notes on significant places either lost or conserved; includes Old ‘Socks’ camp at the base of Mt Ainslie; The Valley Homestead and yards; Ginninderra Blacksmith’s Workshop – undated

Canberra Tracks – selection of interpretive texts

Lambrigg, notes prepared by AOGS, 2010

Forde (suburb) interpretive signage text, 2009

Patricia Frei. Firestorm Alley. Print from http://www.firebreak.com.au/firestorm_alley.html, accessed 25/07/2008

1 folder

2008 – 2010

    

18

Children’s dig at Elm Grove

Colour copies of photographs taken at the dig, reported in The Chronicle, 20 April 2010 p12; no captions

1 sleeve

April 2010

    

18

The Valley, Gungahlin

3 colour prints, 10x15cm, of a painting by Pat Anderson, owned by Hazel Southwell, Hackett, ACT. Label on back of painting reads: “The Valley was first built 1860 as a 2 room timber slab building. Along side was built a pise kitchen and another smaller room built of slab with a floor made out of stones. The latter was used as a store room. Another stone building was built in 1878 which consisted of 4 bedrooms plus a sitting room (lounge room) with a fireplace.”

Note by Marilyn Folger: “He [Anderson] has painted William Moore (1874-1967) and his wife Annie (Dolly) (1869-1942) into the picture, painted in 1970s?”

2 black and white prints, 10x15cm, of CAS members at The Valley ruins, taken by Babette Scougall

1 folder

1993

    

18

Notes on ACT materials stored in ARC and Anth Store and Compactus LG12 A D Hope

1 sleeve

 
    
 

Keryn Walshe. National Estate Grants Program: Study of Aboriginal sites of significance in Namadgi National Park – grant papers  [File missing April 2010]

 

1993 – 1996