throughout Australia and international
* BA (Hons Anthrop) University of QLD 1978
* MA (Anthrop) University of New Mexico 1983
* PhD (Anthrop) University of New Mexico 1992
CEO AUTRALIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT Pty Ltd (ACHM)
Senior Adjunct Research Fellow, Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia
Fellow Australian Anthropological Society
Member Australian Archaeological Association
Member Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists
Member Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Member Environmental Insitute of Australia and New Zealand
International Member, ICOMOS
Expert Member International Committee for Archaeological Heritage Management
Member Australian Institute of Company Directors
Dr Neale Draper (BA Hons, MA, PhD) is the CEO and Principal Heritage Consultant of Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd (ACHM), with more than 30 years of experience in cultural heritage management (Government, Industry, and Community-based), and as a researcher, academic, and expert witness in the fields of Anthropology and archaeology. This wide-ranging experience, both throughout Australia and overseas, includes lecturing in Aboriginal studies, anthropology and archaeology; eight years as senior Archaeologist, staff anthropologist, and Heritage Inspector (SA Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988) for State Aboriginal Affairs South Australia; consultancy work in cultural heritage management and assessment, anthropology, archaeology, native title and cultural tourism; several expert witness/export report engagements in the Federal Court of Australia (including native title), and various State jurisdictions in SA, WA, and QLD. Neale has been the Managing Director and CEO at Australian Cultural Heritage Management since its inception in 2000. Neale has worked extensively for more than 30 years on cultural heritage projects with Indigenous people, particularly in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland, as well as the USA, Mongolia, and Taiwan. Neale represents ACHM on the Environment and Land Access Committees and the Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage Working Group of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia. He also serves on the Membership Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists, Inc.
Dr Neale Draper has directed and contributed to a broad range of ACHM consultancy projects, including:
- Cultural heritage management services - including heritage surveys and reports, archaeological salvage and impact mitigation programs, cultural heritage management plans and audits, GIS spatial analysis and mapping, and expert heritage advice - for major resource development projects such as the Woodside Pluto Project and NWSJV gas processing plant extensions on the Pilbara Coast; Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Hancock Prospecting, BHP Billiton, and Fortescue Metal Group iron ore mining and infrastructure development projects in the southern Pilbara; the Oxiana Prominent Hill Mine and Iluka mineral sands projects, and many mineral exploration programs in South Australia.
- Cultural heritage management services - including heritage surveys and reports, GIS spatial analysis and mapping, and expert heritage advice - for Indigenous corporations representing traditional landowners and native title / heritage groups such as Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjantjara (central Australia), Martidja Banyjima (southern Pilbara), Kokatha and Barngarla (central SA), Narungga, Ngadjuri, Kaurna, and Ngarrindjeri (southern SA), Gunditjmara and others (Victoria).
- Native title research and expert report preparation (anthropology, archaeology, history, GIS mapping) for Kokatha (central SA), Martidja Banyjima (eastern Pilbara, WA), and Ngadju, Bullenbuck and Western Mirning (southern Goldfields and western Nullarbor, Western Australia). Review of native title anthropology reports and evidence for the Department of Justice, Victoria, and the Crown Solicitor's Office, NSW.
- Heritage expert reports to the Federal Court and Royal Commissions (Hindmarsh Island Bridge), for Government Agencies (review of Aboriginal Heritage site recording standards for WA Department of Indigenous Affairs (DIA), cost/benefit analysis for a regional Burrup Heritage Management Strategy [with Network Economics consulting Group, Canberra] for DIA and the WA Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR), review of Burrup National Heritage List options (with Strategen Environmental Consultants, Perth] for DOIR, expert heritage advice for the WA Department of State Development on the Kimberley Browse LNG PRoject, and expert assessments related to several Ministerial applications under the SA Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988, review of Gunditjmara native title claim for Victorian Department of Justice), and to corporations (e.g., compliance review for Rio Tinto Exploration with Rio Tinto heritage and Indigenous community consultation guidelines).
- Heritage management, survey, and reporting for major infrastructure projects including Burrup Service Corridors (DOIR, WA), Perth water supply extensions (Watercorp WA), Adelaide and SA regional water supplies (SA Water), roads (Transport SA), wind farm developments (Pacific Hydro, Hydro Tasmania, Trust Power (NZ), Starfish Hill Wind Farm SA, and others), Electricity supply infrastructure (Electranet SA, ETSA), and many major urban planning and development projects for State and Local Government and commercial development projects.
- Spatial analysis, predictive modelling and digital mapping projects related to the distribution of heritage sites on the landscape (e.g., Onkaparinga Water Catchment Board SA, WA Government, Woodside), and the distribution of environmental features (e.g., Defence).
- Community development and cultural tourism projects - eg draft tourism policy report for the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands [with Fiona Pemberton, Fiona Sutherland, and Pat Katnich (Red Dune Consultancy)]; Kaurna community consultation on cultural tourism for Sunset Cove development, SA
Since 2000, when the company commenced, Dr Neale Draper has written, co-authored, supervised and/ or edited more than 500 professional cultural heritage survey and research, and expert assessment (including Native title) reports through ACHM. A short selection from these reports as well as other publications is listed below.
2010-2011 Expert Cultural Heritage Advice, Cultural Heritage Surveys and assessments. Woodside Energy & WA Department of State Development, Browse LNG Project, Kimberley Region Western Australia (multiple authors & reports).
2010 Anthropologist’s Report. Martu Idja Banyjima Native Title Application WAD6096/98. Expert Report prepared by Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd for the Federal Court of Australia, Perth.
2010 Keynote Speaker and Expert Discussant on Cultural Heritage Management, International Symposium on Global Climate Change and Cultural Property Conservation, Tainan City Taiwan.
2010 Will the Future Have a Past? Cultural Heritage Policy and Management for Global Climate Change. In International Symposium on Global Climate Change and Cultural Property Conservation: Conference Proceedings, edited by Ping-Sheng Wu. Taiwan Cultural Heritage Council for Cultural Affairs, Taipei.
2010 Graduate Masterclass Seminar: Serving as an Expert Witness: What Every Archaeologist and Heritage Consultant Needs to Know. Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide.
2004-2010 Service contract to provide cultural heritage management surveys and assessments, expert anthropology services, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal Lands, north-western South Australia (multiple reports & authors).
2001- 2010 Cultural Heritage surveys, Cultural Heritage Management Expert Advice, Native Title Research and Reporting, Kokatha Mula & Kokatha Uwankara Heritage & Native Title Claim Groups, Northern South Australia (multiple reports & authors).
2000- 2010 Cultural Heritage surveys, Cultural Heritage Management Expert Advice, Native Title Research and Reporting, Kaurna Heritage & Native Title Claim Group, Adelaide Region, South Australia (multiple reports & authors).
2006-2010 Cultural Heritage surveys, Cultural Heritage Management Expert Advice, Native Title Research and Reporting, Martidja Banyjima Native Title Claim Group, Pilbara Region, Western Australia (multiple reports & authors).
2007 Kokatha Native Title Claim (SAD 6013/1998) - Expert Anthropology Report (with Fiona Sutherland & Linda Williams). ACHM, Adelaide.
2006 Mid-Holocene hunters of Kangaroo Island: the perspective from Cape du Couedic Rock Shelter. In An Archaeological Life: Essays in Honour of Jay Hall, edited by S. Ulm and I. Lilley, Pp27-46. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane.
2006-2012 ACHM Cultural Heritage Survey Reports and Archaeological & ethnographic Research and Salvage Program Reports, Rio Tinto Iron Ore Hope Downs Project, Pilbara Region, Western Australia (multiple reports & authors).