Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Anne Bickford


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Australia, Pacific, Southeast Asia
* BA (Hons), University of Sydney

Professional Associations and Positions

Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
Member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Member, Australia ICOMOS
Member, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology
Chairperson, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. New South Wales State Chapter (1993-1994)
Member, Technical Advisory Panel, Australian Heritage Commission (1985-1994)
Member, Archaeological Advisory Panel of the Heritage Council of New South Wales (1980-1994)
Member, Executive Committee, Australian Archaeological Association Inc. (1990)
Member, Membership Committee, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (1990-1993)
Treasurer, ICOMOS Australia (1985-1986)
Member, Federal Council of Museums Assocation of Australia (1973-1976)


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording
  • Excavation

Special Fields

  • CONTACT ARCHAEOLOGY: site survey, site recording, excavation
  • Historic site management and interpretation
  • Site significance assessments
  • Conservation plan philosophy and methodology
  • Material culture studies

Consulting Experience


1994 History and recording of Pyrmont 'A' Power Station, Pyrmont (for Pacific Power).

1993 Archaeological assessment of the site of the cemetery of the Destitute Children's Asylum, Randwick (for the Eastern Sydney Area Health Service).

1993 Excavation for the Private Secretary's residence, Tasmanian Museum (for Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart).

1991 Specialist Assessor for registration of the Cummeragunga Aboriginal Historic Site, Murray River (for the Australian Heritage Commission).


Historical archaeology component of the Botany Pumping Station Conservation and Management Plan (for the Federal Airports Corporation).

Excavations for the First Government House Museum (for the NSW Public Works Department) and advice to the Historic Houses trust on the First Government House Museum.

Excavations for the Cemetery of the former Destitute Children's Asylum, Randwick (for the Easter Sydney Area Health Service).

Conservation Plan for 'Plashett' homestead Hunter Valley (for Pacific Power).

Conservation Plan for the Irrawang Pottery Site, Raymond Terrace (for Hunter Water Corporation).

History and recording of Peak Hill Historic Mines, Peak Hill, NSW (for Peak Hill Gold Project, NSW).

Selected Publications

BICKFORD, A. 1981 The patina of nostalgia. Australian Archaeology 13:1-7.

BICKFORD, A. 1982 The nature and purpose of historical displays in museums. In Proceedings of the Museum of Australia Conference on Australian History.

BICKFORD, A. 1988 Contact history: Aborigines in NSW after 1788. Australian Aboriginal Studies.

BICKFORD, A. 1991 'Romantic Ruins', 'Reading a Site', 'The Australian ICOMOS Charter (The Burra Charter) and First Government House'. In G. Davison and C. McConville (eds), A Heritage Handbook, Chapters 4, 7 and 16. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

BICKFORD, A. and S. Colley in press 'Real' Aboriginals and 'real' archaeology: Aboriginal places and Australian historical archaeology. World Archaeological Bulletin 8.

BICKFORD, A., H. Proudfoot, B. Egloff and R. Stocks 1991 Australia's First Government House. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.

BICKFORD, A. and S. Sullivan 1984 Assessing the research significance of historic sites. In Site Survey and Significance Assessment in Australian Archaeology.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request