Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Gary Vines


Port Melbourne VIC 3207
P: 03 9646 9499
F: 03 9646 9242
M: 0428 526 898
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Australia, Anytime
* BA (History) University of Melbourne;
* BA (Hons Archaeology), Latrobe University

Professional Associations and Positions

Australian Association of Consultant Archaeologists (AACAI)
Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
Society for Industrial Archaeology (SIA) (USA)
Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) (UK)
Member Engineering/Industrial Heritage Advisory Committee (reports to Heritage Council Victoria)
National Trust of Australia (Victoria) - member of Industrial History Committee since 1988, Chairman 1992-94, member of Conservation Standing Committee since 1996
Light Railways Research Society of Victoria
Brick and Architectural Ceramics Materials Group (UK)


  • Site Recording

Special Fields

  • Industrial archaeological sites
  • historic bridges
  • dry stone walls
  • noxious trades
  • historical artefact analysis
  • cataloguing and significance assessment
  • typological studies
  • archival and historical research
  • oral history
  • survey
  • excavation
  • site recording and significance assessment
  • photography
  • site and artefact planning and drawing

Consulting Experience

Gary is a Senior Archaeologist with Biosis Research Pty Ltd. with over 20 years experience as a heritage consultant and archaeologist, with a background in historical research, museums, heritage conservation, and community heritage.

Selected Publications

Vines, G. 2007. Concrete Road Bridges in Victoria, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Vines G, 2005, 'Abattoirs' chapter in Bendigo's Industry, edited by Mike Butcher, National Trust of Victoria.

Vines, G & McInnes, K. 2003. Metal Road Bridges in Victoria, National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Vines G 2000. Alternative approach to Aboriginal artefacts, InSite, Museums Australia (Victoria) magazine, December 2000

Vines G 1997. "Factories to the future: changes and continuity in the industries of Melbourne's west", Historic Environment: 1997, 12 (3 & 4): p 139-145

Vines G 1996. Industrial Archaeology of Victoria. Report to Australian Heritage Commission. Living Museum of the West

Vines G 1996. Guidelines for the Conduct of Archaeological Surveys. VicRoads, Melbourne

Vines G 1995. "Typological comparison of Dry Stone Walls", chapter in If These Walls Could Talk, Report of the Corangamite Dry Stone Wall Conservation Project, Corangamite Arts Council

Hope J Bickford A & Vines G 1994. Brewarrina Aboriginal Fisheries Conservation Plan, with, Report for the Brewarrina Aboriginal Cultural Museum

Butler G Gilfedder F Matthews S & Vines G 1993. New Works Conservation Analysis, Graeme Butler and Associates, for Department of Conservation and Environment

Vines G & Churchward M 1992. Northern Suburbs Factory Study, report to Historic Buildings Council

Vines G 1991. "Natural Environments" Eingana: December 14(5): 24-26 Wetlands

Vines G 1990. Built To Last: An Historical and Archaeological Survey of Dry Stone Walls in Melbourne's Western Region, Living Museum of the West

Vines G 1990. Day's Mill and Farm Summer School Report, Conservation and Environment,

Vines G 1990. "A visible symbol" (Darling Flour Mill) Trust News Victoria: May 1990, 18 (10):7

Vines G 1989. Tour Brochures: Irrigating the Dry Plains, Built of Bluestone and Origins of Industry, Living Museum of the West and Ministry for Planning and Environment

Vines G 1989. Melbourne's Western Region Industrial Heritage Study, with Andrew Ward, Living Museum of the West

Vines G 1989. "Melbourne's Industrial Heartland". Trust News, August

Vines G 1989. "Industrial Heritage in Melbourne's West", Australian Society for Historical Archaeology, Newsletter, April 1989. 19(1):6-7

Vines G & Ward, A. 1988. Albion Explosives Factory Heritage Study, with, Report to Ministry for Planning and Environment

Vines G 1987. Chaff-mills in Melbourne's West, Report to Conservation, Forests and Lands. Living Museum of the West

A full curriculum vitae is available on request