Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI)
Member, Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)
Member, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)
Member, Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)
Member, Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV)
Adrienne Ellis is the Director and Senior Archaeologist at Matrix Archaeological Services - a company that brings together qualified and experienced specialists from the various disciplines of Australian cultural heritage management. Our senior cultural heritage advisors are recognised experts in their fields, and the Matrix team has extensive experience in managing the heritage requirements of industrial and residential developments, infrastructure and civil works.
With over 16 years of experience in both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage management, Adrienne is recognised as an expert in the analysis and interpretation of historical remains. Heritage Victoria has engaged her services on numerous occasions, for the co-ordination of public exhibitions, as Acting Senior Archaeologist and for the development of best practice guidelines.
Recent key projects include: Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs); 279-291 La Trobe Street, Melbourne; Eureka Heritage Precinct, Ballarat; 279-291 La Trobe Street, Melbourne; 19-37 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne; Carlton Gardens; and the Yorktown settlement site in northern Tasmania.
2004-present Director / Senior Archaeologist, Matrix Archaeological Services
2004 Acting Senior Archaeologist, Heritage Victoria
2003 Exhibitions Coordinator, Heritage Victoria
2001-2004 Archaeologist (sub-contractor), various employers
2001 Project Coordinator, Heritage Victoria
1999-2004 Research Assistant, La Trobe University
(in press) 'Bottle merchants at A’Beckett Street, Melbourne (1875-1914): new evidence for the light industrial trade of bottle washing'. International Journal of Historical Archaeology. [with B. Woff].
(2008) Technical Guide: Guidelines for Conducting Historical Archaeological Surveys. Melbourne VIC: Heritage Council of Victoria & Heritage Victoria.
(2005) 'The Archaeology of Childhood: Toys from Henry's Mill'. The Artefact, 28: 15-22. [with P. Davies].
(in prep.) ‘Yorktown: Archaeological Investigations of a Nineteenth-Century British Settlement Site’. PhD thesis, Archaeology Program, La Trobe University.
(2001) ‘Toy Stories: Interpreting Childhood from the Victorian Archaeological Record’. Honours thesis, Archaeology Program, La Trobe University.
(2014) Eureka Heritage Precinct, Eureka VIC (H1874): archaeological investigations. Report to City of Ballarat. [with W. Dolling & S. Greenwood].
(2013) Nepean Highway, Dromana VIC: Cultural Heritage Management Plan (12783). Report to Mornington Peninsula Shire. [with W. Dolling & S. Greenwood].
(2012) Storage facility and drainage works: 32 Harding Street, Winchelsea VIC. Cultural Heritage Management Plan (12255). Report to Mr Edwin Parke. [with W. Dolling & S. Greenwood].
(2011) 19-37 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC: archaeological investigations. Report to PDS Group. [with W. Dolling & S. Greenwood].
(2011) 206-216 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC: archaeological investigations. Report to Baylee Holdings. [with W. Dolling & S. Greenwood].
(2010) Residential development: 70 Patterson Avenue, Keilor VIC. Cultural Heritage Management Plan (11021). Report to Ms Frances Spano. [with S. Greenwood].
(2010) Yorktown convict settlement site, Yorktown TAS (THR 10985): archaeological excavations. Report to the Tasmanian Heritage Council & the West Tamar Historical Society.
(2009) Residential subdivision: Lot C PS519308, Clarkes Lane, Wangaratta VIC. Cultural Heritage Management Plan (10562). Report to Mr Jeff Dalton. [with S. Greenwood].
(2009) Queen Elizabeth Maternal & Child Health Care Centre (H1813): archaeological monitoring. Report to the Department of Human Services (Office of Housing). [with S. Greenwood].
(2009) Carlton Gardens (H1501), Carlton VIC - historic footpaths: archaeological investigations. Report to City of Melbourne. [with S. Greenwood].
(2008) Bessiebelle Sheepwashes & Yards (H2033, H7221-0281): archaeological recording. Report to Heritage Victoria.
(2007) Carlton Gardens (parterre 4 & scroll garden): archaeological investigations. Report to City of Melbourne.
(2006) Carlton Gardens: preliminary archaeological investigations. Report to City of Melbourne. [with F. George].