Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc

Member Profiles: Elizabeth White

WHITE, Elizabeth

P: 02 4677 3357
F: 02 4677 3357
M: 0408 029 421
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NSW; especially southern highlands, Sydney region, Hunter Valley
* BA (Hons), University of Sydney
* MPhil, University of Sydney

Professional Associations and Positions

Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc.
Member, Australian Archaeological Association Inc.


  • Site Survey


  • Site Survey
  • Site Recording

Special Fields

  • Stone artefact analysis
  • Sydney Basin archaeology

Consulting Experience

I have worked full time in the field of public archaeology since late 1983 (19 years), both as a consultant (see below), as a temporary employee of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and briefly for Pacific Power. Whilst working for NPWS I researched and assessed Aboriginal and Historic sites, prepared study briefs and reviewed conservation plans and environmental studies. In 1992-1993 I reviewed the role of Aboriginal heritage assessment within the broader environmental impact and development assessment process.

I have worked primarily as a consultant archaeologist and have prepared more than 100 archaeological reports and participated in other projects. My consulting experience is summarised as follows:

Sydney Region
Department of Housing Water Board
Land Commission of NSW
Brayshaw McDonald Pty Ltd
Jo McDonald CHM
Fox & Associates
Travis Partners
Site survey
Heritage studies

Southern Tablelands
Water Board
Mitchell McCotter & Associates
Maunsell Pty Ltd
Site survey

Blue Mountains
Sinclair Knight
Department of Housing
Site survey

Hunter Valley
Envirosciences Pty Ltd
Haglund & Associates
Mitchell McCotter
Coal & Allied Operations
Bengalla Mining Company
Site survey

Northern NSW
National Parks & Wildlife Service
John Allen & Associates
Ballina Shire Council
Mitchell McCotter
Managment planning
Site survey
Excavation & monitoring

Selected Publications

WHITE, E. 1995 On Interpreting Stone Artefacts. Unpublished paper presented to the University of Sydney.

WHITE, E. and J. McDonald 1996 Combining Mechanical and Open Area Excavation on Open Sites: Case Studies from the Cumberland Plain, Sydney. Unpublished paper presented to the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Hurstville.

WHITE, E. 1996 Stone Artefacts and Spatial Scale - Research in Progress. Unpublished paper presented to the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference.

A full curriculum vitae is available on request