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Adrienne Ellis
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03 9396 1496
0418 992 704
68 Creswick Street (PO Box 2452)
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Matrix Archaeological Services
BA (Hons) - Archaeology, La Trobe UniversityPhD candidate - Archaeology, La Trobe University
Victoria, Tasmania
Full Member, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI)nMember, Australian Archaeological Association (AAA)nMember, Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA)nMember, Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV)nMember, 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 17 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; 206-216 A'Beckett 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
PUBLICATIONS:(2017) 'Bottle merchants at A’Beckett Street, Melbourne (1875-1914): new evidence for the light industrial trade of bottle washing'. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 22(1): 6-26. [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].THESES:(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.CONFERENCE PAPERS:(2015) ‘Archaeological Investigations at the Eureka Historic Precinct (2011-2012): the artefact assemblage’. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA), Geelong VIC, 26/09/2015.(2009) ‘Yorktown: Archaeological Investigations of a Nineteenth-Century British Settlement Site’. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA), Launceston TAS, 25/09/2009.
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