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Jillian Comber
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Jillian
Comber
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jillian.comber@comber.net.au
02 9799 6000
0418 788 802
76 Edwin Street North
CROYDON
2132
NSW
Australia
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Comber Consultants Pty Ltd
B.A., Litt.B.PhD Candidate, University of SydneyAdjunct Research Fellow, Flinders University
Full time, Australia wide
Australasian Society of Historical ArchaeologynAustralian Archaeological AssociationnAustralasian Institute of Maritime ArchaeologynFull Member, International Council on Monuments and Sites
Jillian has over 25 years experience in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal archaeology and cultural heritage management. She is experienced at survey, assessment, monitoring, testing and excavation. She has extensive skills in significance assessment and report writing and can provide the cultural heritage component for conservation management plans, REFs and other planning documents. She has a sound understanding of NSWs planning legislation, policies and procedures.

Jillian has a particular expertise in cultural landscape and open area management. As the Director of the Parramatta Park Trust for five years, Jillian led a team of natural and cultural heritage specialists in the management and conservation of Parramatta Park. Parramatta Park is of national significance and has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. In this role Jillian had full delegated powers from the Heritage Council of NSW and managed both the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal archaeology within the Park.

In addition, Jillian has extensive experience in the management of Aboriginal sites and places. She can provide advice on appropriate management strategies all formulated within best practice management and in accordance with Office of Environment & Heritage requirements. Jillian undertakes assessments, monitoring and excavation of Aboriginal sites and places. She prepares the permit application and undertakes the Aboriginal community consultation.

Jillian also has extensive experience in the management of historical archaeological sites and places. She can provide advice on appropriate management strategies all formulated within best practice management and in accordance with Heritage Council requirements. Jillian undertakes assessments, monitoring and excavation of a broad range of historical archaeological site types and has held s140 and s60 permits from the NSW Heritage Council. To obtain permits she prepares the research design and permit application and liaises with the Heritage Division. Her detailed Curriculum Vitae has previously been submitted to the New South Wales Heritage Division, Department of Planning and is held on their files.
Chinese sites on the Palmer Goldfield, Far North Queensland. In Histories of the Chinese in Australasia and the South Pacific, Proceedings of an international public conference held at the Museum of Chinese Australian History, Melbourne, (ed) Paul Macgregor.Palmer Goldfield, Qld. In Monuments and Sites Australia, ICOMOS Scientific Publications, Central Cultural Fund Publication No 20.The Palmer Goldfield. In Australasian Historical Archaeology,1995(13):41-48A new look at old landscapes: the identification and management of cultural landscapes. In (eds) Cotter M M, Boyd W E & Gardiner J E, Heritage Landscapes: understanding place and communities, Southern Cross University Press, Lismore, NSW, 2001, pp 105-11
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