Julia Makin

We are so pleased to welcome Julia Makin to the Advance family! Julia is a Trainee Archaeologist and Technical Assistant currently completing a Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) with UQ.

Paronella Park

Yesterday we visited awe inspiring Paronella Park on our heritage tour of far North Queensland. Heritage listed in May 1999, Paronella Park was the life-long labour of love for Jose Paronella, a Spanish migrant in the early 20th century. The park was open to the public and managed by the Paronella family until around 1979, […]

IPWEAQ Member Profile, Archaeologist: Sher Mitchell

Sher Mitchell Director, Advance Archaeology Pty Ltd Can you introduce yourself? I am an Archaeologist and the Company Director of Advance Archaeology Pty Ltd, which is based in Narangba, north Brisbane. Our consultancy is experienced in working with both Aboriginal and Historical cultural heritage, and we are engaged by government departments, Aboriginal parties and local […]

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Virtual Open Day

In September 2020, our Archaeologist Sher was invited to speak to future students thinking about studying at the University of Southern Queensland. Sher participated with 3 fellow alumni’s where experiences studying at USQ were shared and considered several industries to provide diversity to the discussion.  As panelists, we were give the opportunity to provide real […]

Aboriginal Astronomy – Black History Month.

Today, as part of Black History month, we visited the Brisbane Planetarium for a lecture on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander astronomy! Aboriginal astronomer and proud Wiradjuri woman Kirsten Banks walked us through the story of how the Kamilaroi people of New South Wales used the position of the celestial Emu named “Gawarrgay”, to understand […]

Indigenous Urban Rejuvenation

A wonderful thank you to the students and teachers of Kelvin Grove State College who I ventured out today to see and celebrate their amazing Indigenous garden project! Jagum means “garden”, land or Earth and Barrambin means “windy place”, a perfect marriage of native words used to describe the garden. It was incredibly inspiring to […]

Wonders of the Red Centre – Part Two

The Northern Territory is a stunning part of Australia, and my visit to NT was long overdue and has been on the bucket list for some time now. My expectation was an arid landscape covered in a great expanse of red soil, which was a naïve assumption because what greeted Kate, Linda and I was […]

Wonders of the Red Centre – Part One

There are moments in life when you’re presented with an opportunity. These opportunities can be growth, community engagement, educational or just plain fun! How we choose to respond to these opportunities can present us with experiences that will remain with us for our lifetime. This opportunity was once such experience… Over the past four months […]

Donations are on their way!!

It’s with great pleasure to announce that our collection for the Waltja Aboriginal Corporation and the communities of Alice Springs has been sorted, boxed and sent, hurray! Our campaign was heavily supported by our daughters nursery, Goodstart Early Learning, who reached out to the parents and children to club together clothes and craft materials which […]

Kondalilla Falls – Maleny QLD

Venturing up to the Kondalilla Fall at the weekend we decided to stop off at Baroon lake to take in some of the wonderful sites there. The area is located 7km north of Maleny and covers a huge 72 sq km of woodland and of course the beautiful lake itself. Holding back 61,000 megalitres of […]