From the Dig It Archives: Issue Three 1998

By Nessa Beasley ____________________________________________________ For the third post of Flinders ArchSoc’s ‘From the Dig It Archives’, we have three interesting articles from 1998 (Issue 3) for your viewing. In ‘Message from the Chair’ (1998:2) President Matthew Rice discusses the popularity and success of the newsletter’s first two issues from the previous year (when Dig It…

From the Dig It Archives: Issue Two 1997

By Jessica Lumb ____________________________ Welcome to the second instalment of the Flinders ArchSoc blogging project, ‘From the Dig It Archives’! In this edition, we have two articles reproduced from Issue 2, 1997. In ‘Message from the Chair’ (1997:2) President Matthew Rice calls Flinders Archaeology Society members to action – to volunteer for an exhibition at the Union Gallery;…

Meet the Archaeologists Night

Last year over 80 people attended MTAN and learnt about historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, Indigenous archaeology, contemporary archaeology and world archaeology from South Australian archaeologists. This year will no doubt be as successful, insightful and entertaining. Meet the Archaeologists Night is an evening of presentations by South Australian archaeologists, including maritime, historical and Indigenous archaeology.…

Archaeology Revealed

ArchSoc is helping to run an event at the South Australian Maritime Museum on Sunday 19th May. Archaeology Revealed is an interactive workshop on history and archaeology of Port Adelaide. There will be hands-on activities: great for kids! Learn about the history and archaeology of Port Adelaide. See a 1:1 reconstructed of a trench showing…

History of ArchSoc: From the Dig It Archives

In May, the Flinders ArchSoc will be celebrating everything historical for About Time: South Australia’s History Festival. In conjunction with the beginning of About Time next Wednesday the 1st of May, we will be launching our new blogging project ‘From the Dig It Archives’ to create an understanding and express an appreciation for the history of our Society. Starting with Dig It 1,…

Meet the Archaeologists! 2012

ArchSoc’s Meet the Archaeologists! realised its claim of being the most popular event listed in the About Time: SA History Festival program. Over 80 people braved the cold, wet and windy weather to enjoy a night of archaeological conversation at the Flinders University Victoria Square building. ArchSoc’s own Antoinette Hennessy performed brilliantly as MC for the…

Old Plympton Railway Station: Mud Map

Here is a mud map prepared by an ArchSoc volunteer. This map was created using careful observations of the landscape and a pacing unit (measuring distances with the length of one’s stride). The hand-drawn map was then animated, as shown below. Compare to this google satellite photograph: As we can see, the scale is a…

Old Plympton Railway Station: Photography

Here are some of the photographs of the site, a greater selection can be found here. The platform is approximately 130m long, 10m wide and 90cm high, with a 30º slope at either end. One of the things we were interested in was capturing the contemporary significances of the site and the ways in which…

Old Plympton Railway Station: End of the Survey

Thanks to everyone that came down and enjoyed the day today, it was very successful (and a lot of fun!). We are in the process of compiling the data and will begin writing up our report during the week. We will post all final products to this page.

Old Plympton Railway Station: Site Surveys

For the last few hours ArchSoc has been recording the remains of the Old Plympton Railway Station. We have been recording features that can inform us of past uses and contemporary significances of the site. We have had a lot of public interest in the survey with many archaeology and rail enthusiasts coming down to…