Community, Research and Interpretation
We believe that engaging the community through heritage is a great way to draw people together to form strong and productive connections. We are very experienced at designing interactive and creative ways to engage with the public through print, digital media, public presentation and personal interaction.
Community outreach has become increasingly important to our clients and it is an important way to build and sustain the support of those who live near a project. Supporting cultural heritage projects not only enables positive engagement with the public, but also helps in achieving corporate social responsibility objectives and feeds into a triple-bottom line approach
See below for examples of our community and public outreach projects. To read our Publications list click here.
Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli Country Project
A great example of this is the Kakutungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli Country Project. With the support of Fortescue Metals Group and a government grant, the Nyiyaparli traditional owners and Archae-aus have produced an animation and illustrated printed book that uses archaeological, historical, environmental and traditional storytelling to share the 40,000 year old narrative of their peoples’ connection to country. This wonderful collaborative project has been so successful that excerpts from the book have been adapted for tourist locations on country and for a dedicated website.
Perth Girls’ Orphanage in East Perth
Archae-aus has also had the opportunity to explore public outreach projects through our historical archaeological work. For example, following extensive archaeological excavations at Perth Girls’ Orphanage in East Perth, the Department of Communities and the Housing Authority commissioned our results to be turned into interpretive displays for their head office. Using historical documents and artefacts recovered from our underfloor excavations, these information boards tell the story of how the orphanage was established and what life was like for the girls who lived there in the late 1800s.