I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the incursion that was organised for us.  The students all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learned a lot about archaeologists.  The two staff were fantastic and related well to the students.

We look forward to having you all back next year.


Gillian Learmonth, Frederick Irwin Anglican School

At Corpus Christi College, the students spend a couple of weeks during the year 10 course ‘A Sense of Place’ learning about what archaeology is, the archaeological process and relative dating methods and techniques. The team from Archae-aus has volunteered their time to visit the students on several occasions to teach students about archaeology and heritage management.

Fiona and her team have  always been exceptionally knowledgeable and engaging when presenting their hands-on, interactive workshops. They have assisted the students greatly in their understanding and enjoyment of archaeology.  I am very pleased to be able to give my students the opportunity to learn about archaeology in Australia from a local WA company which is both professional and has a great reputation in its area of expertise. The students always leave the sessions more knowledgeable and interested in the content I later have to teach!


Michael Rathmann, Corpus Christi College

Rio Tinto Iron Ore has worked with Archae-Aus in the Pilbara since the late 1990s. During that time the company has undertaken numerous archaeological heritage surveys for exploration activities, infrastructure corridors and mine development.

Over this time Archae-Aus has demonstrated they can provide reliable archaeological services that ensure RTIO meets compliance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act as well as Rio Tinto’s internal policy and procedures relating to the protection and management of Aboriginal heritage places.

Gavin Martin, Manager Heritage, Rio Tinto Iron Ore

“I have worked very closely with the Archae-Aus team for nearly three years, in various projects across the Pilbara with a number of Native Title Groups.

Their professional, yet flexible attitude; time and cost efficiencies and the very high standard maintained in the numerous reports that I have received from the Archae-Aus team have meant that our timeframes, and in turn that of our clients, have always been met. Heritage Advice Australia looks forward to continuing this relationship on behalf of our clients, for many years to come”.

Jane Pemberton, Director, Heritage Advice Australia Pty Ltd

“Since the 1990’s, Archae-aus have and still are an integral part of the Alcoa mine development program. Alcoa’s operations in the northern Jarrah forest require pre mining heritage surveys of the highest quality.  Archae-aus have worked with Alcoa to develop a computer based predictive heritage model for ground surveys in forested areas in and around Alcoa’s Bauxite lease. This predictive model has been an extremely valuable tool in order to better target ground surveys. Field survey teams, led by Clinton Hammond, have consistently preformed with a high level of integrity and professional expertise. Archae-aus ability to adapt to Alcoa’s changing needs has ensured the delivery of our approvals on time without exception. At the same time, they have maintained great relationships with the traditional owners of the peel area and built up long term relationships. I can commend this firm without reservation”.

Larry Hantler, Mine Environmental Scientist Development & Government Liaison, Alcoa World Alumina

“Archae-aus has been an integral part of the Fortescue family since 2005, before we even started to build our iron ore business.  Back then, we needed an archaeological firm that could deliver the highest quality service and still meet Fortescue’s aggressive development schedule. Since then the Archae-aus site team, led by Stuart Rapley, has consistently exceeded this expectation. Their accommodation of our ever changing needs has ensured the delivery of our approvals on time without exception. All the while, they have maintained great relationships with the Aboriginal people engaged in the heritage process. I can commend this firm without reservation”.

Blair McGlew, Land Access Manager, Fortescue Metals Group

“BC Iron Limited has engaged Archae-aus extensively for heritage survey work as part of the development of its Nullagine Iron Ore Project in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. The high level of professionalism and experience demonstrated by Archae-aus personnel has been, and continues to be, critical in meeting the project’s development schedule”.

Gerry Bradley, Sustainability Manager, BC Iron Limited