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​Name: Michelle Blake, Michelle Blake - Historical Research

Mobile: 0487 298 231

Email: mablake2@live.com.au

Web: www.mbhistoricalresearch.com

Updated: 9/1/2020

​Michelle Blake is a qualified and accredited professional historian. She has experience with archival research, on-line searches and databases including Trove. She can assist with genealogy enquiries, house histories including Lands Title searches, and is knowledgeable of Tasmanian history and can provide context to historical events. She has assisted with the construction of databases for archival purposes and is passionate about access to information. She has experience as a heritage consultant and can assist with interpretation, significance assessments and heritage reports. Her areas of interest include maritime, military, legal and medical history and Tasmanian history. She is a member of the Professional Historians Association (Vic & Tas).

Operates: State wide

Name: Dr Anthony Bagshaw, Archaeological Consultant

Address: Devonport TAS 7310

Mobile: 0402705901

Email: anthonybagshaw@hotmail.com

Updated:  July 2019


​I have had 20 years of experience in the analysis of historical artefacts. This includes a vast knowledge of colonial ceramics which has been significantly enhanced through my recently completed Doctorate studies. I am also recognised as being highly proficient at glass artefacts, especially bottles glass. I am nonetheless adept within the majority of areas of artefact analysis; the only exception being faunal analysis.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Dr Caroline Evans

Address:  10 Lansdowne Crescent, West Hobart TAS 7000

Phone:  6234 8459

Email:  carolineevans@iinet.net.au 

Updated:  July 2019

​Dr Caroline Evans is a fully qualified and accredited historian able to carry out the historical sections of conservation plans and heritage assessments. She can also write historical interpretations, commissioned histories and conduct oral history interviews.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Dr Julia Clark

Address:  5 Hopfields Road, Margate TAS 7054

Phone:  6267 1466

Mobile: 0419 412 246

Email:  julia.clark@bigpond.com 

Updated:  July 2019

​Julia Clark has worked in museums and on heritage sites for almost 30 years. An archaeologist by training, she has extensive experience in interpretation planning and delivery, management and assessment of moveable heritage and in historical research. She also has a high level of skills in guide training and assessment, tour development and delivery. She is also a skilled writer and editor.

Operates: North, East

Name:  Dr Nic Haygarth

Address:  42 Frederick Street, Perth TAS 7300

Mobile:  0400 463 657

Email:  Lakelea22@yahoo.com.au 

Updated:  July 2019

​Nic Haygarth is an academically qualified, accredited historian with excellent analytical skills. He has a particular interest in rural and remote Tasmania, and the human history of highlands. Expertise in cultural landscapes, sites interpretation, industrial heritage and corporate histories. Rigorous research and vigorous assessment.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Dr Kathryn Evans

Address:  9 Utiekah Drive, Taroona TAS 7053

Mobile:  0458 235 805

Email:  kathryne@internode.on.net 

Updated:  July 2019

​Dr Kathryn Evans has over 20 years experience in historical research and writing. She has worked on a wide variety of projects for Federal, State and local governments, including site histories for conservation management plans and heritage assessments, thematic histories, publications, interpretation plans and interpretive brochures and signs.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr James Puustinen, Austral Tasmania Pty Ltd

Address:  GPO Box 495 Hobart TAS 7001

Phone:  6234 6207

Mobile: 0417 581 681

Email:  james@australtas.com.au

​​Updated:  July 2019

​Austral Tasmania Pty Ltd is an established heritage consultancy practice providing independent, pragmatic advice to a wide range of public, corporate and private clients in both indigenous and historic heritage. We employ qualified and experienced staff offering services in the following areas: Aboriginal heritage assessments, heritage project management, historical research, heritage survey & assessment, archival recording, archaeology (preparation of statements of potential, impact assessments & method statements, monitoring, testing, controlled excavation including forensic recovery), and conservation planning (with demonstrated expertise in the management of industrial site complexes & vernacular structures).

Operates: State wide

Name:  Dr Christine Cheater, Cheater  History and Heritage Consultants

Address:  71 Bradshaw Street, Latrobe TAS 7307

Phone:  6426 1019

Mobile: 0404 368 664

Fax: 6426 1019

Email:  ccheater@internode.on.net 

Updated:  July 2019

​Dr Christine Cheater  is a history and heritage consultant with expertise in significance assessments and the research and interpretation of historic precincts, buildings, sites and museum displays.

Operates: State wide


Name: Jennifer Porter, Alliance Archaeology Pty Ltd

Address: 2/71 Airlie Road, Montmorency  VIC  3094

Mobile: 0425 323 965

Email: admin@alliancearchaeology.com.au

Web: www.alliancearchaeology.com.au

Updated:  July 2019

​Alliance Archaeology brings the expertise of a diverse group of professionals to your heritage project. They comprise highly experienced staff with an average of 15 years experience in heritage and offer a wide range of services including archaeological excavation, GIS mapping, artefact management, site interpretation, faunal analysis and historical research. Team members are experienced in undertaking large and small projects from start to finish in consultation and co-operation with all relevant stakeholder.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Mr Parry Kostoglou, ArcTas Pty Ltd

Address:  92 Derwent Park Road, Derwent Park TAS 7009

Mobile:  0408 561 934 

Email:  parry@arctas.com.au

​Updated:  July 2019

​As director of ArcTas, Parry Kostoglou has over 30 years experience in historical archaeology and heritage assessment. ArcTas employs a range of specialist archaeologists and historians and provides a complete range of heritage services, including:-desktop assessments, historical and archival research, site survey and recording, site impact and management statements, interpretative designs and displays, small and large scale excavation and full artefact analysis. The range of services and commitment to detail has meant that ArcTas has become a leader in Tasmanian heritage and is repeatedly engaged by local, state and federal governments as well as developers and individuals.

Operates: State wide

Name:  GJM Heritage

Address: Level 3, 124 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Mobile: 0418 284 130

Email: enquiries@gjmheritage.com

Web: www.gjmheritage.com

Updated:  July 2019

GJM Heritage are highly experienced historic heritage professionals based in Melbourne who bring together skills in architecture, urban planning, planning law and history. Working across Australasia, GJM offers services in the fields of research, policy, planning, development and advocacy. We have a comprehensive understanding of local, State and Commonwealth heritage listing, grants and statutory approvals processes throughout Australasia, and a proven capacity to deliver high quality results for our clients.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Ms Michele Summerton, Historica

Address:  57 Mooltan Street, Travancore VIC 3032

Phone:  (03) 9376 7496

Mobile: 0437 670 023

Email:  michele.summerton@bigpond.com

Updated:  July 2019 

​Historica is a heritage consultancy specialising in: Assessing the significance of places, objects, collections and intangible heritage; assessing cross-cultural and shared histories; Identifying themes; developing historical frameworks and writing thematic history; developing text for historical displays; interpreting historic places and objects; curating historical exhibitions; managing collections; preparing conservation management plans; providing advocacy on historic significance.

Operates: State wide

Name:  Dr Vincent Clark and Associates

Address: PO Box 266, Coburg VIC 3058

Phone:  (03) 9386 4770

Mobile: 0418 348 521

Fax: (03) 9386 4220

Email:  vlcark@vincentclark.com.au

Web: www.vincentclark.com.au 

Updated:  July 2019

​Dr Vincent Clark & Associates Pty Ltd has been established in Victoria since 1995. We have extensive experience, both within Australia and overseas in site identification, recording, assessment, interpretation, excavation and artefact management, site history and land use history. We undertake cultural heritage management of both Aboriginal and historical cultural heritage for both small and large scale projects and for a range of clients, including state and local government, corporations and individuals.

Operates: State wide

​Name: Biosis Research Pty Ltd

Address: PO Box 489, Port Melbourne VICT 3207

Phone: (03) 8686 4800

​Email: proposals@biosisresearch.com.au

Web: www.biosis.com.au 

Updated:  July 2019

​Biosis Research Pty Ltd is one of Australia's leading consulting firms in natural and cultural heritage management. Biosis provides consulting services specialising in Aboriginal, historic and industrial archaeology, historic place survey and evaluation, and conservation management. Staff have expertise in site survey, recording and excavation, heritage impact assessments and conservation management plans, Aboriginal community consultation and heritage hearings. Biosis also has expertise in flora and fauna assessments, natural systems management, and digital mapping.

Operates: State wide

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