As discussed at the 2018 AGM, the AAA would like to formally announce the formation of the ‘Archaeologists for the Barka-Darling Subcommittee’. In consultation with the NEC, the subcommittee has offered the following ‘vision statement’ of its aims for the coming year:

The Archaeologists for the Barka-Darling Subcommittee aims to promote the conservation and improvement of environmental and cultural heritage management in the Barka-Darling catchment.  We view the environment and cultural heritage of the region as inseparable elements and lend our support to Indigenous people’s calls for improvement to the river’s condition.  As experts in archaeology and cultural heritage management our goal is to conserve heritage places and promote research in the catchment through advocacy, comment, media and submissons.

As most of you are aware, the region has been affected by horrendous environmental circumstances over the past month.  Thus, the formation of this committee is timely, and we are seeking expressions of interest from members that would like to assist the subcommittee.

The subcommittee is chaired by Doug Williams, and he advises there is plenty of scope to get involved. If you would like to be considered for this subcommittee, email your expression of interest to: secretary@australianarchaeology.com.