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Recent heritage news from Andrew Long + Associates based in Collingwood, Victoria. Read about major heritage planning projects and archaeological surveys we have been involved in.

Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Country

Cultural Heritage Management can at times include site based cultural activities,  performed on country. Last week Bunurong Elder Uncle Mik and his son Eric were invited to carry out a Smoking Ceremony as part of their Welcome to Country for Summerset Holdings. Summerset are preparing to build an aged care…

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ALA Repatriation of Aboriginal Artefacts

At ALA, repatriation of artefacts to their Aboriginal place of significance on country, as requested by the traditional custodians, is one of the many elements of our cultural heritage work. ALA has been part of the cultural heritage management process for the State Government’s Level Crossing Removal Project and on…

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Melbourne Metro Tunnel  | ALA On Site

ALA is currently part of what is heralded as one of Melbourne’s largest archaeological digs at the Metro Tunnel. Lead by Paul Pepdjonovic we currently have a team of over 20 archaeologists, conservators and artefact analysts excavating an important city site as part of the new Melbourne metro tunnel development. Heritage…

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Regional Rail Link

Regional Rail Link's cultural heritage management has been an ongoing project for Andrew Long and Associates. Recently the importance of this work was featured on SBS on the program 'Living Black'. The program outlines the nature of the work of Andrew Long and Associates with the Wadawurrung people. Part of…

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Wins at VCAT for our Clients!

Andrew Long + Associates expert evidence secures three further wins for our clients. VCAT have recently announced three decisions that  Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) were not required, based on expert evidence prepared by Executive Director, Jonathan Howell-Meurs. In our experience, CHMPs are often requested unnecessarily at significant cost to…

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Teaching Kids Cultural Heritage

Project Archaeologist Eric Endacott, has taken some time out of his project work to show some school kids just what can be found underground. Read more here about Eric's trip to Hillcrest Christian College. The kids heard all about Eric's local and international archaeology work and also got to dig…

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Welcome our New Executive Directors

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that as Founding Director of Andrew Long + Associates I introduce Ricky Feldman and Jon Howell-Meurs, in the roles of Executive Directors. It is now 23 years since I began practising as an archaeologist in Melbourne. During this time I have built Andrew…

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Introducing our New Geelong Branch!

We are excited to announce that Andrew Long + Associates are launching a new Geelong branch. Our Geelong based staff, Senior Project Manager Dr Mike Green, and Project Manager Alison O’Connor will focus on the specific needs of our Geelong clients. Andrew Long + Associates have long had a working…

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ACT Scarred Tree Workshops

Andrew Long, our Founding Director, recently travelled to Canberra to present three days of workshops on the formation, identification and management of Aboriginal scarred trees. Present were over 30 participants from Representative Aboriginal Organisations (RAOs), the United Ngunnawal Elders Council and Government Agencies across both the ACT and NSW. The…

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Hygiene in 19th Century Melbourne

In August this year, Andrew Long and Associates Project Archaeologist, Michael Lever delivered a lecture on health, hygiene, and material culture in nineteenth century Melbourne Death and disease wrought tragedy in Melbourne throughout most of the 19th century, particularly among children the working-class poor. During this time, the medical profession…

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Movember Success!

Our Movemeber guys gave their upper lip to charity and wore their moustaches proudly. They raised $780 in total over the month. Then of course our fabulous MoSistas raised $330! With a total of $1100 raised the company matched their efforts creating a donation of $2200 to the selected charities!…

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ALA – totally digging Movember

Staff at Andrew Long + Associates are bringing back the moustache this November! As part of Movember, five ALA staff members will be personally growing moustaches to raise vital funds for men’s health. Money raised will go towards the two biggest health issues men face – prostate cancer and depression.…

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