Call for Papers Gold, Wars and Whaling – the trans-Tasman connection’

Date: 1/6/2004

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and the Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology (AIMA) Fourth Joint Conference in Wellington & Picton, New Zealand 23- 27 September 2004. The ‘new concept’ twin venue conference will begin in Wellington and after two days the whole conference party will have two more days of conferencing and fieldtrips in Picton.  The Conference theme will focus on aspects of maritime history and historical archaeology, particularly the trans-Tasman connection between Australia and New Zealand and beyond. The theme however takes an inter-disciplinary perspective and encourages participants to consider historical events encompassing Australia and New Zealand as well as the role of the sea in human history in the widest sense. They hope to have sessions on topics such as the contact period, ports and harbours, coastal defences, fishing, sealing, and whaling, and the high level of interaction between Australia and New Zealand during the nineteenth century goldrushes and the New Zealand Wars. Intending participants are encouraged to consider submitting their papers for publication in one of the two Associations fully refereed journals

– The AIMA Bulletin


Australasian Historical Archaeology

. Proposals for sessions or individual papers should be sent to the Programme Convenor at the address below by 30 June 2004.  Papers will be of 20 minutes duration with five minutes question time. Longer or shorter time slots may be possible by arrangement. Neville Ritchie, Programme Convenor, ‘Trans-Tasman Connections Archaeology Conference’, email nritchie@, fax 0064 7 8381004, phone 0064 7 8383363. Dr Neville Ritchie, Conservancy Archaeologist, Dept of Conservation Waikato Conservancy, Private Bag 3072, Hamilton, New Zealand. For information about the Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology (ACUA) see: {


} See the Archaeology of Whaling in Southern Australia and new Zealand (AWSANZ) website at: {


} Information on conference fees, early bird discounts, accommodation options etc will be posted on the AIMA ({


} and ASHA websites ({


} and in the mid-year Newsletters of both organisations.

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