New Book

2019 Sludge: Disaster on the Victorian Goldfields, Black Inc/La Trobe University Press


Gold Rush Era Mining Regulations are Failing in The Conversation, August 2019

Press release 11 November 20152018 Anthropocene historic sediment

Water use in the gold rush, posted 1 Feb 2012

Academic publications

Rivers of Gold project

2020 Remade Ground:  Modelling historical elevation change across Melbourne’s Hoddle Grid, Australian Archaeology

2020  Human impacts on suspended sediment in the Murray River, River Research Applications

2020  Groundwater extraction on the goldfields of Victoria Hydrogeology Journal

2019 Mining Modification of River Systems, GeoArchaeology

2019 Mining to Mud:  A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Victoria’s Riverine Landscape as a Product of Historical Gold Mining, Preview 200:44-56

2018 Reconstruction of Historical Riverine Sediment Production on the Goldfields of Victoria, Australia, Anthropocene 21: 1-15

2018, Bucket dredging in South East Australia, 1899-1958, Australasian Mining History, 16:59-74

2018 Post-European Environmental Change and its Potential Impact on Archaeological Sites, in Spry, Caroline, D. Frankel, S. Lawrence, I. Berelov & S. Canning (eds.), Excavations, Surveys and Heritage Management in Victoria, Vol. 7 Melbourne: La Trobe University, pp. 47-52

Cultural Landscapes of water use project

2020  Historic mercury emissions from Victoria’s Goldfields Elementa: Science of the Anthropocence

2019  Common Heritage, Park Watch

2018  Managing Victoria’s goldfields commons, Geographical Research

2018  The Inglewood Goldfields Common, Provenance

2018 The Lal Lal Waterworks Association, Australasian Historical Archaeology, 36:59-68

2016 Remote Sensing Landscapes of Water Management on the Victorian Goldfields, Australia, Journal of Archaeological Science 76:48-55.

2016 The Archaeology of Anthropocene Rivers: Water Management and Landscape Change in ‘Gold Rush’ Australia Antiquity 90(353):1348-1362.

2016 The Archaeology of Water on the Victorian Goldfields International Journal of Historical Archaeology 21(1):49-65.

2016 The River Loddon and Tributaries Water Supply Company, Journal of Australasian Mining History 14:21-36

2016 Beechworth Goldfield and the Origins of Water Management in Victoria, Victorian Historical Journal 87(2):237-260.

2015 Historical Maps, GIS, and Complex Mining Landscapes on the Victorian GoldfieldsProvenance, journal of the Public Records Office of Victoria

2015 Mercury Use and Loss from Gold Mining in Nineteenth-Century Victoria Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 127:44-54.

2015  Cornish Tin-Streamers and the Australian Gold Rush: Technology Transfer in Alluvial Mining Post-Medieval Archaeology 49 (2):99-113.

2014   The Sludge Question: The Regulation of Mine Tailings in Nineteenth-Century Victoria Environment and History 20(3):385-410.

2014 Bitumen Paper Pipes on the Victorian Goldfields, Australasian Mining History 12:45-58.

2014 ‘A Mere Thread of Land’:  Water Races, Gold Mining and Water Law in Colonial Victoria, Journal of Australian Colonial History 16:168-187.  download pdf of water law paper

2013 Flows of Water on a Nineteenth-Century Australian Goldfield, Water History 5(3):331-347.

2013 The Garfield Water Wheel:  Hydraulic Power on the Victorian Goldfields, Australasian Historical Archaeology 31:25-32.

2011 Harvesting Water on a Victorian Colonial Goldfield, Australasian Historical Archaeology 29:24-32.


2015 Water and Gold: Interpreting the Landscape of Creswick Creek

2016  Historical Archaeology of Water Management at Beechworth

2017 The Loddon Company:  Water Management and Alluvial Mining at Fryerstown

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