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National Trust (NSW) and Energy Australia Heritage Awards, Category E. Conservation Management Plans, Highly Commended, 2010, awarded to Edward Higginbotham & Associates Pty Ltd, with Terry Kass and Susan Jackson Stepowski, for the Goulburn Mulwaree Archaeological Management Plan (AMP).


The award recognises the success of the project in identifying and assessing a large number of sites in an extensive study area of 3,232 square kilometres on a limited budget. The team used predictive models to efficiently pinpoint sites in both rural and urban settings. With a cut-off date of 1860, the study concentrated on archaeological sites in Goulburn, Bungonia and Marulan, together with convict built roads and the farming landscape.

For further details, see Goulburn area.

Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative (Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology), 2009. awarded to Edward Higginbotham & Associates Pty Ltd, in association with Belgenny Farm Trust, Camden Park Environmental Education Centre and Camden High School for the excavation (Season 1) of the “Small Miserable Hut”, the first residence of the Macarthur Family at Camden, 1805.


The award recognises the wide range of multimedia used to publicise the results of archaeological investigation, the participation of the students in Year 11 at Camden High School, their development of an archaeology website and the success of both the Belgenny Farm Trust and the Camden Park Environmental Education Centre in expanding the educational programmes available at Belgenny Farm.


The first and second seasons of excavation have now been completed. See the results of excavation and the background to the award.


Premier's Award for Environmental Excellence in NSW Minerals Industry. 2000, awarded to Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd for the archaeological excavation and relocation of Cadia Cemetery.


The excavations were directed by Ted Higginbotham with a team of forensic archaeologists. An important part of the programme was liaison with relatives and descendants.


Even though there were only ten burials identified by grave markers, Ted Higginbotham was able to identify over 50% of the 110 burials by comparing skeletal remains with registrations of burial.


Ted has provided heritage advice and archaeological services to Cadia Holdings Pty Ltd since 1996. See recent projects.



Royal Australian Planning Institute
Commendation for Excellence in Planning.

Edward Higginbotham & Associates Pty Ltd.
Archaeological Management Plan, Port Macquarie.
Port Macquarie - Hastings Council.


The archaeological management plan was commissioned by Council as a result of a recommendation in the Hastings Heritage Study, 1991, the archaeological component of which was prepared by Ted Higginbotham.


The archaeological management plan continues to provide the framework for all archaeological work in Port Macquarie, with a number of recent excavations in advance of development. See recent projects.

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