Baker’s Flat in the media

A media release and story by Flinders University led to an article in the Advertiser by Tory Shepherd on 23 January 2019 – Irish history has been buried in SA but Flinders University researchers are digging it up – and was also picked up by the Brisbane Courier Mail, Gold Coast Bulletin, Hobart Mercury, getRegional and getstem.

Advertiser 24 Jan 19

Advertiser, 23 Jan 2019, p.25


Story in the Barossa Leader on 3 May 2017 about the excavation underway at Baker’s Flat.

Barossa Leader 2017

Barossa Leader, 3 May 2017, p.4


Story in The Southern Cross, May 2016, about excavations at Baker’s Flat.

Southern Cross (1) May 16

Southern Cross (2) May 16

Southern Cross, May 2016, pp.1, 4

Short piece in Inside History about excavations at Baker’s Flat.

Inside History 2017

Inside History , Winter 2016, p.18


Story about the artefacts found on Baker’s Flat, in Advertiser, 16 May 2016.

Advertiser 16 May 16

Advertiser, 16 May 2016, p.5


Review of conference presentation
In December 2016, I presented a paper on the latest findings from Baker’s Flat at Change, Commemoration, Community, the 22nd Australasian Irish Studies Conference. A review of the paper was printed in Tinteán.

A spot of shameless self-promotion from the AAA/ASHA Conference 2014. My poster won the Best Student Poster Award and the Flinders University Marketing and Communication Office kindly told lots of people. The poster is called The occupation of Baker’s Flat: Irishness and power in a South Australian community, and you can see it by increasing the size of the image below or looking on the Australian Archaeological Association website. Nice publicity provided at Flinders in Touch and on the Inspiring Achievers page.

The occupation of Baker's Flat: Irishness and power in a South Australian community

Conference poster, 2014

There was some media interest early in 2014 about the Baker’s Flat project, thanks to the work of the Flinders University Marketing and Communications Office. Here are some examples:
21 March 2014 Story in InDaily, Adelaide’s online newspaper, about Baker’s Flat – Uncovering the Irish Story of Baker’s Flat
21 March 2014 Reblogged on the Flinders University blog – Uncovering the Irish Story of Baker’s Flat
30 March 2014 Radio interview on Radio Adelaide’s Orbit program with Ewart Shaw – O Ireland in the Sun

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