Edited book
Arthure, S., F. Breen, S. James and D. Lonergan (eds) 2019 Irish South Australia: New Histories and Insights. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
Available from Wakefield Press, Book Depository and good bookshops across South Australia.

Book cover

Peer-reviewed journal articles
Burke, H., S. Arthure, C. De Leiuen, J. McEgan and A.C. Gorman 2018 In search of the hidden Irish: historical archaeology, identity and ‘Irishness’ in nineteenth century South Australia. Historical Archaeology 52(4):798–823.

Arthure, S. 2017 Australia’s first clachan: identifying a traditional Irish settlement system in nineteenth century South Australia. Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 45:19–30.

Burke, H., S. Arthure and C. De Leiuen 2016 A context for concealment: the historical archaeology of superstition in Australia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 20(1):45–72.

De Leiuen, C. and S. Arthure 2016 Collaboration on whose terms? Using the IAP2 community engagement model for archaeology in Kapunda, South Australia. Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage 3(2):81–98.

Arthure, S. 2015 Being Irish: the nineteenth century South Australian community of Baker’s Flat. Archaeologies 11(2):169–188.

Book chapters
Arthure, S. 2019 Kapunda’s Irish Connections. In S. Arthure, F. Breen, S. James and D. Lonergan (eds) Irish South Australia: New Histories and Insights, pp.58–73. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.

Arthure, S. 2018, 2014 Balme, Jane. In C. Smith (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, B section, pp.740–741. New York: Springer.

Other journal articles
Arthure, S. 2018 An Irish dig in South Australia: identifying a nineteenth century clachan in the countryside at Baker’s Flat. Archaeology Ireland Spring 2018:21–25.

Arthure, S. 2014 The occupation of Bakers’ Flat: A study of Irishness and power in nineteenth century South Australia (thesis abstract). Australian Archaeology 79:113.

Arthure, S. 2013 Book Review of ‘Those Dry-Stone Walls: Stories From South Australia’s Stone Age’ by Bruce Munday. Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 41:111–112.

Master’s thesis
Arthure, S. 2014 The Occupation of Baker’s Flat: A Study of Irishness and Power in Nineteenth Century South Australia. Unpublished MArch thesis, Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Research data
Arthure, S. 2015 Dataset of metal artefacts of Irish origin uncovered at Baker’s Flat, Kapunda, South Australia, catalogued for my Master’s thesis. Dataset consists of an Excel spreadsheet and photographs associated with more than 1,000 metal objects. Available at Research Data Australia at

2 Responses to Publications

  1. Andrew N Fudge says:

    Hi Susan,
    Thank you for posting your thesis on here. I found it of interest because my great grandparents, Edward Fudge and Sarah Donougho lived in Kapunda and were part of the Catholic community there largely as a result of Sarah’s Irish heritage. I note that you say early on that history is often not written for the poor and disenfranchised and I would have to agree. I don’t know how Sarah came to be in Kapunda as she was apparently born in Ireland in 1837 and married Edward in 1857. He had arrived from England in 1849 and arrived in the area a few years after that. Sarah may have come from the Baker’s Flat community, but Edward farmed at Bagot’s Gap south of Kapunda and they were both buried in St John’s RC cemetery. Quite a few of Edwards sons also married into the Irish catholic community around Kapunda. Finding out just how these Irish women came to be in SA is an issue as I have another Irish Catholic great grandmother also on my paternal side, who while she was born in South Australia I have not been able to find out how her parents came to be here.
    Thanks again
    Andrew Fudge

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