Listed below are the main publications so far about the Baker’s Flat research. To get a complete listing of my publications, check my page on

At the end of 2014, I completed my Master of Archaeology thesis – yay! Titled The Occupation of Baker’s Flat:  A Study of Irishness and Power in Nineteenth Century South Australia, you can download it by clicking here if you want to take a look.

Thesis abstract
An abstract of my thesis was published in Australian Archaeology 79 in December 2014. It’s 500 words as opposed to 20,000 words, so it doesn’t take so long to read!

Baker’s Flat – a nineteenth century Irish settlement in South Australia
This is an early summary of the Baker’s Flat research, published in the Newsletter of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology in March 2013. You can download this one here.

Conference poster
I presented a poster about the Baker’s Flat research at the Australian Archaeological Association / Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in December 2014. Called The Occupation of Baker’s Flat: Irishness and Power in a South Australian Community, it won the Best Student Poster Award, so I was more than pleased about that.

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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