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Unearthed: an exhibition inspired by Baker’s Flat

Unearthed is an exhibition of paintings by Lynn Mack, inspired by some of the ceramic and glass artefacts excavated at Baker’s Flat. It’s part of South Australia’s History Festival, and you can find it at the entrance to the Central Library at Flinders University. … Continue reading

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A few words on the art of sieving

Archaeologists use various tools to survey and excavate sites. Some are very expensive and require specialist expertise – see Geophys at dawn for images of us working on Baker’s Flat with some of that particular kit. Some are much cheaper and easier to recognise … Continue reading

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Baker’s Flat: a reenactment

In 1880, the Kapunda Herald gave an account of an incident on Baker’s Flat involving several of the Irish women living there and some unfortunate would-be fencers. It went something like this. Three men – William Grabert, Francis Pinn and Robert Hooper – were employed … Continue reading

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The excavation of Baker’s Flat – a tale of the Trench A dugout

From April through to the beginning of May, I led a trusty band of volunteers in the first excavation at Baker’s Flat. For me, this was an experience that engendered a wide range of emotions. At some stages I was filled with excitement, … Continue reading

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Geophys at dawn

As dawn broke a  few weeks ago, four archaeologists approached Baker’s Flat, near Kapunda. Our mission – to carry out a geophysical survey of part of the site. The picture below shows the first line we recorded.  Kelsey’s starting the ground penetrating radar, and … Continue reading

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