Sarah McGuinness is a heritage consultant based at our Wollongong office. For more than 10 years she has been providing Aboriginal and historical archaeology advice to support to clients across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Sarah has worked extensively within the mining and linear infrastructure sectors and is highly skilled in a range of survey, identification and excavation techniques, as well as Aboriginal community consultation.
Since joining Niche’s consulting team in early 2019, Sarah has been busily engaged providing our clients with cultural heritage assessments, Aboriginal objects due diligence assessments and Aboriginal heritage impact permits for a range of interesting projects all over the South Coast and Illawarra region.
Sarah’s career highlight to date was her involvement in excavations of the Ann Jones Inn, infamously known as the site of Ned Kelly’s last stand.
“I was fortunate to be part of the team who undertook excavation of the site and was involved in ongoing engagement with both the community and the filming of a documentary about the project,” says Sarah.
“The thing I most enjoy about my job is working within a multi-disciplinary team, surrounded by people with different strengths and specialisations. I love getting to work outdoors and learning about Aboriginal cultural heritage through direct involvement with the Aboriginal community”.
Join our team!
Due to a strong pipeline of work, we’re now recruiting heritage consultants to join our team in NSW. Benefits for permanent employees include ongoing professional development, participation in our mentoring program and annual company retreat. See our Careers page for details.