Dr Xavier Carah presents at UQ on archaeological works at Shorncliffe Station
In April of 2022, Dr Xavier Carah presented the results of Niche’s work at Shorncliffe Railway Station in the Working Papers in Archaeology series at the University of Queensland.
The presentation discussed the archaeological approach, the artefacts, and the local and personal stories that had been uncovered during Niche’s work at Shorncliffe station.
About the project:
Niche has been working on the Shorncliffe Railway Station since 2016, where we have undertaken archaeological collection and excavation in the subfloor space of the original ticket office building. The artefact assemblage uncovered during excavations provides a rare insight into the use of a suburban railway station from the late 19th to the mid 20th century.
The work at Shorncliffe Railway Station continues to be ongoing, with Niche’s Heritage Architect Stewart Armstrong working on the restoration of the buildings. whilst Niche’s Jane Austen and Dr Xavier Carah continue to assist client Queensland Rail with the management and rehousing of the artefact collection as well as contributing to a permanent display at the station.
To learn more about the project: Shorncliffe Station Artefact Recording and Recovery
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