Since 2018 Niche has been working on the Cross River Rail, which is a large-scale infrastructure project building an underground rail system linking North and South Brisbane. Four underground stations are being constructed - Dutton Park (Boggo Rd), Woolloongabba (old Landcentre and GoPrint site), Albert Street and Roma Street – and these works have required the archaeological investigation and salvage of some important historical archaeological sites dating from the 1860s to early 20th century, including Brisbane’s first Chinatown, an early hotel, and the South Brisbane Railway Depot.  This talk presents some of the key findings of this archaeological works done to date. 


About the presenter

Kevin is an historical archaeologist and heritage manager with experience coordinating and delivering a wide range of projects including heritage planning, conservation and archaeological management plans, historical heritage assessments, and community engagement programs. He holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Queensland and his specialist skills include the assessment of places of local and state significance, and developing and implementing key heritage policies and guidelines including local government heritage registers. In particular Kevin’s expertise extends to researching, publishing on, and managing local and State heritage places, early mining and agricultural landscapes, cemeteries and the built environment of the late nineteenth century to post-war period. He is also a leading Australian researcher of Overseas Chinese settlement of colonial Queensland. He currently works as Senior Heritage Consultant for Niche Environment and Heritage Pty Ltd.  


Please be aware that we are still operating under Covid-19 regulations during public events.  For those who will be attending, you will be asked to check in via UQ code as a condition of entry. Those who are feeling unwell, who have travelled in from overseas or a Covid-19 hotspot in the last 14 days or have been in contact with Covid-19 positive persons, are asked not to attend the seminar. Hand sanitizers will be provided for attendee use at venue​. 


About Archaeology Working Papers

The Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series provides a forum for dissemination of archaeological research and ideas amongst UQ archaeology students and staff. All students are invited to attend the series and postgraduate students, from honours upwards, are invited to present their research. The aim is to provide opportunities for students, staff and those from outside UQ, to present and discuss their work in an informal environment. It is hoped that anyone interested in current archaeological directions, both within and outside the School and University, will be able to attend and contribute to the series.


14 Sir Llew Edwards Building, St Lucia Campus