Cultural heritage surveys and assessments
Turnstone Archaeology undertakes Aboriginal
cultural heritage projects, large and small, throughout
Queensland, from major dams and mining surveys to small
We bring years of successful experience to
provide meaningful outcomes for all parties with
consultation, communication and positive direction.
We provide assistance with development of
cultural heritage management plans (CHMPs), balanced
assessments of significance, and clear readable reports. We
work with clients to produce achievable and manageable
The Steele Archive
Turnstone Archaeology is proud to be the
recipient of the Steele Archive.
These are the records, notes, reports and data used by the
well-known historian, Rev John Steele, of Aboriginal sites
and places used for the compilation the his well-known 1984
book, Aboriginal Pathways, published by the University of
Queensland Press. The archive contains unused and new
material not included in Steele’s books. These records
are available on request for study.
Legislation and Cultural Heritage Management Plans
Turnstone Archaeology can assist in understanding Queensland and
Commonwealth legislation and your Duty of Care. Part of meeting your
Duty of Care can be the act of developing cultural heritage
management plans in accordance with the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Act 2003 (Qld). We can provide tailor-made Cultural Heritage
Management Plans (CHMPs) to suit your needs and also make sure that
you clearly understand what your responsibilities are under current
Research projects are a particular strength at Turnstone. Our
personnel are highly experienced in undertaking various forms of
research which include journal article research, oral history
recording and documentation, cultural heritage site database
construction, interpretative displays and signage, cultural heritage
awareness training and educational presentations.
Communication and consultation
Turnstone considers the dissemination of
information back to Aboriginal communities particularly important.
We assist with development of family trees, training
programs, recording and mapping of cultural sites, and the safe
storage of cultural artefacts.
We see good communication and consultation as best practice and open
and transparent sharing of
facilitate project success.