Historic Archaeology & Heritage Services
AMBS Archaeology & Heritage provide quality consultancy services in all aspects of historic heritage and archaeology. Our team of qualified heritage consultants and archaeologists have specialist expertise across NSW and interstate.
Industrial heritage - Menangle Weir and Viaduct
Tessa Boer-Mah © Australian Museum Business Services
AMBS Archaeology & Heritage services include:
Built heritage includes local shops, houses and gardens. These places can provide an insight into the local history of an area. The AMBS Archaeology & Heritage team prepare contextual histories as a background to assessing the heritage significance and developing management strategies for heritage items and places.
Industrial places include mining sites, factories, and the infrastructure of transport, sewage and water. The value of our industrial heritage is demonstrated by such examples as the State listed Menangle Railway Viaduct, built in 1863 and the locally listed Menangle Weir. Menangle Weir was constructed as part of the Upper Nepean Scheme, supplying water the Sydney at the turn of the century.
Telling a story about a place requires an understanding of its history. The miscellaneous detritus from everyday life add colour to the stories about our past, such as this clockwork from Goonoowigall.
Archival & photographic recording
An archival & photographic recording should not be considered as an alternative to the protection and conservation of a significant place. It is a means of conserving the memory of a place that is to be removed.
Archaeological excavation can tell us things about the past that you can't read about in histories. Detailed historical research and assessment of historic maps and plans provide vital information about the location of artefacts associated with European settlement. Structures and their associated artefacts form the evidence of how we lived from the convict era to the present day.
The arrival of the First Fleet began a process of landscape modification that is continuing to the present day. Land clearances for agricultural purposes, mining and residential developments have altered the landscape. The AMBS Archaeology & Heritage and Ecology teams work collaboratively to identify, assess and analyse the modification processes. We provide a thorough analysis and significance assessment of cultural landscapes.
Jennie Lindbergh , Senior Project Manager