Archaeologist to share Augusta dig details

Declan BushAugusta Margaret River Times
Augusta Historical Society members will share stories of the region's first European settlers at the May 4 dinner.
Camera IconAugusta Historical Society members will share stories of the region's first European settlers at the May 4 dinner. Credit: Declan Bush

A University of Notre Dame archaeology project will take centrestage at the Augusta Historical Society’s annual First Settlers’ Anniversary Dinner on Thursday.

Archaeology lecturer Shane Burke will speak on the topic of Augusta from 1830-2030, fresh from his project on Augusta’s first European settlers’ adaptation to their environment.

Historical Society member Mary Whittall said the group was keen to hear about Dr Burke’s work on digs at Turner’s Cellar and the home of Georgiana Molloy.

“Augusta’s really excited about his findings,” Mrs Whittall said.

“There’ll be people from the Margaret River Historical Society and usually people come down from Busselton as well.”

The event runs from 6.30pm at the Augusta Bowling Club on Allnutt Terrace. Tickets are $45.

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