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Dr Amanda Markham

Amanda is the Principal Archaeologist at Austral. She has many years experience as both an anthropologist and archaeologist working on major infrastructure projects across NSW, Victora, the NT, SA and WA.

Amanda has acted as project manager on projects of national importance, including the primary NBN cable between the SA border and Darwin, the Katherine to Gove Natural Gas Pipeline, and the INPEX LNG facility in Darwin. In addition, Amanda has considerable experience working on mining, transport, energy, and water infrastructure projects throughout western NSW.

Amanda specialises in Aboriginal anthropology and archaeology, with a focus on arid region archaeology and skeletal remains. She has conducted hundreds of heritage assessments under state and territory legislation, NSW Due Diligence Code, the NSW Code of Practice, the NT Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act 1989, as well as the SA and WA heritage act, successfully obtaining AHIPs and Permits to Disturb/Impact.

As a person of Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) descent, Amanda also offers clients an implicit understanding of both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community issues. Amanda’s excellent communication and negotiation skills have seen her managing and building relationships between Aboriginal people and senior government and corporate figures.

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