Dr Annie Clarke

BA (Hons) London, MA (Research) Western Australia, PhD Australian National University
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Heritage Studies

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The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Annie Clarke joined the University of Sydney in 2003. She has previously been a Lecturer in Archaeology at the ANU, a Lecturer in Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management at Charles Sturt University and held post-doctoral Fellowships at the North Australian Research Unit, Darwin and the ANU.

Research interests

Annie's research interests include the archaeology of Arnhem Land, the archaeology of cross-cultural engagement and colonialism, rock art and mark-making practices, ethnographic collections and objects, community archaeology, narrative and archaeology and heritage.

Teaching and supervision

From 2014 Annie will be the Program Co-ordinator of the new Master of Museum and Heritage Studies.

Current projects

In the media

Dr Clarke appeared on ABC Television's 7:30 Report in June 2013 explaining the three-year Australian Research Council-funded project,'The Quarantine Project: the archaeology and history of quarantine', involving a team of researchers investigating more than 1200 inscriptions made by immigrants to Australia between 1835 to the 1970s at the Mawland Quarantine Station site in Manly's North Head. You can watch Annie and co-researchers explain this important work to reporter Tracey Bowden in this segment.

Selected grants

2012

  • Stories from the Sandstone: The Archaeology and History of Quarantine; Clarke A, Bashford A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2011

  • Signs of a Distant Past: interpretive signage and the representation of Indigenous history in Australian protected areas; Clarke A; University of Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme.

2010

  • Postcards on the Ledge: Recording the Historic Period Rock Engravings at Old Man’s Hat, North Head Quarantine Station Manly, NSWhistory in Australian protected areas; Clarke A; University of Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Support Scheme.

2009

  • NSW Archaeology On-Line; Gibbs M, Colley S, Brownlee R, Clarke A; NSW Department of Planning/New South Wales Heritage Grants Community Strategic Products and Services Program.

2008

  • Restoring the Past to Build the Future: Indigenous Culture, Heritage and Economy in Rural NSW; Macdonald G, Clarke A, Campbell S, Comber J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2006

  • Producers and Collectors: Uncovering the Role of Indigenous Agency in the Formation of Museum Collections; Clarke A, Philp J, Torrence R, Lassig B, Mongey K, Torrence R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2004

  • The impact of cross-cultural interactions with Macassan trepangers on indigenous settlement and subsistence patterns on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia; Clarke A; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2000

  • Indigenous marine tenure and resource use at Blue Mud Bay: ethnographic and archaeological perspectives; Morphy H, Peterson N, Clarke A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

Selected publications

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Edited Books

  • Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Byrne, S. (2013). Reassembling the Collection: Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous Agency. Santa Fe, US: SAR Press.
  • Byrne, S., Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Torrence, R. (2011). Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum. New York: Springer.
  • Clarke, A., Torrence, R. (2000). Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania. London, Uk: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Torrence, R., Clarke, A. (2013). Creative Colonialism: Locating Indigenous Strategies in Ethnographic Museum Collections. In Rodney Harrison, Sarah Byrne, and Anne Clarke (Eds.), Reassembling the Collection: Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous Agency, (pp. 171-195). Santa Fe, US: SAR Press.
  • Torrence, R., Clarke, A. (2011). "Suitable for Decoration of Halls and Billiard Rooms": Finding Indigenous Agency in Historic Auction and Sale Catalogues. In Sarah Byrne, Anne Clarke, Rodney Harrison, Robin Torrence (Eds.), Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum, (pp. 29-53). New York: Springer.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2011). Making a Sea Change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of Frederick McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 135-155). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Byrne, S., Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Torrence, R. (2011). Networks, Agents and Objects: Frameworks for Unpacking Museum Collections. In Sarah Byrne, Anne Clarke, Rodney Harrison, Robin Torrence (Eds.), Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum, (pp. 3-26). New York: Springer.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2008). The mark of marvellous ideas: Groote Eylandt rock art and the performance of cross-cultural relations. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton and Margo Neale (Eds.), Strangers on the Shore: Early coastal contacts in Australia, (pp. 148-164). Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.
  • Clarke, A. (2007). The Ideal and the Real: Cultural and personal transformations of archaeological research on Groote Eylandt, northern Australia. In Laurajane Smith (Eds.), Cultural Heritage: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies Volume 1, (pp. 133-149). UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Closing the Distance: Interpreting Cross-Cultural Engagements through Indigenous Rock Art. In Ian Lilley (Eds.), Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands, (pp. 116-133). Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Clarke, A., Faulkner, P. (2005). Living Archaeology in the Madarrapa Homeland of Yilpara, north east Arnhem Land. In Lydon, J and Ireland, T (Eds.), Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia, (pp. 225-242). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Journals

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2012). 'Rebecca will you marry me? Tim': inscriptions as objects of biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2), 84-90.
  • Clarke, A., Colley, S., Gibbs, M. (2012). Aboriginal prehistory, historical and contemporary archaeology in the Sydney Basin. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(1), 57-59.
  • Frederick, U., Clarke, A. (2012). In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 57, 51-75.
  • Clarke, A., Torrence, R. (2011). Archaeology and the collection: tracing material relationships in colonial Papua from 1875 to 1925. Journal of Australian Studies, 35(4), 433-448. [More Information]
  • Clarke, A. (2011). Damper and fish, tea and sugar: post-contact changes in resource use and residence on Groote Eylandt. 'Fire and Hearth' Forty Years On: Essays in Honour of Sylvia J. Hallam, 79, 93-108.
  • Brockwell, S., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B., O'Connor, S., Sim, R., Wesley, D. (2011). Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia. Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory, 27, 1-22.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U., Williams, A. (2011). Wish you were here: Historic inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28, 77-84.
  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2009). Artefact Assemblage Characteristics and Distribution on the Point Blane Peninsula, Blue Mud Bay, Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology, 69(December), 21-28.
  • Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Guse, D., Meehan, B., Sim, R. (2009). Radiocarbon dates from the Top End: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2009 (1), 54-76.
  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2004). Late-Holocene Occupation And Coastal Economy In Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land: Preliminary Archaeological Findings. Australian Archaeology, 59, 23-30.
  • Clarke, A., Paterson, A. (2003). Cross-cultural archaeology: an introduction. Archaeology in Oceania, 38(2), 49-51.
  • Clarke, A. (2002). The ideal and the real: cultural and personal transformations of archaeological research on Groote Eylandt, northern Australia. World Archaeology, 34(2), 249-264.

Edited Journals

  • Clarke, A., Colley, S., Gibbs, M. (2012). Archaeology in Oceania. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2).
  • Clarke, A., Paterson, A. (2003). Case studies in Cross-Cultural Archaeology. Archaeology in Oceania, 38(2).

Conferences

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Signs of Contact: Groote Eylandt rock art and cross-cultural exchange.
  • Clarke, A., Johnston, C. (2004). Time, Memory, Place And Land: Social Meaning And Heritage Conservation In Australia. ICOMOS 14th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, online: International Council on Monuments and Sites.

2013

  • Torrence, R., Clarke, A. (2013). Creative Colonialism: Locating Indigenous Strategies in Ethnographic Museum Collections. In Rodney Harrison, Sarah Byrne, and Anne Clarke (Eds.), Reassembling the Collection: Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous Agency, (pp. 171-195). Santa Fe, US: SAR Press.
  • Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Byrne, S. (2013). Reassembling the Collection: Ethnographic Museums and Indigenous Agency. Santa Fe, US: SAR Press.

2012

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2012). 'Rebecca will you marry me? Tim': inscriptions as objects of biography at the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, New South Wales. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2), 84-90.
  • Clarke, A., Colley, S., Gibbs, M. (2012). Aboriginal prehistory, historical and contemporary archaeology in the Sydney Basin. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(1), 57-59.
  • Clarke, A., Colley, S., Gibbs, M. (2012). Archaeology in Oceania. Archaeology in Oceania, 47(2).
  • Frederick, U., Clarke, A. (2012). In Loving Memory: Inscriptions, Images and Imagination at the North Head Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia. Stockholm Studies in Archaeology, 57, 51-75.

2011

  • Torrence, R., Clarke, A. (2011). "Suitable for Decoration of Halls and Billiard Rooms": Finding Indigenous Agency in Historic Auction and Sale Catalogues. In Sarah Byrne, Anne Clarke, Rodney Harrison, Robin Torrence (Eds.), Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum, (pp. 29-53). New York: Springer.
  • Clarke, A., Torrence, R. (2011). Archaeology and the collection: tracing material relationships in colonial Papua from 1875 to 1925. Journal of Australian Studies, 35(4), 433-448. [More Information]
  • Clarke, A. (2011). Damper and fish, tea and sugar: post-contact changes in resource use and residence on Groote Eylandt. 'Fire and Hearth' Forty Years On: Essays in Honour of Sylvia J. Hallam, 79, 93-108.
  • Brockwell, S., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Faulkner, P., Meehan, B., O'Connor, S., Sim, R., Wesley, D. (2011). Holocene settlement of the northern coastal plains, Northern Territory, Australia. Beagle: records of the museums and art galleries of the Northern Territory, 27, 1-22.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2011). Making a Sea Change: Rock art, archaeology and the enduring legacy of Frederick McCarthy's research on Groote Eylandt. In Martin Thomas and Margo Neale (Eds.), Exploring the Legacy of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, (pp. 135-155). Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Byrne, S., Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Torrence, R. (2011). Networks, Agents and Objects: Frameworks for Unpacking Museum Collections. In Sarah Byrne, Anne Clarke, Rodney Harrison, Robin Torrence (Eds.), Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum, (pp. 3-26). New York: Springer.
  • Byrne, S., Clarke, A., Harrison, R., Torrence, R. (2011). Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum. New York: Springer.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U., Williams, A. (2011). Wish you were here: Historic inscriptions from the North Head Quarantine Station, Manly, NSW. Australasian Historical Archaeology, 28, 77-84.

2009

  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2009). Artefact Assemblage Characteristics and Distribution on the Point Blane Peninsula, Blue Mud Bay, Arnhem Land. Australian Archaeology, 69(December), 21-28.
  • Brockwell, S., Faulkner, P., Bourke, P., Clarke, A., Crassweller, C., Guse, D., Meehan, B., Sim, R. (2009). Radiocarbon dates from the Top End: A cultural chronology for the Northern Territory coastal plains. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2009 (1), 54-76.

2008

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2008). The mark of marvellous ideas: Groote Eylandt rock art and the performance of cross-cultural relations. In Peter Veth, Peter Sutton and Margo Neale (Eds.), Strangers on the Shore: Early coastal contacts in Australia, (pp. 148-164). Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

2007

  • Clarke, A. (2007). The Ideal and the Real: Cultural and personal transformations of archaeological research on Groote Eylandt, northern Australia. In Laurajane Smith (Eds.), Cultural Heritage: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies Volume 1, (pp. 133-149). UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2006

  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Closing the Distance: Interpreting Cross-Cultural Engagements through Indigenous Rock Art. In Ian Lilley (Eds.), Archaeology of Oceania: Australia and the Pacific Islands, (pp. 116-133). Malden, MA; Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Clarke, A., Frederick, U. (2006). Signs of Contact: Groote Eylandt rock art and cross-cultural exchange.

2005

  • Clarke, A., Faulkner, P. (2005). Living Archaeology in the Madarrapa Homeland of Yilpara, north east Arnhem Land. In Lydon, J and Ireland, T (Eds.), Object Lessons: Archaeology and Heritage in Australia, (pp. 225-242). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2004

  • Faulkner, P., Clarke, A. (2004). Late-Holocene Occupation And Coastal Economy In Blue Mud Bay, Northeast Arnhem Land: Preliminary Archaeological Findings. Australian Archaeology, 59, 23-30.
  • Clarke, A., Johnston, C. (2004). Time, Memory, Place And Land: Social Meaning And Heritage Conservation In Australia. ICOMOS 14th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, online: International Council on Monuments and Sites.

2003

  • Clarke, A., Paterson, A. (2003). Case studies in Cross-Cultural Archaeology. Archaeology in Oceania, 38(2).
  • Clarke, A., Paterson, A. (2003). Cross-cultural archaeology: an introduction. Archaeology in Oceania, 38(2), 49-51.

2002

  • Clarke, A. (2002). The ideal and the real: cultural and personal transformations of archaeological research on Groote Eylandt, northern Australia. World Archaeology, 34(2), 249-264.

2000

  • Clarke, A., Torrence, R. (2000). Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania. London, Uk: Routledge.

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