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News big and small about things happening both at GML and in the heritage industry. Exhibitions, guides, stories, awards and more.

Sound and Sculpture to Re-Imagine the Past

Sound and Sculpture to Re-Imagine the Past

As heritage consultants, we are often called upon to re-imagine the past. A new art installation at the Observatory Hill Rotunda, is one such example, a place currently transformed into a temporary home to music... Read more

The Other Moderns: Book Launch at GML

The Other Moderns: Book Launch at GML

The Sydney office were thrilled to host the launch of The Other Moderns, edited by Rebecca Hawcroft and published by NewSouth Publishing, in early October. With the surge of popularity Modernism has enjoyed in... Read more

GML is a Sydney Open 2017 Partner!

GML is a Sydney Open 2017 Partner!

GML Heritage is proud to announce that once again, we are a Partner of Sydney Open, Australia’s premier open building event, held on 4–5 November 2017. This year, more than 60 historically and architecturally inspiring Sydney buildings... Read more

How to Preserve Vibrant Cultural Heritage?

How to Preserve Vibrant Cultural Heritage?

GML CEO and Partner Sharon Veale recently presented at the Living Heritage Symposium in the city of San Antonio, Texas. The vibrancy of the city combined with its strong focus on cultural heritage preservation was... Read more

Lawn Bowls—A Thing of the Past?

Lawn Bowls—A Thing of the Past?

Under a former suburban RSL bowling green lies Australian history. On 23 September 2017 , approximately 100 members of the public got ‘underneath the turf’ to find out about Parramatta’s convict past, as archaeology... Read more

GML Heritage Supports Marriage Equality

GML Heritage Supports Marriage Equality

On Sunday 10 September around 30,000 people, including several GML Heritage staff, rallied in Sydney in support of marriage equality. GML is committed to a diverse, fair and inclusive workplace, and we value our... Read more

An Artful Escape from the Cold

An Artful Escape from the Cold

As Canberra shivers through a chilly winter, it’s the perfect time to explore exhibition spaces that offer an artful escape from the cold.   Belconnen Arts Centre At the very least, attending an exhibition... Read more

Australia Square—Caring for an Australian Icon

Australia Square—Caring for an Australian Icon

Australia Square—in the heart of Sydney’s CBD—was designed as an investment grade commercial property and remains an important commercial site, with high public accessibility and popularity. It is recognised as a place of exceptional... Read more

Dig this Past at Arthur Phillip High School

Dig this Past at Arthur Phillip High School

The archaeological digs at the new high-rise Arthur Phillip High School, Parramatta, for the Department of Education, wrapped up last week. In the dirt since March, GML’s team of archaeologists uncovered the Parramatta Sand Sheet,... Read more

Where Might Your Imagination Take You?

Where Might Your Imagination Take You?

We are excited that staff and visitors to GML Heritage are now greeted by a beautiful wall mural boasting a lively composition of colour. Artist Claire Nakazawa was engaged by GML to create a contemporary, large-scale mural... Read more

GML Archaeology Team Featured on Channel 9 News

GML Archaeology Team Featured on Channel 9 News

The GML archaeological investigation at the re-development of Arthur Phillip High School, Parramatta, was featured on Channel 9 news on 29 May 2017. GML’s Abi Cryerhall (Historical Archaeology Excavation Director) and Tim Owen (Aboriginal... Read more

Video: Inside GML

Video: Inside GML

Ever wondered what it’s really like to work at GML? Our energetic, smart and sociable team take you inside GML in this new two-minute video. Catch a sneak peek of our offices—a Seidler designed... Read more

Revitalising the Dairy Precinct at Parramatta Park

Revitalising the Dairy Precinct at Parramatta Park

The Dairy Precinct (The Precinct) at Parramatta Park has undergone a remarkable revitalisation, brought to life through an evocative and interactive installation. The Precinct is one of Australia’s oldest colonial sites, reputedly dating from... Read more

Heroines of Heritage

Heroines of Heritage

‘Kelly’s Bush is a symbol of our lost land. Take away Kelly’s Bush and you take away one more assurance that in man is left a possibility for the future. The unborn Australian will... Read more

Top Picks for Summer Fun in Sydney

Top Picks for Summer Fun in Sydney

Summer in Sydney is a feast for the senses. With hot days and balmy nights it’s a great time to engage in the lively celebration of culture throughout the city. Among our top picks are... Read more

Award-Winning Sculptures by GML’s Martin Rowney

Award-Winning Sculptures by GML’s Martin Rowney

Our very own Martin Rowney, GML Associate and Archaeologist, is also a talented sculptor. His incredible Honours sculptures—that reference medical, biological and digital networks—recently received three awards for emerging artists. They were created from... Read more

Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings

To our valued clients and friends, we wish you all the best for the coming holiday season and look forward to working with you again in 2017. GML Heritage will close on Friday 23rd... Read more

Sydney Open Success!

Sydney Open Success!

As a proud partner of Sydney Open 2016, we are thrilled that the event was a resounding success! On a perfect spring Sunday, almost 7000 pink banded visitors flocked to the city exploring over... Read more

Heavy Lifting

Heavy Lifting

Managing the archival recording of Sydney’s iconic Hammerhead Crane prior to removal required sensitivity to the item’s history and significance. Read more

The Goods Line Wins Again!

The Goods Line Wins Again!

The Goods Line has been awarded the 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Civic Landscape. GML provided heritage advice and wrote the heritage interpretation plan for The Goods Line as part of a large... Read more

GML Featured in Consulting Matters

GML Featured in Consulting Matters

Check out the latest edition of Consulting Matters, by Consult Australia, featuring the archaeology, heritage and interpretation services of GML Heritage at 200 George Street, Sydney. Delve deeper into the stories of this fascinating... Read more

Partners In Conversation—Sheridan Burke

Partners In Conversation—Sheridan Burke

Sheridan Burke, GML Heritage Partner since 2002, shared her experiences working in heritage over the past 35 years with fellow Partner and GML CEO Sharon Veale and GML staff in recent a lunchtime conversation.... Read more

Stories of 200 George Street

Stories of 200 George Street

The new 37-storey Mirvac development designed by architects, Francis Jones Morehen Thorp at 200 George St, Sydney, is steeped in history. Over four years GML provided heritage services to Mirvac to identify, manage and interpret the... Read more

Partners in Conversation—David Logan

Partners in Conversation—David Logan

July 6, 2016 David Logan, Partner at GML Heritage since 1995, was recently interviewed by fellow Partner, Sharon Veale, in the GML lunchroom so the staff could learn more about his experiences working in... Read more

A Lifetime of Achievement—Reece McDougall

A Lifetime of Achievement—Reece McDougall

GML is delighted to congratulate Reece McDougall on receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NSW National Trust Awards 2016. Reece has had a long and illustrious career in the heritage industry, including as GML’s first Chief Executive... Read more

Iconic Kuwait

Iconic Kuwait

Abraj Al-Kuwait is a symbol of national identity for the people of Kuwait. The towers reflect the expansion and modernisation of Kuwait and were built to ensure reliable water distribution for a growing population.... Read more

Stories from Kaurna

Stories from Kaurna

Stories from Kaurna is a richly illustrated book of interviews with Aboriginal Kaurna Elders talking about their life and the history of Adelaide’s First People. The book provides insight into some contemporary matters of importance to... Read more

Position Vacant—Senior Archaeologist

Position Vacant—Senior Archaeologist

GML Heritage (GML) is seeking to appoint a Senior Historical Archaeologist. This is a full-time position, based in Sydney. Advertisement—Senior Archaeologist (Historical) Person Specification—Senior Archaeologist Position Description—Senior Consultant (Archaeologist) Read more

Aboriginal Archaeology—The Bigger Picture

Aboriginal Archaeology—The Bigger Picture

Part science, part art, archaeology requires both objective precision (a forensic approach to soil and artefacts) and human sensitivity to interpret the stories behind what is found. Traditionally archaeologists examining Aboriginal sites have focused... Read more

The Destruction of Memory Screening

The Destruction of Memory Screening

On Thursday 25 February GML and Vast Productions USA presented a private screening of the documentary film The Destruction of Memory at the Palace Chauvel Cinema, Paddington. A charming welcome was extended to the audience... Read more

GML Wins at ACT National Trust Awards 2015

GML Wins at ACT National Trust Awards 2015

GML is very pleased to announce we have been involved in three winning projects in the ACT National Trust Heritage Awards 2015:  – Award for Outstanding Project—Yarralumla Nursery Conservation Management Plan (CMP) (for the... Read more

Revitalisation in Redfern

Revitalisation in Redfern

Redfern has a complex and multilayered past. Like much of the inner city, hipsters jostle alongside long term communities—small bars, single roast coffee shops and designer furniture outlets have opened up on what were... Read more

GML Sydney has Moved

GML Sydney has Moved

On Monday 19 October GML moved to 372 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills. Our new Seidler-designed offices—above the Australia Council for the Arts and near the transport hub of Central Station—are part of the creative... Read more

Zen and the Art of Heritage Building Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Heritage Building Maintenance

When it comes to heritage building maintenance, concentration on the little things—from drainpipe selection to choice of screw—can make all the difference. Jyoti Somerville, GML architectural conservation specialist, is standing on the rooftop of The... Read more

Heritage the Winner in National Tourism Awards

Heritage the Winner in National Tourism Awards

The Port Arthur Historic Site has been declared the nation’s best major tourist attraction—trumping both Taronga Zoo and Dreamworld for the coveted prize, and also taking out the 2014 Heritage and Cultural Tourism Award.... Read more

Lest we Forget—Remembering the Anzacs

Lest we Forget—Remembering the Anzacs

The Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the First World War, is a fitting time to reflect on the history of Anzac Parade in Sydney. On 18 August 1914, tens of... Read more

Speeding through History Event in Canberra

Speeding through History Event in Canberra

PHA (NSW & ACT) is holding a social/information event in Canberra to introduce ACT members and locally based historians to each other. In this session professional historians and those working in related industries are... Read more

GML’s Historic Former Redfern Office

GML’s Historic Former Redfern Office

What do Cyclops Toys, Bill Buckle Motors, Ita Buttrose and GML Heritage have in common? Answer: They all formerly operated from 78 George Street, Redfern, home to GML Heritage until 2015. Reflecting Redfern’s industrial... Read more

Protecting Heritage in Times of Disaster

Protecting Heritage in Times of Disaster

In September, Catherine Forbes, GML’s Built Heritage Advisor, undertook the UNESCO International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. The course allowed Catherine to extend her skills in... Read more

Aboriginal Hearth Unearthed in Western Sydney

Aboriginal Hearth Unearthed in Western Sydney

GML has taken an innovative approach to identifying Aboriginal archaeological sites at a project in the new suburb of Jordan Springs, Western Sydney. As part of the archaeological excavations for Lend Leases’ development, GML... Read more

Twentieth Anniversary of The Big Dig!

Twentieth Anniversary of The Big Dig!

October 2014 marks 20 years since the completion of the original archaeological excavation at The Big Dig and Rocks YHA site in The Rocks, Sydney. GML organised a gathering of the original archaeologists  at... Read more

Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee

Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee

GML Partner, Prof Richard Mackay, recently completed a three year term as Chair of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee (AWHAC). AWHAC is established under the Commonwealth, State and Territory ‘Intergovernmental Agreement on World... Read more

Walk and Talk—Weston Park

Walk and Talk—Weston Park

Rachel Jackson and Anne Claoué-Long from the GML Canberra Office gave a talk to their local branch of the Australian Garden History Society in the late heat of the evening on Friday 21 November.... Read more

ACT National Trust Awards 2014

ACT National Trust Awards 2014

GML is excited to announce that we received two awards for heritage projects of outstanding quality in the inaugural ACT National Trust Awards, held on 3 November 2014 at the National Archives building. The... Read more

Liz Parkinson—The Underwoods

Liz Parkinson—The Underwoods

Liz Parkinson, historian and writer presented a lunchtime talk at GML’s Sydney Office on Thursday 18th September 2014. Liz is a descendant of James Underwood. James Underwood (1771-1844) was transported for stealing slippers!  James... Read more

Being the Place to Be!

Being the Place to Be!

On Friday 18th August 2014 GML Heritage hosted a lively breakfast exchange with Danish architecture, engineering and design students visiting Sydney  as part of the MADE (Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange) program sponsored by the... Read more

Senior’s: A Chemist of Excellence

Senior’s: A Chemist of Excellence

Hidden amongst the nineteenth-century structures and modern skyscrapers of George Street is a long forgotten remnant of colonial Sydney that somehow managed to survive. Built in c1835 as part of a row of four... Read more

National Trust NSW Heritage Awards 2014

National Trust NSW Heritage Awards 2014

The Sydney Opera House, GML Heritage and the Art of Multimedia were delighted to be  ‘Highly Commended’ in the National Trust NSW Heritage Awards for an interpretative film about the recent archaeological finds excavated... Read more

Could Do It Better: An Indigenous Report Card

Could Do It Better: An Indigenous Report Card

AIATSIS, the ANU Centre for Archaeological Research and Aboriginal Archaeologists Australia will be presenting a free public lecture by Prof Richard Mackay, AM of GML Heritage—one of Australia’s most prominent authorities on cultural heritage.... Read more

The Canberra Centenary Trail

The Canberra Centenary Trail

The Canberra Centenary Trail is a five-day walking trail covering over 140 kilometres of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territory. Developed by the ACT Government as part of Canberra’s Centenary celebrations, the trail is... Read more

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea

Recently GML Archaeologist Martin Rowney was selected as one of only two artists from the ACT to participate in the 2014 Sculpture by the Sea competition in Cottesloe, WA. Martin’s piece, titled “Backyards” aims... Read more

Life After Graduation

Life After Graduation

GML Consultant & Archaeologist Diana Cowie was recently featured in the University of New England Student (UNES) newspaper Nucleus. The article, titled “Life After Graduation” explores Diana’s experience of studying at UNES and contains... Read more

Julian’s Greatest Shave 2014

Julian’s Greatest Shave 2014

This week GML Consultant Julian Siu bravely allowed his colleagues to shave his head as part of the Leukemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave campaign. Various hairy-themed sweets such as lamingtons and a devilish caramel... Read more

On Island

On Island

As part of the Review of the 2008 Conservation Management Plan of Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area, Norfolk Island (KAVHA), GML Heritage’s Prof Richard Mackay, AM and Sharon Veale recently spent a week... Read more

The Norfolk Islander

The Norfolk Islander

The Review of the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) is a challenging and fascinating project at an important World Heritage listed Convict Site. GML Heritage’s Prof... Read more

The Utzon Symposium 2013

The Utzon Symposium 2013

  At the Sydney Opera House in early March 2014, a great line up of international speakers explored, debated and challenged the idea of “What Would Utzon do Now” at the fourth International Utzon... Read more

From Armidale to Jordan

From Armidale to Jordan

Recently Diana Cowie of GML’s Sydney office, spoke at the Alstonville Rotary Club (12 February 14) and Drummoyne Rotary Club (19 February 14) about her journey to becoming an Archaeologist. Diana’s presentation, entitled “From... Read more

A New Look GML

A New Look GML

GML is delighted to introduce Erin Mein, Jane McMahon and Alicia Vickers, who have recently joined our team as Heritage Consultants. Erin and Jane have joined our Archaeology team while Alicia, fresh from completing... Read more

More Digitised NSW Newspapers for 2014

More Digitised NSW Newspapers for 2014

  The State Library of New South Wales has been funding the digitisation of a significant number of New South Wales newspapers through its Digital Excellence Program. In 2014 around 50 additional titles will... Read more

Our City Festival – Siem Reap

Our City Festival – Siem Reap

Over the last weekend of January 2014, Siem Reap has celebrated its first “Our City Festival”. Featuring video projections, live performance and a time lapse of Angkor War, the festival included 19 separate projects... Read more

Baray Reach Tours at Angkor Archaeological Park

Baray Reach Tours at Angkor Archaeological Park

GML sub-consultant Georgina Lloyd was recently interviewed by the Siem Reap Insider as project officer for UNESCO’s Angkor heritage Management Framework. One of the organisations key pilot projects was the establishment of a new... Read more

A Cornersmith Holiday

A Cornersmith Holiday

After a wonderful, busy year of hard work, the GML Heritage Team was rewarded with a surprise market stall in our Sydney Offices. The gift was focused on products that are locally produced, ethically... Read more

CBD and South East Light Rail Project

CBD and South East Light Rail Project

The Environmental Impact Statement for the CBD and South East Light Rail (CSELR) project is now online.  GML prepared the important Heritage Impact Assessment which included separate sections for Aboriginal and European heritage, as... Read more

Sydney Living Museums

Sydney Living Museums

Over the school holidays Rebecca from GML’s interpretation team got hands on by taking the kids to a couple of Sydney Living Museum sites and holiday programs. What better way of investigating guided programs... Read more

Reaching the Non-Believers

Reaching the Non-Believers

Two members of GML’s Canberra office spoke at the ACT and Region Annual Australian Heritage Partnership Symposium held at the ANU on Saturday 20 July.  The Symposium, organised by the ACT National Trust, Canberra... Read more

Minister Butler’s Press Release

Minister Butler’s Press Release

Federal Heritage Minister, Mark Butler, has announced the reappointment of Professor Carmen Lawrence as Chair of the Australian Heritage Council for a further three-year term. He also appointed three new members to the council,... Read more

The Science of Jenolan Caves

The Science of Jenolan Caves

GML Partner, Prof Richard Mackay, AM, recently presented the Keynote Address at a symposium about the Science of Jenolan Caves, which was hosted by the Linnean Society of New South Wales and the Australian... Read more

White Paper Implications

White Paper Implications

With the proposed introduction of a new planning system for NSW the potential impacts on heritage have been brought into focus.  GML Partner, David Logan, has reviewed the Planning White Paper and the Exposure... Read more

Best Angkor Sunsets Launch

Best Angkor Sunsets Launch

Experience Angkor’s famous sunsets in so many different ways! We are pleased to report on the successful launch of Best Angkor Sunsets on the 28th of June in association with the World Heritage Committee meeting in... Read more

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

GML recently participated in the 20th Anniversary of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and raised over $240 for cancer research. Many thanks to all who contributed by baking and by donating funds. See a photo... Read more

World Heritage Committee, Phnom Penh

World Heritage Committee, Phnom Penh

GML is celebrating the presentation of the Angkor Heritage Management Framework in Cambodia last week.  On Saturday 22 June the GML team, UNESCO and the APSARA National Authority presented a detailed briefing on the... Read more

What’s up in Canberra?

What’s up in Canberra?

This year GML’s Canberra team are celebrating the centenary of the National Capital.  We have been actively participating in a plethora of events, publications, lectures and innovative celebrations. The GML team has also been... Read more

GML Training Angkor Temple Staff

GML Training Angkor Temple Staff

As part of the Angkor Heritage Management Framework, a team from GML is conducting integrated temple management training for staff of the Angkor World Heritage Site. The GML team, including Prof Richard Mackay, AM,... Read more

200 George St – About the Development

200 George St – About the Development

Mirvac are developing a new premium grade commercial office tower at 200 George St. The existing buildings at 190 and 200 George St will be demolished and replaced with the newly constructed tower. The... Read more

200 George St – Hoarding and Brochure

200 George St – Hoarding and Brochure

GML designed the hoarding and a brochure outlining the Archaeological Investigation taking place at Mirvac’s 200 George Street development site in Sydney. For more information about the 200 George Street project go to the... Read more

In the Trenches with Natalie Vinton

In the Trenches with Natalie Vinton

ABOVE: On site at 200 George Street, Sydney- Sub-consultants & GMLers Angela So, Sally MacLennan & Natalie Vinton 1. What led you into working in heritage? From a very young age I was always... Read more

A Victorian Villa Among the Vineyards

A Victorian Villa Among the Vineyards

GML recently helped to prepare a nomination to add Cintra House to the State Heritage Register, at the request of the property’s current owners who dearly love and cherish this outstanding Victorian villa. Constructed in... Read more

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

A head for heights and a sure-footed approach was essential for a recent heritage assessment of the roof of the Old Parliament House (OPH) by the GML Canberra team! Accessed from the top floor... Read more

In A Galaxy Not So Far, Far Away…

In A Galaxy Not So Far, Far Away…

One of the earliest space tracking stations, and Australia’s premier optical and infrared observatory, is at Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), in the stunning Warrumbungle Mountain Range near Coonabarabran, NSW—a place of National heritage significance—it... Read more

Movers, Shakers and Melbourne Cup Favourites

Movers, Shakers and Melbourne Cup Favourites

  The GML team & our own ‘Cup Lunch’. In recent months GML has been delighted to welcome a whole field of champion thoroughbreds, including Steven Barry (Built Heritage), Catherine Forbes (Built Heritage), Chantal... Read more

New Heritage Regulation 2012

New Heritage Regulation 2012

On 1 September 2012 the new Heritage Regulation 2012 came into play, with the aim of strengthening heritage conservation in NSW and improving timeframes for heritage listings. This followed public exhibition and consultation in... Read more

Heritage Days Out

Heritage Days Out

Everyone loves a day out and about, so why not have one with a cheeky sense of mystery and history about it? Here’s a list of GMLer family friendly favourites which can transform a... Read more

The Social and Economic Benefit of Killers

The Social and Economic Benefit of Killers

Tourism is big business in Australia. Just ask the whales. With so many perfect sites around our coastline to view these magnificent creatures on their annual migration, it is no wonder that this industry... Read more

Next Stop, Opera!

Next Stop, Opera!

Beneath the white sails of the Sydney Opera House, you’ll find the usual tourists, sightseers, and one giant hole in the ground. As part of a $152 million vehicle and pedestrian access upgrade, excavations... Read more

They Shall Not Grow Old…

They Shall Not Grow Old…

The Australian War Memorial (AWM), Canberra, holds the largest collection of Australian WWI relics and artefacts, combined with numerous exhibitions. The WWI Galleries of the AWM also contain rare three-dimensional dioramas which were created... Read more

Sharon Veale: Interpretation Specialist

Sharon Veale: Interpretation Specialist

GML’s newest Partner talks about the art, experience and economic value of storytelling… How did I end up in heritage? A combination of misadventure and serendipity! I initially wanted to work as a museum... Read more

Blog Bodies!

Blog Bodies!

In our spare time we like nothing more than sitting back with our pipe and slippers and enjoying the latest in heritage blogs, brought to you by some talented individuals and associations around the... Read more

Snap Shot: Royalla

Snap Shot: Royalla

While busy surveying a site at Lever Place, Royalla, archaeologist Martin Rowney happened upon a stunning new method of tackling those tricky slopes… Landscape not horizontal enough for your fence and gate needs? We here... Read more

National Trust Awards 2012

National Trust Awards 2012

We are pleased to reveal that at the recent National Trust’s 2012 Heritage Awards presentation GML took out one category award and two commendations, as well as having a pivotal role in several other... Read more

GML + Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Management

GML + Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Management

GML and Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Management have an exciting business partnership providing a comprehensive range of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage services. The GML + JMcDCHM collaboration will now set the benchmark for Indigenous heritage... Read more

Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series

Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series

Reflections on holistic conservation and management of historic gardens. Jan Haenraets, Landscape Architect and Conservation Specialist, will speak on some aspects of holistic management and conservation of gardens and cultural landscapes, such as ownership... Read more

The Eminent Archaeologist: Dr Jo McDonald

The Eminent Archaeologist: Dr Jo McDonald

With over 27 years’ experience in cultural heritage management, leading Australian archaeologist Dr Jo McDonald currently provides specialist advice to GML as part of the ongoing company partnership announced in 2011… Raising the Bar  I... Read more

Civilisations and Lost Wallets

Civilisations and Lost Wallets

In a recent article, the Sydney Morning Herald takes us deep into the excavation of one of Sydney’s oldest sewage drains, as part of a large-scale redevelopment at the Sydney Opera House. Unique in... Read more

A Revolutionary Brew

A Revolutionary Brew

Archaeologists are known for enjoying the odd tipple or two, so what better site to work at than that of an old brewery? The present site of the former Carlton and United Brewery, off... Read more

Snakes? Why’d it have to be snakes?

Snakes? Why’d it have to be snakes?

GML Graduate Consultant and all-round adventurous archaeologist, Sally MacLennan, recently returned from the jungles of Cambodia following a dig at Angkor. The Ateliers of Angkor project, directed by Dr Martin Polkinghorne of the University... Read more

Top Five: Dig Discoveries!

Top Five: Dig Discoveries!

We asked a few GMLers about their most memorable discoveries on a dig site and they definitely had some stories to share! 1. “We found a small pottery sherd with a few letters inscribed... Read more

Hatched, Batched, Matched and Despatched

Hatched, Batched, Matched and Despatched

We welcomed four babies to the GML family last year—Tobias (Jenni Lennox), Kaavya (Shilpa Gupta), Noah (Dan Hanks) and Rua (Seana Trehy).  After such a productive period we are currently undergoing extensive testing of... Read more

Aboriginal Heritage Legislation Review

Aboriginal Heritage Legislation Review

Following the assent of the National Parks and Wildlife Amendment Act 2010 by the NSW Government in November 2010, a broad review of Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation is now underway. Aboriginal culture and heritage... Read more

Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

In an extremely positive end to the year, GML is pleased to report the opening of the Common Ground Project—a major new development to provide permanent accommodation for the chronically homeless, located at Camperdown,... Read more

Sustaining Heritage Values Through Planning

Sustaining Heritage Values Through Planning

From the Planning Institute Australia website>> WHEN: Friday 28 October, 2011, 8.30 for 9.00 am – 5.00 pm WHERE: Macquarie Graduate School of Management, CBD campus, level 7, 37 Pitt Street, Sydney COST: $395.00 PIA/... Read more

Pella’va Good Time

Pella’va Good Time

Time-travelling GMLers continue to bring us news from the past. In January 2011 our Canberra office’s Team Leader, Rachel Jackson, was invited to return to Pella, Jordan, a University of Sydney project with which... Read more

The DIRT with Dr Georgina Lloyd

The DIRT with Dr Georgina Lloyd

With a background in environmental science and environmental law, specifically in heritage law, Dr Georgina Lloyd is GML’s Cambodia-based Project Officer. She works out of Siem Reap on the Angkor Heritage Management Framework (HMF)... Read more

Hard Core

Hard Core

GML’s very own Martin Rowney recently entered a piece into the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2011. A major cultural event in the Spring Festival program run by Willoughby Council, the biannual exhibition attracts artists from... Read more

App-solutely Fabulous

App-solutely Fabulous

With the advent of smartphones and those innovative ‘apps’, the folk at GML have been hard at work road-testing the best of the heritage bunch so far. Our Top Five… With a database of... Read more

Lost (and Found) in Translation

Lost (and Found) in Translation

Why do we interpret heritage? Heritage interpretation engages people in life and culture, creating experiences and shared memories. Of course, good intentions can all too easily end up as polarising public art or tourist tokenism.... Read more

Snap Shot

Snap Shot

Our Graduate Consultant Diana Cowie leads the rubber-gloved team of archaeologists as they take a break from temples of doom and tomb raiding to sieve for artefacts on a recent dig. “Core” by Martin... Read more

Step in Time!

Step in Time!

GML’ers are now taking a breather after recently completing the 16-week Global Corporate Challenge (GCC)! Our three teams notched up some 23.5 million steps, burning some 4 million kj of energy on the metaphorical journey from... Read more

Planning System Review

Planning System Review

The NSW State Government is currently undertaking a review of the state planning act as part of a major overhaul of the planning system. As heritage has been an integrated part of the system... Read more

Ultimate Alliance

Ultimate Alliance

In an unprecedented heritage alliance, GML Heritage and Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Management (JMcDCHM) have recently joined forces. The GML Heritage + JMcDCHM collaboration will now set the benchmark for Indigenous heritage consulting services in the... Read more

Snake Man Stories

Snake Man Stories

GML has recently collaborated with Tol&Trigger and Context on an Interpretation Plan for the La Perouse Headland and Bare Island at Kamay Botany Bay National Park—a popular daytrip for Sydneysiders since the arrival of... Read more

Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

Welcome to the new… GML is delighted to announce that our Special Advisor, Reece McDougall, has now been appointed as Chief Executive Officer! This new position has been created in response to the firm’s... Read more

Congrats, Partner!

Congrats, Partner!

Four Become Five In other big news, GML is pleased to welcome Sharon Veale as a new Partner! Formerly a Senior Associate with GML, Sharon has a wealth of experience in both the public... Read more

Burn, Baby, Burn!

Burn, Baby, Burn!

The folks at Willoughby Council have made a point of turning garbage into a fine art. The newly conserved incinerator in the northern Sydney suburb, originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin, was recently reopened to... Read more

An App-lied Science!

An App-lied Science!

Over the holidays the GML team spent some quality time with their iPhones, discovering new and unusual heritage- and interpretation-related apps. Among our favourites: ‘Buildings’, powered by OpenBuildings.com, which lists architecturally noteworthy buildings both... Read more

Advising on Aboriginal Heritage

Advising on Aboriginal Heritage

On 1 October 2010 the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) updated the management regimes for Aboriginal heritage through The National Parks and Wildlife Amendment Act 2010 (NSW). In his former... Read more

Running amok* at Angkor

Running amok* at Angkor

GML Heritage is pleased to be back at Angkor, working with UNESCO and the Cambodian Government on a Heritage Management Framework for the Angkor World Heritage Site. Building on our previous involvement with the Sydney... Read more

ASHA Award Winners 2010 – Sydney Harbour YHA

ASHA Award Winners 2010 – Sydney Harbour YHA

The Sydney Harbour YHA and Big Dig Education Centre, Cumberland Street, The Rocks, has been awarded the 2010 Martin Davies Award for Best Public Archaeology Initiative by the Australian Association of Historical Archaeology (ASHA).... Read more

Australian Convict Sites on World Heritage List

Australian Convict Sites on World Heritage List

In a major development for the international recognition of Australia’s cultural heritage, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee—at its meeting in Brasilia in July—resolved to inscribe the 11 sites included in the Australian Convict Sites... Read more

David Logan’s German Sabbatical

David Logan’s German Sabbatical

Managing Partner David Logan has recently returned from long service leave in Germany after spending a semester as a visiting lecturer and tutor at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus. While there he worked... Read more

Council Commends Sydney Harbour YHA

Council Commends Sydney Harbour YHA

ABOVE: Interpretive panel design by Annie Trevillian The Sydney Harbour YHA has been awarded a high commendation for innovation and excellence in heritage and adaptive reuse in the Property Council of Australia 2010 awards.... Read more

Celebrating Lake Burley Griffin

Celebrating Lake Burley Griffin

GML is delighted to announce that together with the National Capital Authority (NCA) we have been awarded the 2010 EnergyAustralia National Trust Award for Best Conservation Management Plan for the Lake Burley Griffin and... Read more