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  Tony Lowe

Qualifications
  • Master of Arts, University College London (1987)
  • BA (History & Archaeology), University of Sydney (1981)
Tony Lowe at Sydney Town Hall, 2003 Tony at the Sydney Town Hall burial ground, City of Sydney, 2003
 
 
Experience
  • Tony has been a heritage consultant since 1989 and has undertaken numerous assessments of archaeological sites and he has a high level of expertise in the computer tracing, overlaying and general manipulation of historic plans.
  • Tony has extensive experience in the excavation of early European sites in Sydney, including assistant-direction of the last season of First Government House excavations.
  • Tony has directed and co-directed more than 20 excavations for Casey & Lowe. Of particular note are:
    • Sydney Town Hall Burial Ground
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and the 1810s Macquarie-period Dockyard
    • Cross City Tunnel Project and the 1820s Barker's Mill
    • Conservatorium Site
    • GPO and Tank Stream
  • Tony is a former committee member of the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) and was on their Publications Committee.
  • He was vice-chair of the NSW State Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists (AACA) 1997-1999.
  • Prior to becoming a consultant in Sydney, Tony spent several years working in the Middle East as an archaeologist in Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq.
  • Tony has done research on the HMAS Sydney (which sank off the WA coast in 1941).
 
Achievements
  • Squadron Leader in Air Force Specialist Reserve (RAAFSR).
  • Involvement in the search for and recovery of missing-in-action soldiers in Vietnam, PNG and Borneo (2007 present).
  • Awarded Chief of Air Force Commendation for role in recovery of Flying Officer Michael Herbert and Pilot Officer Robert Carver, Missing-in-Action in Vietnam in 1970.
  • Awarded Chief of Navy Commendation for involvement in the 2006 recovery of the unknown sailor from HMAS Sydney, buried in unmarked grave on Christmas Island in 1942.
  • Member of the Archaeological Advisory Panel to the Heritage Council of NSW (1997-2000).
  • Completion of a Master's Degree in Archaeology at the prestigious Institute of Archaeology, London (1987).
  • Guest editor, Volume 14, Australasian Historical Archaeology (1996).
Newspaper Articles

Japanese prisoner of war's ashes recovered at War Cemetery in Cooma - Article from the SBS with video and pictures - 13th September, 2015.

Barker's Mill Excavated while building the Cross City Tunnel - SMH Article - 13th March 2004.


Publications

Tony Lowe - Publications
 

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