Hobart: Gateway to southern lands

Jan 7th, 2022 | Dr Estelle Lazer

As we proceeded down the river Hobart looked its best, with the glancing sails of pleasure craft skimming near the foreshores and backed by the sombre mass of Mount Wellington ……Behind lay a sparkling sea-scape and the Tasmanian littoral; before, the blue southern ocean heaving with an ominous swell. Douglas...

Bruny Island: a beautiful destination with a dark past

Oct 27th, 2021 | Dr Estelle Lazer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this blog article contains the name and image of a deceased person. Bruny Island has always been spectacular.  Before European colonisation, it was home to the Nueonne clan who knew the island as Lunawanna Alonnah. The island was rich in...

Interview with Dr Estelle Lazer on her latest research in Pompeii

Apr 3rd, 2019 | Dr Estelle Lazer

Casting aspersions: Modern medical technology meets classical archaeology Some three decades ago, Australian archaeologist Dr Estelle Lazer gained international attention by taking a rigorous, scientific approach to the human remains at Pompeii. More than any other aspect of the site, the skeletons of victims of the AD79 eruption of Mount...

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