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Biographical entry Bowdler, Sandra (1946 - )

29 June 1946
Educator and Archaeologist


Sandra Bowdler was appointed Professor of Archaeology at the University of Western Australia in 1983. Research areas of interest to Bowdler include the archaeology of Aboriginal Australia, especially Tasmania's Shark Bay and coastal New South Wales, pre-neolithic archaeology of East and Southeast Asia and midden analysis.



1971 - 1972
Career position - Tutor of Prehistory at the University of Papua New Guinea
1973 - 1976
Career position - Research Scholar in the Department of Prehistory Research at he School of Pacific Studies at Australian National University (ANU), Australian Capital Territory
1977 - 1980
Career position - Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of New England (UNE), New South Wales
Career position - Consultant for Aboriginal Sites with the Forestry Commission of New South Wales
Career position - Sydney Archaeological Consultant
1983 -
Career position - Professor of Archaeology at the University of Western Australia

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Bowdler, S., 'Account of an Archaeological Reconnaissance of Hunter's Isles, North-West Tasmania, 1973/4', Records of the Queen Victoria Museum (Tasmania), vol. 54, 1974, p. 22. Details
  • Bowdler, S., 'Hunters and Farmers in the Hunter Islands', Records of the Queen Victoria Museum (Tasmania), vol. 70, 1980, p. 17. Details
  • Bowdler, Sandra, 'Archaeological Research at Shark Bay', Uniview, vol. 5, no. 4, 1986, pp. 6-7. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2001, 2020 pp. Details

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