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Professor Donald Pate, Dr Pam Smith (Project Co-ordinator), Dr Susan Piddock, Rob Keane, Lyn Leader-Elliott (Flinders University), Dr Keryn Walshe (South Australian Museum)

This long-term research project focused on historical settlement and landscape use in the Adelaide Hills Face Zone of South Australia was originally funded by an ARC Linkage Grant of $1,031,828 (between 2002 and 2005), and the following Industry Partners: Boral Resources, National Parks and Wildlife SA, Planning SA, SA Tourism Commission, Adelaide Hills Council, Burnside City Council, Onkaparinga City Council, Mitcham City Council, Marion City Council, Tea Tree Gully City Council.
More recently, this project has received three Community Development Grants from the City of Mitcham to continue research at the Mitcham Water Works and to develop the Mitcham Hills Heritage GIS app.

GIS Project Links:
Hills Face Cultural Heritage Sites
Mitcham Hills Heritage Sites

Smith, P.A., F.D. Pate and R. Martin, Editors 2006 Valleys of Stone: The Archaeology and History of Adelaide’s Hills Face. Adelaide: Kopi Books, 408 pp.
Note: All 22 chapters are now available on request in PDF format. Contact Pamela Smith. Available as an ebook from mid-2017

Smith, P.A., Walshe, K., Burns, A. 2017 Glenthorne on the Field River. To be launched mid- 2017 with the Friends of Glenthorne Inc.

Smith, P., S. Piddock, and F.D. Pate, Editors 2004-5 Historic Sites and Landscapes. Hills Face Zone Cultural Heritage Project Reports, Volumes 1-6. Adelaide: Kopi Books. Note: All six volumes are now available on request in PDF format email Pamela Smith

Selected articles and papers:
Piddock, S., P. Smith and F.D. Pate 2009 A changed landscape: Horticulture and gardening in the Adelaide Hills Face, South Australia 1836-1890. Historical Archaeology 43: 65-81.

Smith, P.A. 2007 Water management systems in colonial South Australia. Australasian Journal of Historical Archaeology, 25:19-32.

Smith, P.A. and Zimmerman, L. 2005 The Adelaide Hills Face Zone: 1836-2036.
In Daniels, C. and Tait, Adelaide: Nature of a City. The Ecology of a Dynamic City from 1836-2006, 233-239. Adelaide: A7 Designs.

Piddock, S., Smith. P.A., Walshe, K., Bass, D. and Pate, F.D. 2005 A changed landscape: The Adelaide Hills Face 1840-1890. Abstracts of the 38th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology p. 252,  Rockville, Maryland: Society for Historical Archaeology.

Smith, P.A., Pate, F.D. and Piddock, S. 2005 The Adelaide Hills Face Zone as a cultural landscape. Abstracts of the 2005 Understanding Cultural Landscapes Symposium. Adelaide: Humanities Research Centre for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Exchange, Flinders University.

Smith, P, Pate, D. and Piddock, S. 2005 Valleys of Stone: Colonial Archaeology in the Adelaide Hills. Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Conference Abstracts,  September 29th 2005 Melbourne.

Keane, R, Bass, D., Piddock, S., Smith, P.A., Pate, F.D. and Walshe, K. 2004 The Adelaide Hills Face Zone Cultural Heritage Project: The GIS database. Geography Institute of Australia Conference Program and Abstracts, Adelaide, April, 2004.

Smith, P.A., Piddock, S., Keane, R. and Pate, F.D. 2004 Newman’s Nursery: The archaeology of colonial horticultural endeavour. Program and Abstracts, Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, 12-15 December, 2004.

Smith, P.A., Walshe, K.A., Pate, F.D. and Piddock, S. 2004 Manning Houses in colonial South Australia. In Networks and Narratives : Program and Abstracts of the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference. Armidale, NSW: University of New England. Networks & Narratives. Armidale, NSW, pp. 92-92.

Smith, P.A., Pate, F.D., Bass, D., Keane, R., Walshe, K., Piddock, S. 2004 The Adelaide Hills Face (South Australia): Documenting heritage in a changing landscape. Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference Abstracts, January 6-11. St Louis, Missouri, USA.

Completed Theses:
Stuart, Ellen R. 2005 A Problem of Settlement: The Continuing Evolution of A Cultural Landscape - Cultural Landscape Change on the Willunga Plains from 1840.  Bachelor of Archaeology Honours. Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Yanner, A.J. 2005 Landscape Reconstruction at Waterfall Gully: Sir Samuel Davenport's use of land in the late 1800s.  Bachelor of Archaeology Honours. Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.

Bender, C. 2004 Rock of Ages, Stonyfell Quarry: An Archaeological Investigation into Stonyfell Quarry's Contribution to a Changing South Australian Landscape. Bachelor of Archaeology Honours. Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia.