About Us

Greenwood Consultancy was established in July 2009 by Kate Greenwood. Kate is an Archaeologist and Cultural Heritage Consultant  who has been working in the Cultural Heritage Industry, with Indigenous people for twenty years. Kate is passionate, articulate and prides herself on being a person who listens to the needs of the community. She is professional, approachable, flexible, enthusiastic and a hard worker. Kate has a background in cultural heritage and natural resource management, teaching (at University and TAFE), strategic planning, development assessment, arts and research. Kate has built on a foundation of skills developed in the field with Traditional Custodians. Kate has backed up her lived experience and knowledge through attending University and attaining a Bachelor of Arts (major in environment and planning) and Post-Graduate Degrees in Archaeology and Heritage Management. Kate is currently undertaking her Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management. In March 2020 Kate was awarded the title of Adjunct Research Fellow with the University of Queensland.

Kate’s academic qualifications are:

  • Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management (currently completing) 
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Archaeology 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Major in Environment and Planning)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Certificate IV in Government
  • Diploma of Freelance Photography
  • Environmental traineeship in Agroforestry and revegetation

Kate is a member of:

  • Australian Archaeology Association (AAA)- currently the Assistant Treasurer
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • World Archaeological Congress
  • Australian Oral History Association
  • Aboriginal Victoria (listed as a Heritage Advisor)

The Greenwood Consultancy office is based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, however, we work all over Australia and overseas.

What We Do

We deliver best-practice archaeology and cultural heritage consultancy services. We can deliver all aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage survey work, research, recording, analysis and report writing. We specialise in ethnobotany, scarred trees, cultural landscapes, mapping, personal and place-based histories.

We read the landscape and identify any cultural heritage sites through cultural heritage survey workOur cultural heritage reports are comprehensive, including layers of information that inform the overall cultural heritage landscape. Cultural heritage mapping and databases can be designed and set-up to suit communities needs. Tools such as community having their own databases and mapping systems can empower Traditional Custodians when making decisions and undertaking negotiations based around land.

We are willing to listen to your needs and aspirations and put plans and actions in place to achieve them. We are here to establish fruitful working relationships that will continue to grow. Any initial conversations about projects will include important questions such as what does the community want and need? What ideas does the community have for achieving this? We work with community for the best outcome, so that we deliver a quality product that is useful to community. Therefore, following Indigenous protocol is crucial. Kate has worked with Indigenous people long enough to know that once protocol is broken, trust is broken. Projects run much smoother and have better outcomes for community when protocol is adhered to. It is for this reason, on Aboriginal projects, Greenwood Consultancy only works for Traditional Custodians. This is a point of difference for Greenwood Consultancy compared with other archaeological firms.

Alongside Kate Greenwood, we have a pool of trusted professionals with varying expertise that we collaborate for any large or complex projects in order to service communities better.

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