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, strategic planning 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 and Post-Graduate Degrees in Archaeology and Heritage Management. She is currently undertaking her Masters.

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 Queensland Representative for AAA (2019)
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
  • Association of Critical Studies
  • Australian Oral History Association
  • Sunshine Coast Council Cultural Heritage Reference Board (SCCHRG)
  • 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 undertake all aspects of 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.

Young people and Elders are the lifeblood of the community. In order for them to have access to information that was gained during cultural heritage surveys, we have teamed up with Brett Leavy from Virtual Songlines in order to produce a virtual surveyed world, so that other community members can enjoy and understand the cultural heritage survey and mapping results.

We also undertake festival facilitation and the coordination of art projects with community, making sure that effective planning and community capacity building is included within the festival or project.

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.

We also offer unique gifts  through our products under: Show Us The History of Your Property, Tell Us Your Story, Greenwood Photography and Greenwood Flora. All these unique gifts are available as gift vouchers, perfect for Christmas presents and Birthdays. Through Show Us the History of Your Property, we undertake specialised research into your property (house/ land or both) and create a photo book for your coffee table or a framed set of images for your wall. In Tell Us Your Story, we undertake personal oral history recordings, which can be turned into a short film, transcript or photo book and given as a keepsake to family and friends. Through Greenwood Photography, we offer  stunning landscape, flora and fauna photographs to hang on your wall at home or to keep you inspired as a mouse pad on your desk. Our  unique one-off table arrangements and wreaths in Greenwood Flora will brighten your day and will assist in commemorating that special day. (Please note: Show Us The History of Your Property, Tell Us Your Story, Greenwood Photography and Greenwood Flora will all have detailed descriptions of the separate products once the online shop has been developed. In the meantime, please click ‘contact us’ on the top menu bar and we are more than happy to discuss these unique products with you).

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