Personnel Profiles

Dr Alice Gorman has a B.A. (Hons) from Melbourne University and a PhD from the University of New England. She works for WHC on an as-needs, casual basis as a specialist heritage advisor.

She has more than 27 years experience in undertaking both small and large scale archaeological research and cultural heritage management projects in SA and Qld. These have included linear infrastructure, mining and exploration, space heritage assessments, water storage, urban development, built environment, lithic analysis, recreation, National Parks management, museum collections and exhibitions, and repatriation projects.

Alice has published widely in national and international journals, and has many years experience teaching archaeology and cultural heritage management to Aboriginal community members, undergraduate and postgraduate university students. She is perhaps best known for her pioneering and seminal work into the archaeology of space and space exploration.

Alice has a number of professional affiliations and registrations with relevant associations including the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA), and full membership with the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI)

Published Papers

Gorman, A.C. 2016 Tracking cable ties: contemporary archaeology at a NASA satellite tracking station. In U.K. Frederick and A. Clarke (eds), That was Then, This is Now: Contemporary Archaeology and Material Cultures in Australia, pp. 101-117. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Gorman, A.C. 2015 Robot avatars: the material culture of human activity in Earth orbit. In B.L. O'Leary and P.J. Capelotti, (eds), Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space, pp.29-47. Heidelberg, Switzerland: Springer.

​Wallis, L., A.C. Gorman and H.D. Burke 2013 The opportunities and challenges of graduate level teaching in cultural heritage management. Australian Archaeology 76:52-61.

Gorman, A.C. and B. O'Leary 2013 The archaeology of space exploration. In P. Graves-Brown, R. Harrison and A. Piccini (eds), The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World, pp.409-424. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Gorman, A.C. 2011 The sky is falling: how Skylab became an Australian icon. Journal of Australian Studies, 35(4):529-546.

Wallis, L.A. and A.C. Gorman 2010 A time for change? Indigenous heritage values and management practice in the Coorong and Lower Murray Lakes region, South Australia. Australian Aboriginal Studies 2010(1):57-73

Gorman, A.C. 2009 The gravity of archaeology. Archaeologies: The Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 5(2):344-359.

Gorman, A.C. 2008 The primitive body and colonial administration: Henry Ling Roth’s approach to body modification. In I. Davidson and R. McDougall (eds), The Roth Family: Anthropology and Colonial Administration, pp.83-103. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

Gorman, A.C. 2007 La terre et l’espace: rockets, prisons, protests and heritage in Australia and French Guiana. Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 3(2):153-168

Gorman, A.C. 2005a The cultural landscape of interplanetary space. Journal of Social Archaeology 5(1):85-107.

Unpublished Reports

White, J., A.C. Gorman and D. Howard 2013 Hahndorf to Verdun distribution power line (SA Power Networks). GTP001 Kaurna Heritage Survey. Unpublished report prepared for SA Power Networks.

Gorman, A.C., D. Howard and L. Sivak 2013 Aboriginal Heritage Survey of the proposed Dutton Road upgrade for the District Council of Mount Barker. Unpublished report prepared for District Council of Mount Barker, SA.

Gorman, A.C. 2008 A survey for Aboriginal archaeological sites: “Narnu Waterways” Residential Canal Development, Hindmarsh Island, South Australia. Unpublished report prepared for the Ngarrindjeri Heritage Committee.

Gorman, A.C. and J. Birckhead 2007 Aboriginal cultural heritage survey of eight drill sites and access tracks within the Yellabinna Reserve for the Far West Coast Native Title claim group and Minotaur Ventures Pty Ltd. Unpublished report prepared for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Native Title Unit.

Gorman, A.C. and T. Cuthbertson 2006 Access Inspection Survey with Mirning Native Title Group and Iluka Resources: Tripitaka Prospect, Fowlers and Scott Bays, RAB Water Exploration, South Australia. Unpublished report prepared for the Mirning People Native Title Claim Group.

Unpublished Theses

Gorman, A.C. 2001 PhD The archaeology of body modification. Identifying symbolic behaviour through use-wear and residues on flaked stone tools. Division of Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology, School of Human and Environmental Studies, University of New England