Expert anthropological reporting
Indigenous land Interest research
Aboriginal land claim research
Native Title research and reporting
Sacred sites & cultural heritage
Indigenous community engagement
Public sector engagement
Native title research and expert connection reports, Darwin hinterland
Aboriginal land claim research and reporting and expert testimony West Arnhem and Darwin hinterland.
Mineral exploration community engagement and sacred site surveys Western Arnhem Land
Sacred site surveys and management protocols, Kakadu National Park
Sacred site clearances and Authority Certificates, various regions
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority
Cape York Land Council
Cape Environmental Defenders Office
Kakadu National Park
Kimberley Land Council
Northern Land Council
Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation
University of Queensland
Gareth is a highly dedicated and motivated anthropologist with over 20 years of applied experience across Australia's Northern Territory. He has worked primarily at the interface between indigenous peoples, governments, parks agencies, the mining industry and other developers striving to ensure that engagement with indigenous communities occurs within a framework of social justice as well as cultural and social sustainability.
Gareth has developed broad experiences and networks across a variety of regions working with indigenous communities and three of the peak organisations in the field of Australian applied anthropology including the Northern Land Council, the Central Land Council and the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority. This has equipped Gareth with a unique set of competencies ranging from self-sufficient remote fieldwork and ethnographic surveys to boardroom presentations and expert witness court appearances and testimony. Gareth is a member of the Australian Anthropological Society and has been a regular contributor at the society's annual conferences and is a recnet scholar at the Centre for Native Title Anthropology at the ANU.