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Anthropological Services:

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

Industry engagement


Native title research and expert connection reports, Darwin/Pine Creek hinterland, Eastern Arrernte 

Aboriginal land claim research and reporting and expert testimony West Arnhem and Darwin hinterland

Gove Commercial Arbitration

Social Impact Assessment

Mineral exploration community engagement, work programme 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

Central Land Council


Circle Advisory

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.    


CV and Consultant Profile available on request

Mobile:                (+61) 0428 810 589


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