Over the past 10 years, Dr Matthew Kelly, Historical Archaeology Manager at Curio Projects, has led a multi-national team to the site at Eora Creek Papua New Guinea (PNG) situated within the Kokoda Track battlefield to investigate and excavate the site. The aim was to recover the remains of Japanese soldiers who had fought and died in this area during WW2 and repatriate their remains back to Japan. However, for Dr Kelly and his team this project has become particularly significant for reasons other than what they had planned to investigate.
One of the most fun things we do at Curio is search the historical archives looking for original photographs, plans and illustrations that are relevant for our projects. Along the way we learn the most fascinating stories. We thought we’d start sharing some of the best of what we find with those who are curious to learn more.
As architects, archaeologists and historians all of our staff at Curio are avid travels, seeking adventures far and wide in order to inspire our minds, feed our souls and influence our work. In the spirit of wanting to share, we’ve putting together some stories about our most exciting and curious adventures. We’ve even included links to great places we’ve stayed or seen.
In 2018 Natalie Vinton, Curio's Director was privileged enough to feature in Business Chicks magazine, Latte (March Issue 55). Natalie is a Power Player with Business Chicks and was asked to talk about her experiences with leadership and what she has learnt along the way.