03.11.2015 ~ Visit of former Schurmann residence at Port Lincoln

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Visit of former Schurmann residence at Port Lincoln

... Earlier this month, Associate Professor Heather Burke and Adjunct Professor Lynley Wallis of Flinders University visited the Eyre Peninsula to begin an archaeological study of Schurmann's home in Port Lincoln [more info here].

"We really want to understand what his life was like in Port Lincoln from the material evidence that he left behind — the things he used, or ate from, or built his house from," Dr Burke said.

The researchers were joined by descendants of Schurmann, members of the Parnkalla [Barngarla] community, members of the local Lutheran community and local historians on their first investigations at the site.

They are now planning a geophysical survey at the site as a precursor to excavating the home to find out what lies beneath.

"It will tell us a different story, because he and his wife were quite poor," Dr Burke said. ...

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For reference:

Gerhard Rüdiger.. News :: Visit of former Schurmann residence at Port Lincoln, in: Pirltawardli Research Website. Adelaide 2020.
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