Annie Clarke

Professor Annie Clarke

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2023
  • Section(s): Archaeology


Anne (Annie) Clarke is Professor of Archaeology, Museum and Heritage Studies at the University of Sydney. Her work focuses on three main areas, the archaeology of northern Australia, historical inscriptions and archaeological approaches to the study of ethnographic museum collections from Papua New Guinea. In northern Australia Annie has undertaken projects in Kakadu National Park, Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria and Blue Mud Bay in eastern Arnhem Land. Her archaeological research in northern Australia has included archaeobotany, rock art, Makassan/Indigenous interactions, histories of archaeological research, community archaeology and late Holocene coastal landscapes. Annie has also undertaken a major interdisciplinary research project on historical inscriptions at the North Head Quarantine Station in Manly. The book from that project, Stories from the Sandstone: Quarantine Inscriptions from Australia’s Immigrant Past (2016), co-authored with Peter Hobbins and Ursula K. Frederick was awarded the NSW Premier’s History Award for Community and Regional History in 2017.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.