Dr Geraldine Mate

Geraldine has been at the Museum since 2007, commencing as Curator of Science and Technology, and working for some time at The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich. Geraldine is currently based at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre and cares for collections related to industry, science and technology, transport and social history.   Her research is focused on the cultural landscape of 19th and early 20th century mining towns and industrial complexes in Queensland, including investigations of the cultural heritage of the Ipswich Railway Workshops site.  Geraldine's other research interests encapsulate broader reflections on cultural landscapes in archaeology, the interpretation of industrial cultural heritage and labour history, considerations of social/industrial interplay in historical landscapes, and the relationship between people and technology.

 

Edited Books

Ulm, S., G. Mate and J. Jerbic (2014) Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics. Conference Handbook, 2014 Joint Annual Conference AAA/ASHA.

Macno, V., G. Mate and D. Mewes (eds) (2011) Behind the Tin Fence: The Ipswich Railway Workshops, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Culture, Volume 5(1).

Mate, G., K. Murphy, J. Prangnell and L. Terry (2010) Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology 2010 Annual Conference Programme and Abstracts, 2010.

Mate, G., K. Murphy and N. Franklin (2008) Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference Programme and Abstracts, 2008.

 

Book Chapters

Pocock, C., M. Stell and G. Mate (2018) ‘Raw emotion: the Living Memory module at three sites of practice’. In L. Smith and M. Wetherall (Eds), Emotion, affective practices and the past in the present (Routledge’s Key Issues in Cultural Heritage series).


Refereed Journal Articles

Stell, M., G. Mate and C. Pocock (2018) Better ways of seeing landscapes: The Queensland Historical Atlas. Queensland Review. https://doi.org/10.1017/qre.2018.25

Mate, G. and C. Pocock (2017) A Disconnected Journey. International Journal of Heritage Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2017.1378902

Mate, G. and S. Ulm (2016) Another snapshot for the album: a decade of Australian Archaeology in Profile survey data. Australian Archaeology 82(2):168-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03122417.2016.1213032

Mate, G. (2014) Streets and stamper batteries – An “industrial” landscape of gold mining townships in nineteenth-century Queensland. Australasian Historical Archaeology 32:47-55.

Mate, G. (2014) Digging Deeper: The Archaeology of Gold Mining in Queensland. Queensland Archaeological Research 17:21-35.

Oertle, A., M. Leavesley, S. Ulm, G. Mate and D. Rosendahl (2014) At the margins: archaeological evidence for Macssan activities in the South Wellesley Islands, Gulf of Carpentaria. Australasian Historical Archaeology 32: 64-71.

Mate, G. (2013) Mount Shamrock: A symbiosis of mine and settlement. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 17(3):465-486.

Ulm, S., G. Mate, C. Dalley and S. Nichols (2013) A working profile: The changing face of professional archaeology in Australia. Australian Archaeology 76:34–43.

Mate, G. and M. Volker (2012) ‘Railway refreshment rooms’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2012. http://www.qhatlas.com.au/railway-refreshment-rooms, 2012.

Mate, G. and A. Moritz (2011) The Workshops Rail Museum. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Culture 5(1):179-192.

Prangnell, J. and G. Mate (2011) Kin, Fictive Kin and Aspirational Movement: Working class heritage of the Upper Burnett. Journal of International Heritage Studies.

Mate G. (2010) ‘Memory: how people remember the landscape’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/essay/memory-how-people-remember-landscape, 2010.

Ulm, S. and G. Mate (2010) 'Conflict: how people contest the landscape', Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/essay/conflict-how-people-contest-landscape, 2010.

Keogh, L. and G. Mate (2010) ‘Pathways: how things move through the landscape and where they are made’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/essay/pathways-how-things-move-through-landscape-and-where-they-are-made, 2010.

Mate G. (2010) ‘Gold’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/content/gold, 2010.

Mate G. (2010) ‘Mining’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/content/mining, 2010.

Mate, G. and L. Keogh (2010) ‘A Culture of Exploitation’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 2009-10, http://www.qhatlas.com.au/content/culture-exploitation, 2010.

 

Popular Publication Articles

Mate G. (2016). Transport in Museums and Museums of Transport. Museum Galleries Australia Magazine 25(2): 50-54.

Mate, G. (2017) Industrial Museums: The Workshops Rail Museum. TICCIH Bulletin, The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage 76 (Qtr 2, 2017):17-19.

Mate, G. (2015) Looking forward, looking back. Antenna: Queensland Museum Foundation Magazine 39(3).

Mate, G. (2015) Another track for war history. Antenna: Queensland Museum Foundation Magazine 38(2): 21.

Mate, G. (2014) On the right track. Antenna: Queensland Museum Foundation Magazine 37(4): 18-19

Mate, G. (2014) The archive is alive. Antenna: Queensland Museum Foundation Magazine 36(3):14-15.

 

Conference Papers and Seminar Presentations

Mate, G. (2018) Super-positioning archaeology and experiences through time: Integrating diverse physical and experiential landscapes at Mount Shamrock. Paper presented at the Joint Australian Archaeological Association/ New Zealand Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Auckland, NZ, December 2018.

S.J. Collins, G. Mate and S. Ulm (2017) Scratched Surfaces: Tangible and Ephemeral European inscription across Sweers Island, Gulf of Carpentaria Paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Melbourne, December 2017 

Mate, G. and C. Pocock (2017) A Disconnected Journey: Travelling across landscapes by automobile. Paper presented at the Museums Australia Conference, Brisbane, May 2017.

Mate, G. (2016) Operation of The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. Keynote Speaker at the Taipei Railway Workshops International Exchange Conference (National Taiwan Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2016).

Ulm, S., and G. Mate (2015) Professional Archaeology as a Shifting Mosaic: Results of the 2015 Australian Archaeology in Profile Survey. Paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Perth, December 2015.

Mate, G., and S Ulm (2015) Another snapshot for the album: Results from the 2015 Australian Archaeology in Profile survey. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Geelong, September 2015.

Mate, G. (2015) The Joys of Working on the Railways. Paper presented at the 2015 Railway Heritage Conference, Ipswich July 2015

Mate, G., and G. Hallam (2015) The vital track: 150 years of railways in Queensland. Invited guest speaker at ‘A night in the John Oxley’ series, State Library of Queensland, July 2015.

Mate, G. (2015) 150 Years of Life on the Track. Public Lecture presented as part of the Curator’s Conversation lecture series at Cobb and Co Museum, Toowoomba, July 2015.

Mate, G., and Prangnell J. (2014) More than a Landscape of Labour: The Role of Documents in the Interpretation of the Social Landscape of the Ipswich Railway Workshops. Paper presented at the Joint Australian Archaeological Association/ Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Cairns, December 2014.

Oertle, A., M. Leavesley, S. Ulm and G. Mate, (2014) Characterising the Intensity of Macassan Activities across Northern Australia: A Regional Model of Core and Periphery. Paper presented at Joint Australian Archaeological Association/ Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Cairns, December 2014.

Thornton, K., M. Leavesley, S. Ulm, and G. Mate (2014) Gender and Agency: Organising Principles in the Interpretation of the Archaeological Record in Coastal and Island Regions of Melanesia. Paper presented at Joint Australian Archaeological Association/ Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Cairns, December 2014.

Mewes, D., and G. Mate (2014) ‘Comfort and cool … for everybody’: The early development of the suburban rail network in Brisbane. Paper presented at the Brisbane History Group Suburban Railways Conference, May 2014.

Pocock, C., M. Stell and G. Mate (2014) Living Memory: the trials of using visitors’ stories in museum and heritage interpretation. Paper presented at the "Sharing our Visitor Research Experiences” Visitor Research Forum Annual Conference, University of Queensland, February 2014.

Mate, G. (2013) Metrology and Metallurgy at the Ipswich Railway Workshops. Paper presented at the Tools of Science seminar series, University Queensland, October 2013.

Mate, G. (2013) “The Queensland Government Railways at Ipswich from a new Angle”. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Parramatta, October 2013.

Mate, G. (2013) Industrial Heritage: Telling the stories and smelling the smoke. Paper presented at the Critical Approaches to Museums and Heritage seminar series, University of Queensland, April 2013.

Mate, G., and G. Hallam (2012) “They flogged us to death…”: Queensland Railways and the Second World War. Paper presented at the one day conference General Douglas MacArthur: Agent of Change, part of the 70th Commemorations of MacArthur’s arrival in Queensland.

Ulm, S., C. Dalley, S. Nichols and  G. Mate (2010) A Snapshot of Australian Historical Archaeology: Results from the Australian Archaeology in Profile 2010 Survey. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Brisbane, September 2010.

Ulm, S., C. Dalley, S. Nichols and  G. Mate (2010) Profiling Australian Archaeology: Results from the Australian Archaeology in Profile 2010 Survey. Paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Bateman’s Bay, December 2010.

Mate G. (2009) An Archaeological Investigation of the Historical Gold Mining Landscape of Mount Shamrock. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Launceston, September 2009.

Mate, G. (2008) Journeys and Stories: The role of Movement and Narrative in the creation of landscape.  Paper presented at the School of Social Science Postgraduate Research Day, St Lucia, December 2008, Honourable mention.

Mate, G. (2008) Rights and Wrongs: Legislation and the construction of social landscape at Mount Shamrock. Paper presented at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, Noosa, December 2008.

Mate, G. (2008) “A nice bar of gold”: social influences on the technologies of historic gold mining. Paper presented at the 6th World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, July 2008.

Mate, G. (2008) The Historical Gold Mining Landscape of Mount Shamrock. Paper presented at the Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series, University Queensland, May 2008.

Murphy, K., and G. Mate (2007) Towards a social understanding of mills and mines. Paper presented at the New Ground Australasian Archaeology Conference, Sydney, September 2007.

Mate G. (2007) Iron Age Landscapes of West Wales. Paper presented at the Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series, University Queensland, May 2007.

Mate G. (2006) "A mine of great promise": The industrial landscape of Mt Shamrock. Paper presented at the ASHA Annual Conference, Darwin, September 2006.

Mate, G. (2005) Streets and Stamper Batteries: an "industrial" landscape of gold mining townships in 19th century Queensland. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology Annual Conference, Melbourne, September 2005.

Mate, G. (2005) A Poor Relation to Gympie: Gold Mining in the Upper Burnett in the 19th Century. Paper presented at the Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series, University Queensland, May 2005.

Section

Cultures and Histories

Position

Principal Curator - History, Industry and Technology

Qualifications

B. Eng. (Metall) UQ

B. A. (Hons) UQ

PhD (Archaeology)

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