Obituary: Dr Bruce Veitch 30 June 1957–10 March 2005

Veth, Peter, and Ulm, Sean (2005) Obituary: Dr Bruce Veitch 30 June 1957–10 March 2005. Australian Archaeology, 60. pp. 65-66.

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Bruce Veitch passed away in Perth on 10 March 2005 after a short battle with motor neurone disease. Bruce was married to archaeologist Fiona Hook and had a young son Conall. Bruce was a co-director of the cultural heritage company Archae-Aus Pty Ltd with Fiona.

Bruce has made a major impact on the practice and ethics of archaeological work in Western Australia. From his pioneering work on the Mitchell Plateau for his doctorate, to his collaborative cultural heritage work with Fiona in the Pilbara and elsewhere, he was known for his energy, persistence and honesty. He mobilised and published consultancy work, collaborated closely with the traditional owners whose sites he was working on and worked strategically with major industry players – such as Hamersley/Rio and BHP – as well as colleagues in the Department of Indigenous Affairs and in the archaeological profession. Bruce was committed to mentoring graduates and was endlessly supportive and generous with his time, skills and knowledge. This obituary tracks some of Bruce's more significant achievements through time.

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Obituary: Dr Bruce Veitch

Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 07:06
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