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Heritage Advisors

Keith W Patton

AKWP Heritage Advisors was established in 2014 by Keith W Patton (BA Archaeology Hons. Master Cultural Heritage). Keith is a professional, experienced archaeologist and Heritage Advisor as listed by Aboriginal Victoria (AV), and Heritage Victoria (HV).

Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Archaeology and Geography from University College Cork, Ireland. He has twelve years consulting experience in cultural heritage management working as an archaeologist and heritage advisor within the states of Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and in Ireland.

Keith completed a Master of Cultural Heritage degree in 2016 at Deakin University Burwood. This course goes beyond the boundaries of our historic heritage buildings, structures and material assets, it includes the study of intangible heritage such as cultural landscapes, folklore and dance. Intangible cultural heritage and its everyday influence on our society is of a particular interest to Keith.

Keith’s skillset extends from the analysis of historical archaeological and heritage sites to heritage impact, significance assessments and the authorship of Conservation Management Plans to ensure the appropriate management, conservation and development of our significant cultural places.

Since moving to Australia in 2005, Keith has worked on a range of cultural heritage projects including residential / industrial developments, mining / road / rail projects, gas / water / sewerage pipelines and associated infrastructure.

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Jenny Fiddian

Jenny Fiddian, Senior Archaeologist (BA Archaeology Hons), MA (Archaeology).

Jenny has an Honours degree and a Master’s degree in Archaeology, specialising in Aboriginal archaeology. Jenny has worked on a vast range of excavations, and has over 20 years’ experience as an archaeologist and heritage consultant.

She has gained a wide range of field experience working on both international (including Middle Pleistocene and Early Bronze Age sites in Jordan, and Roman and Hellenistic sites in Lebanon) and Australian Aboriginal sites.

Jenny has a very experienced and sound understanding of heritage legislation in Victoria, and the procedures and processes of Heritage Victoria and AV. She has authored 150+ Cultural Heritage Management Plans and Due Diligence Assessments since the commencement of the act in 2006.

AKWP has a list of casual archaeologists, GIS and other heritage specialists that we can access as required for our clients larger heritage projects.


We acknowledge that Cultural Heritage is unique and irreplaceable, both tangible and intangible, and that all sections of the Australian community place value and respect on their heritage in many different ways.

Client goals

To ensure best practice cultural heritage management solutions for our clients.


AKWP Heritage Advisors aim to assist and provide ethical heritage advice to our clients to ensure that their projects meet the requirements of Victorian heritage legislation including the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and the Heritage Act 1995.

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Silcrete Aboriginal artefact commonly found in Victoria

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