Kelly D. Wiltshire

PhD Candidate, Flinders University

I have a Bachelor of Archaeology with a First Class Honours from Flinders University, South Australia. In 2017 I submitted a PhD developed in collaboration with organisations and leaders of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, which presents an auto-ethnography of archaeological practice that draws upon Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to disassemble and describe the production of archaeological knowledges.

In addition to my PhD research, I have spent much of the last decade working in a heritage and research capacity for various Ngarrindjeri organisations including the Ngarrindjeri Nation's governing body, the Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority Inc.

I am also employed as a Senior Archivist at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies (AIATSIS) specialising in film and video collection materials. As part of my role, I am currently researching the content and management of film and video archives relating to archaeological practice.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Flinders University


  • 2006 
    Flinders University, Bachelor of Archaeology (Honours)


  • 2018
    ‘Necessary Self-Defence?’: Pastoral Control and Ngarrindjeri Resistance at Waltowa Wetland, South Australia, JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
  • 2017
    From Archaeologist to Archivist: Exploring the Research Potential, Content and Management of a Moving Image Archive, ADVANCES IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE
  • 2011
    Changes in Mindset: The Development of a Collaborative Research Methodology, ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW FROM CAMBRIDGE
  • 2008
    Unfinished Business: The Lower Murray Lakes Archaeological Study within an Historical and Political Context, AUSTRALIAN ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2008
    A history of Aboriginal heritage protection legislation in South Australia, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PLANNING LAW JOURNAL