Malcolm Connolly

Malcolm Connolly

Senior Heritage Officer, Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment, Northern Territory, Australia 

Malcolm is an Australian archaeologist who brings to IPinCH 14 years of cultural heritage experience and a lifetime of exposure to Australian Indigenous community issues.

His interests include cultural heritage management in a developing world, arid-zone archaeology, and Indigenous knowledge retention and revival. Malcolm has applied these interests in cultural heritage positions in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Malcolm’s current research focuses on Indigenous ecological knowledge revival using scientific research, and decision-making and knowledge management at an Indigenous community level. Previous interests include cultural heritage site management in semi-arid Australia and the effects of aridity on site interpretation.

Malcolm has a commitment towards improving cultural heritage management in Australia and internationally.


Connolly, Malcolm John. 2014. An investigation of sustainable spinifex-harvesting and knowledge revival: A Case study in northwest Queensland. Master of Philosophy Thesis, The University of Queensland, School of Architecture (full PDF).