Sherrie-lee Evans

Expert Member – Australia (September, 2004)

A qualified archaeologist, with 20 years experience in natural and cultural resource management in the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS); heritage planning and assessment work with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Holds a Masters in Museum Studies with professional skills and experience in exhibition development, collection and project management, including cataloguing and database management in museum, archive and library settings, detailed knowledge of the history of Antarctic exploration and science and relevant experience in researching Antarctic history; coupled with a practical understanding and experience of the polar regions and some of the scientific research organisations that work in these regions.

Research projects/interests

The history of cultural heritage management in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and the influence of perceptions of Antarctica on policy. Current project – researching and writing a biography of Dr Archibald Lang McLean of Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) of 1911 to 1914, which will include McLean’s Antarctic diary and photographs.

For publications visit: and see below

To get in touch: email or mail 27 St Helen st Holmesville NSW 2286 Australia.

Areas of interest

Biographies of the crew of the Terra Nova and Endurance, and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition


Antarctic, Polar, history, heritage, archaeology, cultural resource management


Evans, SL (2014) Antarctic Heritage On-line paper delivered at the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Meeting & Open Conference, 25 – 28 May 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Evans, SL (2013) Antarctic heritage: Still at Risk? paper delivered at The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) History and Social Sciences Workshop, “Past, present and future of human connections to the Antarctic” British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, 1-5 July 2013.

Evans, SL (2012) ed. Southern Lights: The Official Account of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 by John Rymill. Published by SPRI in association with UKAHT.

Evans, SL (2011) Icy heritage – managing historic sites in the Antarctic: Pristine wilderness, anthropogenic degradation or cultural landscape? In The Polar Journal 1:1, 87-100, DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2011.568793. Publisher Routledge. On line at Paper first presented at Antarctic Visions: Cultural

Perspectives on the Southern Continent, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia June 2010.

Evans, SL (2007) Frozen in time: Wilkes – an American station in Antarctica paper delivered at the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC) Meeting & Open Conference, Barrow Arctic Science Consortium. Barrow, Alaska. 24-27 September 2007.

Evans, SL (2007) Heritage at Risk: Cultural Heritage Management in the Antarctic paper delivered at Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) 2007 – eXtreme Heritage Conference, The Heritage of Polar Landscapes. James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 19-21 July 2007.

Evans, SL (1991) Interpretive potential of rock art sites in the Hunter Valley: cultural tourism, a pilot study. Published: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.