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Peta Downes

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Peta Downes

B. Social Sc., B. Arts. (Anthropology) First Class Hons, B. Archaeology

Peta Downes, an archaeologist at Redleaf Environmental, possesses a passion for history and heritage, which has guided her throughout her career. Her journey began at the University of Southern Queensland, where she achieved a Bachelor of Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Anthropology, distinguishing herself with First Class Honours. Peta remains committed to advancing her expertise in this dynamic field.

Peta's comprehensive skill set includes adept management of small teams, and an ability to manage time and tasks effectively. Throughout her career, Peta has undertaken several significant projects that showcase her expertise and passion for heritage preservation. In 2019, she contributed to the Ipswich City Council Heritage by developing a Statement of Significance for Rusty's Hotel in Ipswich. Her work in 2020 culminated in her Honours Thesis titled "The social significance of Corner Stores in Ipswich, Qld,". In 2022, she served as a Heritage Advisor for the restoration project of Sutton's Beach Pavilion in Redcliffe. Peta loves bringing the stories of the past to life. Her communication skills, coupled with her academic achievements and hands-on experience, make her an indispensable asset to Redleaf Environmental.