JCHMC is a Perth-based cultural heritage consultancy company operating since 2008.

Acknowledgement of Country

JCHMC acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.  We acknowledge the Whadjuk people on whose land the JCHMC offices resides.

Key Services

We find sustainable ways to approach proposed developments, forging a balance between economic, social and cultural benefits.

Ethnographic and Archaeological Aboriginal Heritage Surveys

Cultural Heritage Management Plans, Reconciliation Action Plans, Finds Monitoring Plans and Finds Procedure Plans

Archaeological excavation and analysis

Ethnographic site assessments

Grant proposal and acquittal

GIS mapping and analysis

Heritage training and team management

Establishment and development of cultural heritage office systems and data capture and storage

Oral history recording

Photogrammetry modelling

Drone mapping and site recording

Site Interpretation

Heritage Agreement Negotiations

Native Title Research

Historical Archaeology

Maritime Archaeology

Underwater Archaeology


We have extensive experience and high standards, with an excellent track record in reliability and results. We operate with genuine respect and passion for heritage.

JCHMC has undertaken 750+ archaeological and ethnographic surveys over the last decade working on a variety of projects including mining exploration, mining and civil infrastructure, land planning, urban design, Native Title research, maritime and underwater archaeology, culture capture and knowledge transfer and site conservation and interpretation.

Our people are specialists in their fields and are trained in senior first aid, four-wheel driving and utilise the latest technologies to ensure the safety of survey participants and accuracy of results.


We keep current on national and international cultural heritage matters to provide you with best practice.

JCHMC engages in research worldwide to keep up to date on a variety of topics including Aboriginal stone tool technologies, stone arrangement, rock art and use of drone and photogrammetry in heritage management, and underwater archaeology.

Working With Communities

JCHMC provides pro bono assistance to Traditional Owners and their communities.  We have provided cultural mapping, video/audio recording, site recording and site file submission, and other services free of charge to help communities reach their intended goals when funds are absent or limited.

Our Clients

Highlights of looking into the past of Australia


Elizabeth Sambo
Kaparn Elder

John would have to be the best archaeologist we have ever worked with, and being an anthropologist means we can communicate our values of a place so companies know right away, giving us greater control of our heritage.

Wilfred Hicks
Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo and Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation elder

If anybody knows Country its John, he's always done a great job by me.

Lonnie Coleman
Kaparn Elder

I consider him like a brother, we have been walking this country together for years, finding sites, protecting sites, recording them, he's supported me and my family, my art, other initiatives, yeah he's one of us.

Brenton Pham
Development Manager - Development WA

JCHMC was engaged as heritage consultant for the Peel Business Park project in Nambeelup and undertook all the desktop, survey and the legislative Aboriginal heritage approvals. Consultation and support of the Traditional Owners was obtained for all project works, with monitoring taking place for works which included the industrial land subdivision and major trunk infrastructure extensions.

David Priest
Mineral Resources Limited Heritage Advisor

The efficacy and efficiency of having John undertake simultaneously Archaeological and Ethnographic surveys is unparalleled. The reports are detailed yet succinct, the recommendations clear giving us a formal path to walk on that is on point and endorsed by the Traditional Owners.

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