Melbourne, Australian Institute of Archaeology

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The Institute was founded by Walter J. Beasley in 1946, who had managed a transport company called 'Youngs Transport'. He had been in contact with Flinders Petrie since the 1930s and had received finds from Petrie's work in Palestine. In 1948 he wrote to Hilda Petrie who was working through the left over material from BSAE excavations held in the basements of University College London. She sent some of these residual finds to Australia in 1949. [with thanks to Christopher Davey for this information]

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