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283 Australia ICOMOS Inc
Cultural landscapes in 2007 a continuing challenge
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 283
eX treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes,
natural disasters and military conflicts
in tropical, desert,polar and
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Far North Queensland July 19-21 .
information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Murray River/Albury region
3) Streetwise Asia Fund - Please
Consider A Pre June 30 Tax Effective Donation
4) National Standards for
Australian Museums and Galleries
5) Government Media
6) News from Heritage SA
7) The Best in Heritage © •
Dubrovnik • Croatia
8) Consultancy Opportunity - Rottnest Island WW II
Defence Heritage Interpretation Plan
9) Position Vacant: Heritage
Projects Coordinator (NSW)
10) Position Vacant: Interpretation Manager
- Fremantle Prison
11) Position Vacant: Heritage Research
12) Position Vacant: Heritage Specialist
13) Full Time
Permanent Position: Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.
1) Cultural landscapes in
2007 a continuing challengeDear ICOMOS members in
NSW and ACT
Cultural landscapes in 2007 a continuing
Date: Friday 15th June 2007
gathering at 6pm for start at 7 to 9pm
Venue: The Mint, Macquarie
Main Speaker: Juliet Ramsay
McArthur ‘Tempe House’ cultural landscape
Venue strictly limits numbers prior bookings to Sue J-S email@example.com
- Sue Jackson-Stepowski Vienna Memorandum &
Juliet Ramsay is the
Australia ICOMOS representative on the International Scientific Committee for
Cultural Landscapes (IFLA), a member of the international committee that
reviewed the report on world heritage cultural landscapes, and recently returned
from two ICOMOS meetings in Europe - IFLA meeting in Rome, and Historic Towns
and Villages (CIVVIH) ISC meeting in Helsinki.
interventions’, and in particular the Vienna Memorandum on Historic Urban
Landscapes (HUL), was the theme of the Helsinki meeting, hosted by ICOMOS
Finland. Also at the Helsinki meeting were Australian CIVVIH representative Ian
Hocking with Agnieshka Kiera, both from WA, and Sue
Jackson-Stepowski from NSW. Timely also is other international discussions about
the Vienna Memorandum.
We thank the Historic Houses Trust for providing
the venue, and member Amy Nhan for behind-the-scenes organisation.
refreshments on arrival: no alcohol can be served on licensed
Parking: Sydney Hospital carpark or street metres: advise to use
Cost: member $5, non-member $10. Attendees are also urged to
donate to the Pacifika and Victoria Falls Funds to
financially assist attendance at our eX treme heritage conference and the 2008 General Assembly in Canada.
PS: call for
members to assist on the night: set up at 5.30pm, catering, clean away at 8.50pm
- contact Sue J-S firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Conference: Murray River/Albury
Meandering about the Murray -
interpreting the landscape of the Albury Region - 28th national conference of
the Australian Garden History Society, focuses on the landscape around Albury,
Holbrook and over the border...
A range of excellent speakers covering
environmental, climatic & economic challenges past and present and their
impacts...including water politics in the Murray-Darling Basin, weeds,
passionate gardeners, writers & artists' responses will all be features,
plus visits to private gardens and places not normally open to the
Costs:$470/555 non members (before 15/8/7) ; Lectures only:
Optional day (tour) $115; Post Conf. tour: $660/700 non members (numbers
Optional Day (tour): 22/10/07
Conf. Tour: 23-25/10/07 focussing on the Riverina district, based in
Bookings are filling up fast, esp. the optional day tour & post
conference tour, so don't delay...
Book online from 8/6/07 at www.gardenhistorysociety.org.au
info/brochures?: email AGHS: email@example.com or
3) Streetwise Asia Fund -
Some Australia ICOMOS members have now made
donations to the Streetwise Asia Fund and gratitude is expressed for
those who have donated.
Please Consider A Pre June 30 Tax Effective
The progress with this fund is as
Several modest projects
have been identified in Laos via Rik Ponne the UNESCO project officer in
Bangkok, and these are within the scope of the funds capacity.
ICOMOS EC member
Anthony Coupe has volunteered his services to visit Laos to get the project
underway, and finalise the allocation of fund moneys to these projects.
This is anticipated in the next few months.
Over $15,000 has been
raised from donations and sales of the Streetwise Asia publication.
The Streetwise Asia Fund has the support of the UNESCO Regional
Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific. The fund is hoping to raise
$20,000 to be able to complete these identified projects and we are seeking
donations to ensure that all identified elements can be achieved.
members are requested to consider a donation, however modest, pre June 30th to ensure the projects success. Please note
that all donations are allocated to actual conservation works and no part of any
donation is allocated to administration. Information can be provided about
the proposed projects to potential donors.
The Streetwise Asia
fund is now administered through the Australian Children Fund Inc, a tax
deductible Registered Australian Charity. All donations over $2.00 are tax
Donations are now welcome. For further
information about the Streetwise Asia Fund, please contact Elizabeth
Vines, McDougall & Vines Conservation and Heritage Consultants firstname.lastname@example.org
4) National Standards for
Australian Museums and GalleriesAn Exposure Draft of a
new initiative, ‘National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries’ is now
available for comment. The standards relate to the management of museums, the
engagement of communities, and the development and conservation of significant
collections. ICOMOS members with an interest in movable cultural heritage are
warmly invited to consider the Draft and provide feedback by 15 August 2007.
The Exposure Draft and a feedback template are available online: http://www.collectionscouncil.com.au
If you wish to
receive a printed copy of one or both of these documents by post or fax, please
Collections Council of Australia Ltd
Telephone: (08) 8207
5) Government Media
ReleasesTITLE: Australian Government funding commemorates
significant Australians media release 30 May 2007
PORTFOLIO: Environment and
SNIPPET: Media Release THE HON JOHN COBB MP Assistant Minister for the
Environment and Water Resources Member for Parkes 30 May 2007 AUSTRALIAN
GOVERNMENT FUNDING COMMEMORATES SIGNIFICANT AUSTRALIANS Australian Government
funding of $20 000 will help to recognise the achievements of three well-known
Australian historical figures Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water
Resources, the Hon John Cobb MP announced today.
TITLE: Agreement to
eradicate rabbits on Macquarie Island
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water
MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP Minister for the Environment and Water
Resources T76 /07 4 June 2007 AGREEMENT TO ERADICATE RABBITS ON MACQUARIE ISLAND
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have today reached an agreement to
jointly fund the eradication of rodent pests on Macquarie Island to protect its
World Heritage values.
6) News from Heritage
SAApplications for heritage funding close 30 June
Applications for funding will be received until 30 June from:
SA Memory website launched by State Library
of South Australia
Local Councils, to
carry out or review local heritage surveys, undertake Heritage Plan Amendment
Reports or establish local heritage incentive schemes. For more information
contact Senior Heritage Officer Hamish Angas on 08 8124 4956 or at email@example.com
Owners of State
Heritage Places, to help conserve those aspects of a place that contribute to
its heritage significance, especially urgent conservation works to significant
built fabric. Projects that plan for the future of a place, improve its
financial viability, or incorporate environmentally sustainable solutions will
also be given priority. For more information contact the Heritage Branch on
(+61 8) 8124 4922 or see http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/heritage/grantsawards.html#shgrants
SA Memory is a multimedia online gateway to South
Australian culture and heritage, past and present.It illustrates and interprets
themes highlighting South Australia's people, places, issues and events from the
colony's beginnings to now. The site showcases a wide range of archival and
published materials, including:
original documents and transcripts
- photographs, posters, art works, interactive maps, and more
recordings, including oral histories
historic film footage
also an opportunity for the public to contribute to the SA Memory website and to
be kept up to date via a mailing list.
Heritage goes National
On 21 May 2007 the Australian Government Minister
for the Environment and Water Resources, Hon Malcolm Turnbull, included the
following World Heritage properties on the National Heritage
Williandra Lakes Region
Greater Blue Mountains
Eastern Rainforest Reserves Lismore,
Lord Howe Island Group
Lord Howe Island,
Wet Tropics of
Australian Fossil Mammal Site
Australian Fossil Mammal Sites Naracoorte,
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Kakadu National Park
Kata Tjuta National
Heard and McDonald
These sixteen places are in addition to the Royal Exhibition
Building, Carlton, Victoria, which is also both a World and National Heritage
This decision means that South Australia now has three National
Heritage Places, namely:
Old & New Parliament
Fossil Mammal Site
Fossil Site - Nilpena
7) The Best in Heritage © •
Dubrovnik • CroatiaUnder the patronage of ICOM, UNESCO
(BRESCE), Europa Nostra, ICOMOS, ICCROM, WFFM and the City of
The Best in Heritage 2007 with Dubrovnik Global Heritage
27-29 September 2007 (6th year)
participate, please register at: www.thebestinheritage.com/event/registration.php
programme at: www.thebestinheritage.com/event/programme.php
about Poster Session at: www.thebestinheritage.com/event/poster.php
us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you
have any questions.
PUT EXCELLENCE, HERITAGE AND DUBROVNIK ON YOUR
8) Consultancy Opportunity -
Rottnest Island WW II Defence Heritage Interpretation
PlanRottnest Voluntary Guides Association and National
Trust of Australia (WA) (Defence Heritage Committee) INTERPRETATION CONCEPT
DEVELOPMENT PLAN for Rottnest Island WW II Coastal Defence
PROJECT BRIEF now available - for a copy contact:
CLOSING DATE 29 JUNE
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has, through the
Rottnest Island Management Plan 2003-2008, stated as one of its three strategic
goals that “Rottnest Island’s environment and heritage are conserved and
enhanced as a model of sustainability”. Specific recommendations on how this
might and could be achieved were included in the management plan and reiterated
and supported by the Rottnest Island Taskforce report of 2004.
Island has an extensive coastal defence history that has been acknowledged as
nationally significant and worthy of conservation and interpretation.
Conservation works to these cultural heritage assets has been and continues to
be undertaken by the Rottnest Island Authority, as well as ongoing maintenance,
remedial work and monitoring. Interpretation of these assets being the
sites, remnants and stories associated with this part of its history - is
therefore considered an important step in progressing the recommendations of
both the management plan and the taskforce report.
promote and sustain the values both individually and collectively of the defence
heritage assets, and will be a mechanism of sharing the stories of coastal
defence heritage with the visitors to the Island who represent many and varied
communities and interest groups and age ranges, and also for passing these
stories on to new generations.
At the broader level, interpretation of
the defence heritage assets will contribute to and enhance the understanding and
enjoyment of Rottnest Island’s cultural and natural heritage and provide a
mechanism for all visitors to appreciate, experience and learn more about the
The Rottnest Island Authority has had an ongoing relationship with
the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association (RVGA) for almost 20 years. This
relationship centres on the activities of the RVGA to assist in the conservation
and interpretation of Rottnest Island’s unique and naturally significant
environment, built, natural and Indigenous. The RVGA assists in interpretation
primarily through a continually evolving program of guided tours and
interpretive walks which are presented on a daily basis.
Since 1986, the
RVGA has also been part of and supported the conservation of the significant WW
II defence heritage sites on Rottnest Island. As one layer of the multi-layered
story lines of Rottnest, the WW II defence sites collectively constitute the
best preserved coastal artillery defence system from the Battle of Australia. It
is the only site nationally to retain primary armament (9.2 inch guns), barracks
(Kingstown), observation and command posts (Signal Ridge), military railroad and
a range of ancillary sites relevant to an understanding of the coast defence
The Defence Heritage Committee (DHC) of the National Trust of
Australia (WA) has also worked in a volunteering arrangement with the Rottnest
Island Authority to document and classify defence heritage sites, to index and
catalogue photographs relating to the military heritage of Rottnest and to
present a series of educational seminars and workshops on Rottnest Defences and
Fortress Fremantle from colonial times to the present.
Because of the
breadth of knowledge of the WW II defence systems possessed by members of the
RVGA and the DHC, their ongoing and active participation in developing the
interpretation and conservation of this aspect of defence heritage and their
long term commitment to the visitors to the Island, the Rottnest Island
Authority has endorsed the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association and the Defence
Heritage Committee of National Trust of Australia (WA) as coordinating partners
for this interpretation planning project.
The report covers the Coastal
Defence Heritage of Rottnest Island during the period 1935-1963.
project will not require the consultant to compile and include a detailed
history of coastal defence but review and refer to existing resource
The project requires a review of the existing reports ‘Beyond
Oliver Hill: Rottnest Island Military Heritage Interpretation Plan’ and ‘Oliver
Hill Fort: Interpretation, identification, explanation and information signs of
The Oliver Hill Fort Complex of elements’.
The project needs to be
considerate of any heritage listings and aligned with the conservation
requirements of the built, moveable and archaeological heritage and issues
associated with Aboriginal heritage.
The main requirements of the
Interpretation Concept Development Plan are to:
- Identify and develop
appropriate, relevant and up-to-date interpretation policies and strategies for
the coastal defence heritage assets of the Island;
- Provide guidelines and
text for interpretive information
- Provide conceptual designs for
interpretation spaces, media and tools;
- Provide a recommended staged
implementation program including an operational and project development
All submissions should be clearly marked, “Tender for consultant
services for the planning & development of interpretation of Rottnest Island
WW II Defence Heritage” , placed in a sealed envelope and submitted no later
than 5.00pm on Friday 29 June 2007at the following address:
Trust of Australia (WA)
The Old Observatory
4 Havelock Street
PERTH WA 6005
PO Box 1162
WEST PERTH WA
Alternatively, tenders may be sent via email to: email@example.com or
faxed to: (08) 9324 1571.
Refer enquiries to:
Robert Mitchell, Manager Community Services
Telephone: (08) 9321
Facsimile: (08) 9324 1571
9) Position VacantRappoport is a specialist
firm of heritage practitioners located metro Sydney operating throughout NSW.
Assisting town planners, architects and local government through the heritage
approval process, this permanent position incorporates writing heritage reports
& managing consultants. Skills & expertise required include; historical
& archival research, writing, liaising with clients, external consultants,
Councils; ability to work autonomously within a small team and scheduling to
achieve deadlines. Strong communication skills including a good command of the
English language; knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and
thorough working knowledge of pertinent NSW heritage legislation will be
Projects Coordinator (NSW)
The successful applicant will be required to have tertiary
qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will
Please email Anna your resume; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Housing and Works
Interpretation Manager - Fremantle Prison
DHW02234Level 6, $70,564 - $78,138pa
To review, plan, evaluate, develop
and deliver strategies that guide and enhance the interpretation of Fremantle
Prison for visitors through tour, public and education programs that demonstrate
standards of practice that reflect the local, national and international
significance of the site.
To contribute to the understanding of the
cultural heritage significance of Fremantle Prison through historical research
and the development and maintenance of networks with complimentary institutions,
organisations and groups to enhance and improve access to the body of
information and resources relating to the site.
Fremantle Prison is
currently part of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage
· Recognised tertiary
qualifications in history, museology, history, archaeology, anthropology or
other relevant qualifications.
· Demonstrated experience in the development
and implementation of strategies that support interpretation programs including
related policies processes and procedures.
· Demonstrated experience in the
development and delivery of education and public programs.
experience in undertaking historical research and the management of historical
· Highly developed written and oral communication skills with
capability across various information mediums.
· High level of experience in
using a range of software in a Windows environment.
Knowledge of the tourism industry and related business issues.
· Knowledge of
heritage and conservation issues.
· Knowledge of government procurement
For Further Job Related Information
Please contact Mr Bevan
Beaver, Executive Manager Fremantle Prison, on (08) 9336
It is essential applicants obtain the
Job Kit for full position information and application advice. Job Kits may
be obtained from the Dept of Housing & Works website: http://www.dhw.wa.gov.au,
(look under 'Jobs’); alternatively call our 24 hour message bank on 08 9222 8173
or email email@example.com with your
request and a kit will be mailed or e-mailed to you.
Marked 'Private & Confidential' to 'The HR Consultant (Recruitment)',
Department of Housing & Works, Human Resources, 99 Plain Street, EAST PERTH
6004, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE FOR
APPLICATIONS: 5.00pm (WST)MONDAY11 JUNE2007.
11) Position VacantEmployment Opportunity: A position will
become available shortly for a Heritage Research Officer in the Special Projects
Unit, Planning and Development Services of Townsville City Council. If you would
like to know more about this position, please contact: Ken Hogan
12) Position Vacant:Leading Australian heritage consultancy seeks
a heritage specialist with an architectural background for a wide range of
High profile firm
Wide range of projects
Godden Mackay Logan provides high level
heritage advice on major development projects and undertakes benchmark heritage
studies for public sector clients. We offer innovative and responsible heritage
consultancy services of the highest quality. Our multi-disciplinary in-house
team of consulting staff has expertise in built heritage, urban planning,
archaeology, industrial sites and interpretation.
You will have a degree
in architecture and, ideally, at least 2-5 years heritage experience. You will
have excellent writing skills, the ability to manage projects, and demonstrated
experience in preparing heritage assessments, heritage impact statements and
advice reports. Importantly, you will be able to work as part of a team, and
work within time and budget constraints.
We have an exciting range of
projects underway and opportunities for professional development and
advancement. We also have a training and development program that encourages all
staff to grow their skills and knowledge.
Our main office is located in
inner Sydney. We also have a small office in Canberra and undertake interstate
Salary will be negotiable for the right person. While this is a
full-time position, consideration will also be given to part-time
Godden Mackay Logan is an AS/NZL ISO 9001:2000 quality
For more information contact Geoff Ashley or Peter
Romey or 9319 4811. Send your application to email@example.com.
13) Full Time Permanent
seeking a highly skilled archaeologist with demonstrated knowledge in Aboriginal
cultural heritage management, effective and appropriate communication &
liaison skills, ability to think strategically, and demonstrated experience in
the management of Aboriginal archaeological projects. The candidate must hold a
minimum qualification of BA (Hons) in Australian archaeology.
Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.
suitable candidate must have at least 5 years proven experience working in the
Aboriginal archaeological consulting industry and the ability to build effective
working relationships with Aboriginal stakeholder groups and clients. The
candidate must have proven ability in the completion of tasks and projects and
can demonstrate that they can meet project deadlines. The suitable candidate
must be able to demonstrate they can effectively manage assessment and
excavation projects from start to finish and obtain excavation permits from the
NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.
We are prepared to
offer an attractive salary package tailored to the successful candidate’s needs
and experience, including, after a qualifying period access to performance based
An assistance package will be available to a successful
interstate candidate to help defray relocation costs.
Charles Parkinson for the job description and selection criteria at firstname.lastname@example.org
close 15th June 2007.
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