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285 Australia ICOMOS Inc
Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 285
Last day for early bird registrations
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in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military
in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland
July 19-21 .
information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Streetwise Asia Fund - Please Consider A Pre June 30 Tax Effective
3) Conference - Murray River/Albury region
CollectionsCare - the Collections Council's proposal for regional
5) Call for Applications: The George Alexander
Foundation/ISS Institute Fellowship
6) Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide
7) Position Vacant: Heritage Specialist
Time Permanent Position Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.
1) Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in
Cultural Heritage Centre
for Asia and the Pacific
Thursday 21 st June
Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern
Herman Ogoti Kiriama
PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Faculty
The past can be represented through relics, traits, names,
stories, dances and myths. An historical landscape therefore is material and
meaning or the physical marks left behind as well as the meanings and
interpretations related to them. These meanings and interpretations emanate from
the memory (remembering, knowing and feelings) of the affected people. A
historical landscape is thus a landscape of memory, a surface inscribed by the
historical signs and stories that are meant to strengthen, direct and validate
both the personal and the collective memory of its places.
using a case study of Shimoni, a small village on the south coast of Kenya,
attempts to understand how historical landscapes are represented, reproduced and
maintained through the memories of the different groups that claim ownership or
ancestry to Shimoni. The paper also attempts to understand the kind of cultural
meanings and ideological aspects that have been and are still related to this
Shimoni has a mixed population and this has brought about
contestation of the memory of the historical landscape. The various groups have
different ‘memories’ and stories on the past functions of the historical. It
seems that these versions are meant to ‘arouse and arrange memories in order to
suit particular psychic needs’.
There is no entry charge and everyone is
The Blue Room, Building B Room 2.20, Deakin University
(for a map of the campus see
2) 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 email@example.com
3) 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 15/8/07) ; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or
4) CollectionsCare - the
Collections Council's proposal for regional
collectionsThe Collections Council engaged Anne Dunn
last year to examine the concept of 'regional hubs' - a system of support for
collections located in regional areas across Australia. Many thanks to all who
made the time to speak with Anne, or to submit written suggestions and
observations during her nation-wide consultation. The Collections Council of
Australia Ltd has received Anne’s report, and has now published it online as
The Dunn Report.
The Council’s response to The Dunn
Report is entitled CollectionsCare. The Council believes that, by
connecting people more effectively with their collections, CollectionsCare
will deliver strong gains in cultural, social and economic capital for
Australia.We have produced a brochure to promote the proposal which is being
widely distributed in hard copy, and is also available on our website.
you are interested in the sustainability of collections across Australia we urge
you to support this proposal by bringing CollectionsCare to the attention
of your elected representatives, electoral candidates and government officers at
all three levels of government. Additional copies of the brochure are available
You may also like to consider supporting our advocacy
campaign for CollectionsCare by making a deductible donation to the
Collections Council's Public Fund account.
5) Call for ApplicationsStill 5 weeks left to prepare your submission
- there is still time so ring us with your ideas and we can assist you to
George Alexander Foundation/ISS Institute
Submissions for the George Alexander close on July 16.
across Australia in urban, regional and rural areas the George Alexander
foundation/ISS institute fellowship for trades people and artisans to 35 years
Applications are invited in:
* Environment and
* Alternative Energy
Submissions in other areas
considered such as:
* Building and Construction
* Primary Industries
Please forward on to all you feel may be interested and who have
the interest and the passion to study in areas of expertise that are not yet
available in Australia
For more information, go to http://www.issinstitute.org.au/os/index.html
Suite 101/685 Burke Road
Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866
6) Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide
Grant ProgramDeadline:October 1, 2007 (Letters of
Tourism Cares, a nonprofit charity supported by the
tourism industry,administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy
tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve,and
restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.
consideration is to fund projects and programs whose goal is capital
improvements that serve to protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional
cultural, historic, or natural significance; or the education of local host
communities and the travelling public about conservation and preservation of
sites of exceptional cultural, historical, or natural significance.
2007 Worldwide Grant Program goals for grantmaking call for a balanced
distribution to U.S. and non-U.S. recipients. Based on merit and availability of
funds, grants of up to $100,000 each will be considered.
eligible, U.S.-based organizations must have nonprofit,
501(c)(3) status; non-U.S.-based organizations must have
equivalent to the U.S. 501(c)(3).
Visit the Tourism Cares Web site
for complete program information.
7) 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.
8) Full Time Permanent
Position Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.We are
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.
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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