1) 31st meeting of the World Heritage Committee in
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managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and
in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland July 19-21 .
An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 6 July 2007
2) eXtreme heritage Less than 2 weeks to go!
3) Australia ICOMOS W.A. Membership-- First Winterschool
4) Port Arthur ‘anniversary’ symposium 56 October 2007
5) ICOMOS International Training Committee
6) Government media releases
7) Call for Applications -ISSI Fellowship
8) News from ICCROM
9) Vacancy - Heritage Consultant/Archaeologist - Christchurch, New
1) 31st meeting
of the World Heritage Committee in Christchurch
I attended the meeting as a member of the Australian delegation, along
with representatives from the Australian Government, the Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park Authority, the Tasmanian Government, the NSW Heritage
Council and the Sydney Opera House. The delegation was led by Greg
Terrill of the Department of Environment and Water Resources.
The big news was of course the inscription of the Sydney Opera House, but
the Australian accent was prominent throughout the meeting, with the
Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee represented by (among
others) David Sheppard (IUCN) and Joan Domicelj (ICOMOS). Anita Smith and
her NZ colleague Kevin Jones presented a progress report on their
Thematic Study of Cultural Landscapes in the Pacific, which was warmly
welcomed by the meeting and recommended by the World Heritage Committee
as a model for thematic studies underpinning future tentative lists and
nominations. Another delegation member, Jon Day from the Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park Authority, has been working on updating the Periodic
Reporting methods for World Heritage Properties, and his presentation was
also well received.
Despite a burst of Antarctic weather at the start of the week (those who
attended the Tamaki Old Christchurch Town and Pa event had an
unforgettable evening)nothing could have been warmer than the welcome we
received from our New Zealand friends. Every session began and ended in
song. The opening Powhiri in the afternoon, and dinner at the Airforce
World Museum in the evening, were spectacular events. ICOMOS New Zealand
also entertained us lavishly in the setting of the Victorian Gothic
Provincial Council Buildings. Thanks to all in Christchurch for making us
so welcome! I must also mention with admiration and awe the outstanding
job done by the Deputy Chair of the Committee, Ole Briseid, who managed
the meeting with unfailing efficiency and good humour.
Australia will be standing for election to the World Heritage Committee
at the forthcoming General Assembly of States Parties in October, running
in association with Vanuatu to improve representation of the Pacific
region, and carry on the good work in this area of the New Zealand
delegation and the retiring Chair of the Committee, Paramount Chief Tumu
Te Heu Heu. The Australian team standing for the Committee, announced at
the Australian reception on the Saturday night, includes Greg Terrill,
Jon Day and our very own Anita Smith.
heritage: managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes,
natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and
Less than 2 weeks to go!
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference, Cairns, Far North
Queensland July 19-21
ICOMOS W.A. Membership
The Old Observatory, West Perth
14th July 2007
Winterschool theme: - Cultural Landscapes and Monuments of
P R O G R A M M E
Registration and teas & coffees
Welcome and introduction by WA member of 2007 National Executive AI
Opening of Winterschool
Keynote Address on 2007
theme Christopher Vernon (UWA)
11:00am Capital City Heritage Initiatives
(City of Perth)
History of a Conservation
Practice Kevin Palassis. (Palassis
12 noon The Coastal Heritage of WA
2:15pm A Lay Persons Perspective of Heritage
A & R Poulton (Hoopers Winery)
- 1:45pm Advocacy for Heritage
A/Prof Jenny Gregory (NTWA)
Heritage at Risk -
Chair: WA ICOMOS
Landscapes Chair: WA ICOMOS
Winterschool followed by sunset choir practice on the verandah
Contact: Don Newman M.Australia ICOMOS
9384 3826 (H)
4) Port Arthur
This year marks a significant anniversary for the Port Arthur Historic
Site Management Authority (PAHSMA), being the 20th anniversary of the
establishment of the Authority (1987), as well as 30 years since the
first archaeological project was carried out by a team from the
University of Sydney, led by Maureen Byrne. PAHSMA is proposing to
host a mini symposium on 56 October to acknowledge the significant
achievements of the past 20/30 years. While a full program is yet
to be finalised, it is likely to include an afternoon of presentations to
review the history and achievements of the PAHS, a special dinner event
on the evening of Friday 5 October, an archaeology planning workshop on
the morning of Saturday 6 October followed by an excursion to the Coal
Mines Historic Site.
5 -6 October 2007
While this series of events is open to anyone with an interest in the
Port Arthur Historic Site, we particularly wanted to alert and invite
those of you who have been involved with the site in the past.
We will provide further details as they are finalised but if you are of a
mind to reacquaint yourself with Port Arthur or even visit us for
the first time keep 56 October free to come and help us
celebrate. We would love to see you. If you would like to be
included on a distribution list for updates please send your details to
either Greg Jackman
or contact either of us on (03) 6251 2339.
International Training Committee
INTERNATIONAL WORKING CONFERENCE
“TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN CRAFTS FOR CONSERVATION”
18-21 October 2007
The Training Committee of ICOMOS in collaboration with the City of Pisa
will be holding a conference from the 18th
till the 21st of October.
The focal point of the conference will be the consideration that craft
and craftsmanship are central in our efforts to preserve our heritage.
All our knowledge and research will at some point have to find its way
into crafts and craftsmanship.
The outcome of the conference will be presented at the General Assembly
in Quebec 2008.
For more information:
CIF: CASPAR M LAFFRÉE
c.o. Instituut Collectie
Fax to: +31 (0)20 305
NL-1070 KA Amsterdam
TITLE: Dampier Archipelago joins National Heritage List
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources T101/07 3rd July 2007
DAMPIER ARCHIPELAGO JOINS NATIONAL HERITAGE LIST The renowned rock art of
Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago (including the Burrup Peninsula)
has been included in the National Heritage List.
7) Call for
FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA IN URBAN, REGIONAL AND RURAL AREAS
THE GEORGE ALEXANDER FOUNDATION/ISS INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP
for trades people and artisans to 35 years of age
Applications are invited in:
* Environment and Sustainability
* Alternative Energy
Submissions in other areas will be considered such as:
* Engineering Trades
* Building and Construction
* Primary Industries
* Specialist Trades
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
Applications to be received at the ISS Institute office no later than 4
pm Monday July 16, 2007.
For more information, go
8) News from
NEW MEMBER STATE
2July. ICCROM is pleased to announce the adhesion of Lesotho as a
new Member State as of 1 July 2007. The adhesion of Lesotho brings the
number of Member States of ICCROM to 120.
Regional course on preservation and restoration of wooden structures,
1June. Applications are now open for the regional course on preservation
and restoration of wooden structures in the Asia Pacific Region to be
held in Japan from 18 September 19 October 2007.
Application deadline: 6 July 2007
AFRICA 2009 - Special Thematic Seminar: Cultural Heritage
Management and the Challenges of HIV/AIDS
24 May. Applications are now open for the Special Thematic Seminar:
Cultural Heritage Management and the Challenges of HIV/AIDS to be held in
Zambia from 19 23 November 2007.
Application deadline: 17 July 2007
2 July. From 2 July - 3 August, the ICCROM Library will be closed to the
public during summer 2007 for book cleaning.
ATHÂR course begins
14 June. Under the Patronage the Minister of Tourism and
Antiquities of Jordan, and the
auspices of ATHÂR Programme, the Second Core Regional Course on
Conservation of Heritage Sites in the Arab Region began.
Opus International Consultants Ltd is New Zealand's largest and most
dynamic multidisciplinary consultancy with offices located in New Zealand
9) Vacancy - Heritage
Consultant/Archaeologist - Christchurch, New Zealand
We have an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic team player within
the Property Services Group in our Christchurch office in New
The Heritage Consultant/Archaeologist will assist in delivering quality
services to a wide range of clients including local government agencies
who have responsibility over Heritage Assets. These can encompass a range
of heritage places including archaeological sites, buildings, cemeteries,
bridges and other structures that have heritage status.
We are looking for someone who has an appropriate heritage qualification
and experience in the identification, preservation, enhancement or
commercial development of heritage assets and values. New Zealand
experience is essential.
Please send your application or requests for position description
Anthony van Meer, Property Services Manager, P O Box 1482, Christchurch,
Or email email@example.com
Applications close Friday 13 July.
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