Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 295
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Friday 17 August 2007

1)  Interpretation Australia Association National Conference 2007
2)  New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference 2007
3)  2007 SAHANZ Conference
4)  Announcement from Mike Collins, Chair of the NSW Heritage Council
5)  New publication: A Setting for Justice
6)  Government media releases
7)  News from SA Heritage
8)  Opportunity for Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellowship in University of Leicester, Dept. of Museum Studies
9)  Heritage Landscape Advice: Outreach Pilot Project: South West Region
10)  Tender: Preparation of OPH Interpretation Plan 2007-2013
11)  Situation Vacant: NSW Heritage Office


1) Interpretation Australia Association National Conference 2007
6-9 November
IAA is a national organisation dedicated to the advancement of the profession of heritage interpretation.  For more information see the conference website:


2) NEW GROUND: Australasian Archaeology Conference 2007
21-26 September
A joint conference of the archaeological societies of Australasia.
An event to bring together archaeologists and practitioners from all fields of research and practice to establish a new platform for research interchange in Australasian archaeology. 'New Ground' will focus on sharing the results of ground-breaking research, making connections between the diverse array of archaeologies practised and setting directions for future studies, promotion and conservation practice in Australasian archaeology. More information


3) 2007 SAHANZ Conference
21 -24 September
Panorama to Paradise: Scopic Regimes in Architectural and Urban History and Theory
The 24th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) will be held at the UniSA  City West Campus, Adelaide from Friday 21 - Monday 24 September 2007. More information


4) Announcement from Mike Collins, Chair of the NSW Heritage Council

Susan MacDonald, Director of the NSW Heritage Office, has resigned to take up a position with the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles as Director of Field Projects.

This is a highly prized position amongst cultural heritage managers and Susan was successful from a very competitive international field of applicants. Her application was thoroughly endorsed by both Reece McDougall, Executive Director of the NSW Heritage Office, and myself and we are thrilled that Susan emerged as the successful applicant. Susan’s appointment is also a further acknowledgment of the calibre of professional staff that we (all of us) develop here in Australia – Australians are leading heritage management practice all around the world. At Christchurch recently I was overwhelmed by the centrality of Aussies in world cultural heritage management.

Whilst she will be sorely missed by all of her colleagues in Australia, I am sure that her re-location to LA with her family will still provide ample opportunities for us to catch up with her.

Susan has made a great contribution to cultural heritage management in Australia, and particularly from my point of view over the past six years in her role as Director of the Heritage Office and Deputy to Reece.


5) New publication

“A setting for Justice
Building for the Supreme Court of NSW”

Written by Rosemary Annable for the Attorney Generals Dept of NSW

Rosemary Annable is a consultant historian who has worked for over twenty years in the field of heritage studies, researching buildings and sites for conservation projects.
978 086840 917 7 July 2007 UNSW Press
192pp 230x230mm PB AUD $49.95
currently offering a 20% discount if ordered via the special link

order via special link
phone UNSW Bookshop  02 9385 6689


6) Government media releases
TITLE: iPod tour 13 August 2007
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
Visitors to the National Archives of Australia’s Memory of a Nation exhibition will be able to tune into their heritage thanks to an innovative iPod® tour launched in Canberra today. Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator George Brandis, and Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, John Cobb, said the joint project brought to life iconic records and key moments in the Australian story.

TITLE: Bussell family diaries chronicle WA's pioneering story 13 August 2007
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources
SNIPPET: Media Release THE HON JOHN COBB MP Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Member for Parkes Monday 13th August 2007 BUSSELL FAMILY DIARIES CHRONICLE WA'S PIONEERING STORY The original diaries of one of Western Australia's first pioneering families to arrive in the state's south west, will now be available to all Australians, Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, the Hon John Cobb MP said today.


7) News from SA Heritage

Showcasing SA Heritage Places
A virtual treasure trove of information is now available at:   (pages of the Heritage section of the DEH website)

Applications now invited for the 2007/2008 DEH South Australian Built Heritage Research Fellowship.
Postgraduate students or established freelance researchers may apply. Applications close Monday 10 September 2007. Information, guidelines, an application form and a list of suggested topics are available from the Director of the Architecture Museum, Dr Christine Garnaut: email: or p: (08) 8302 0204.



8) Opportunity for Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellowship in University of Leicester, Dept. of Museum Studies

To Museum and Heritage Researchers

The Department of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester is seeking expressions of interest from post-doctoral researchers with an exciting museum and/ or heritage related researchproject which would benefit from a 9-10 month fellowship in the Department. Fellows are encouraged not only to conduct research but also to give lectures and seminars and to participate in the intellectual life of the institution.

This Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship:
·        is for 9-10 months and must begin no later than February 2009
·        has a living allowance of up to  1,750 per month
·        pays for a return airfare between country of residence and the UK
·        provides up to 1700 towards travel and subsistence for conference attendance, research trips etc.

·        candidates with less than 8 years post-doctoral research
·        candidates must be citizens of, and resident in, a country other than the UK, and should intend to return to that country at the end of the Fellowship.

Applications should consist of the following:
·        Brief CV of candidate;
·        Summary of proposed research and other activities (around 100 wds);
·        Indication of duration;
·        Breakdown of costs and any internal or other external support provided.

Please email your application to Dr Lisanne Gibson ( by 5pm (GMT) 21st September 2007. We will consider applications for submission of the best application to the University for consideration by the University's 8th October 2007 deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

Please direct all enquiries to Dr Lisanne Gibson at the contact details listed below.

Lisanne Gibson BA, PhD (Griffith)
Department of Museum Studies
University of Leicester
105 Princess Road East
Leicester, LE17LG, UK
Ph: +44 (0) 116 252 5719


9) Heritage Landscape Advice
Outreach Pilot Project: South West Region

The Heritage Strategy, Victoria's Heritage: Strengthening our communities, delivers a new and enhanced range of programs and initiatives to recognise, protect, interpret and manage Victoria’s diverse heritage. Part of the strategy’s Capacity Building Program, the Heritage Landscapes Advice Project aims to improve the access owners/managers of heritage landscapes have to technical expertise. A trial of the Project in Victoria’s South West region is being undertaken by Heritage Victoria.

Heritage Victoria is seeking to appoint qualified and experienced heritage landscape specialists as contractors to provide advice from October 2007 to 30th June 2008 in Victoria’s south-west (ie Shires of Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Moyne, Corangamite and Colac-Otway and the City of Warrnambool). 

For a copy of the Brief visit: The closing date for submissions is 4pm, Friday 24th August 2007.

For further information contact:
Pam Enting
Outreach Co-ordinator
Heritage Victoria
Level 7, 8 Nicholson Street
East Melbourne 3002
Ph: 9637 9486


10) Tender:
Preparation of the Old Parliament House Interpretation Plan 2007-2013

The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts invites suitably qualified and experienced consultants to submit proposals to prepare the Old Parliament House (OPH) Interpretation Plan 2007-2013.

The Department is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced consultant to prepare an interpretation plan for OPH for the period 2007-2013. The successful tenderer will be expected to create an innovative plan which will present an exciting but appropriate framework to explore the evolving story of Australia’s democracy and the history of OPH. The plan will need to incorporate the new initiatives at OPH, including the Gallery of Australian Democracy and the Australian Prime Ministers Centre, as well as working with the Heritage Management Plan.

In addition to relevant professional qualifications and experience, it would be an advantage for Tenderers to have experience in working within Heritage constraints.

The Tender will close at 2:00pm (local time in the ACT) on 3 September 2007.

Tender documentation is available from Austender at Tenders may be lodged through the Austender site. Physical lodgement is available. Details within Conditions of Submission.

The contact for this tender is Edwina Jans, Heritage Interpretation Manager, Old Parliament House at

King George Terrace
T: 02 6270 8234
F: 02 6270 8107


11) Situation Vacant : NSW Heritage Office

Applications have been called for the position of Director, Heritage Office, NSW Department of Planning following Susan Macdonald's resignation to take up a position with the Getty Conservation Institute in October.

The Heritage Office, Department of Planning is a NSW government agency with responsibility for administration of the Heritage Act and for leadership and co-ordination of policy and strategies involving state and local government and the community to improve heritage conservation across the state.

DIRECTOR Senior Officer Level 2. Permanent full time. Total remuneration package valued up to $147,514 including salary of $124,873 to $133,678 Heritage Office (Pos No HO 07/XX). This officer will assist the Executive Director and provide leadership to the staff of the Office in the implementation of the NSW Government heritage policy.

Essential: Excellent leadership and management skills, vision, communication and negotiation skills. University qualifications in a heritage related field, practical professional experience and accumulated knowledge and interest in heritage conservation. Comprehensive knowledge of the needs, issues and challenges relating to heritage conservation. High level policy development skills gained in a senior position. High level communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability in managing organisational change in line with Public Sector reform principles. Proven ability in managing a multi-disciplinary teams with an understanding and commitment to the issues of equity, occupational health and safety, diversity and opportunity in human resource management. Commitment to ethical work practices.

An remuneration package within the Senior Officer Level 2 Band, will be negotiated. Information package : Lynne Barnes (02) 9873 8584. Inquiries Reece McDougall, Executive Director (02) 9873 8584.

Closing Date: 24 August 2007

Application form and full position description are available from

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