1) World Heritage: A seminar for Australia ICOMOS
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2) Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting: Friday 23 November 2007
at 4 pm
3) Australia Wins World Heritage Committee Seat
4) Tewkesbury Lecture: Integrating ‘Geofizz’, Aerial Survey,
Visualisation and GIS in Archaeology
5) The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference
6) Int Call for Abstracts for the
11TH US/ICOMOS Int.
7) Tasmanian Heritage Review
8) Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and
9) News from Historic Houses Trust NSW: Dr Foyle's event date
10) Polish up Those Heritage Credentials @ Deakin
11) News from Heritage Tas October 2007
12) News from Heritage SA October 2007
13) Situation Vacant: Secretariat Officer Australia
1) World Heritage
A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members
Friday 23 November 2007 at 1 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW
To celebrate the recent meeting of the World Heritage Committee in New
Zealand, and the inscription of the Sydney Opera House on the World
Heritage List, Australia ICOMOS is holding a free seminar on World
Heritage for its members. Speakers will include Kristal Buckley (ICOMOS
International Vice-President), Joan Domicelj (World Heritage Adviser),
Duncan Marshall (UNITAR World Heritage lecturer), Anita Smith (Australia
ICOMOS World Heritage Reference Group coordinator) and Leah McKenzie
(Australia ICOMOS ISC coordinator).
The topics to be covered include the World Heritage process, the concept
of Outstanding Universal Value, the role of tentative lists, how
nominations are assessed by the ICOMOS and IUCN and the World Heritage
Committee, and issues such as the representivity of the World Heritage
The seminar will be held in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House,
starting at 1 pm. Tea and coffee will be available. The seminar will be
followed immediately by the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting at 4
pm. The seminar is open to all Australia ICOMOS members and associates.
Entry is free, but you must register for catering purposes. Register by
firstname.lastname@example.org (Caitlin Allen
telephone 02 9372 8434).
Registrations close on Friday 9 November 2007.
2) Australia ICOMOS Annual
Friday 23 November 2007 at 4 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point,
Notice of the 2007 Annual General Meeting was sent to members and
associates earlier this week, together with nomination forms for election
to the Executive Committee. Six of the present members of the EC were
elected last year and continue for a further year, leaving nine positions
available to be filled. Australia ICOMOS members are encouraged to
nominate for the Executive, and to talk to the existing EC members
(listed on the web site) to find out more about it. Nomination forms will
be sent with the notice of meeting, and must be returned to the
Secretariat by the close of nominations at 2 pm on Friday 2 November
Participation in the election of the Executive Committee and any
voting at the AGM is open to financial members of Australia ICOMOS.
Associates are welcome to attend the AGM but are not eligible to
The AGM will be followed by drinks at the Opera Bar and dinner at a
location nearby (to be confirmed). If you are interested in joining us
for dinner please register your interest beforehand with Caitlin
3) Australia Wins World Heritage
Media release from the Australian Government’s
Department of the Environment and Water Resources. 25th
Australia has won a seat on the prestigious 21-member UNESCO World
Heritage Committee, on the heels of Australia’s 25th world heritage
Australia is one of nine successful candidates announced at the 16th
General Assembly of States
Parties currently underway in Paris, France.
With 17 properties of its own, from the ancient Kakadu National Park
landscape managed jointly with its traditional owners - to the
modern architecture of the newly-listed Sydney Opera House Australia has
been a leader in World Heritage management and promotion.
During its four-year term Australia will work to advance the principles
and integrity of the World Heritage Convention.
Under the Convention nations have a duty to protect places with
outstanding universal value to all mankind because once lost, they
are lost forever.
For over 20 years Australia has set high standards as a State Party,
promoting diversity in listings, supporting Asia-Pacific managers and
championing best practice property management at home.
With a strong track record and a keen interest in building a sustainable
future for all sites, this broader role in world heritage matters will
enhance Australia’s ability to be a leading world heritage property
manager and an active partner in the Asia-Pacific region.
And as the Asia-Pacific Focal Point for world heritage matters, Australia
continues to provide technical support and practical advice to more than
20 countries in our region.
Today the nation is honoured to join a team that is helping care for the
world’s priceless natural and cultural legacy.
Australia’s Committee team will be lead by Dr Greg Terrill, Department of
the Environment and Water Resources, with Dr Anita Smith, Heritage
Victoria and Deakin University, and Mr Jon Day of the Great Barrier Reef
Marine Park Authority.
For more information visit
For further information please contact Greg
Terill on (02) 6274 2044/0417 048 259.
4) Tewkesbury Lecture:
Integrating ‘Geofizz’, Aerial Survey, Visualisation and GIS in
Dr. Michael Doneus
Department of Prehistory and Mediaeval Archaeology
University of Vienna, Austria
Dr Doneus is a full time researcher in the Department of Prehistoric and
Mediaeval Archaeology at the University of Vienna, and Head of the Aerial
Archive. Michael will discuss developments in aerial archaeology,
airborne laser scanning, geophysical prospecting (aka Geofizz), GIS and
visualisation that are used in modern European archaeology. This will be
a very interesting and informative presentation, illustrating the
contribution that geomatics technologies makes to the discipline of
Thursday 8th November
Theatre A, First Floor
Old Engineering Building
The University of Melbourne
Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering, The University of
Enquiries: 03 8344 6754
5) The 14th National Engineering
will focus on all aspects of engineering heritage and
industrial heritage, with a particular interest in works carried out in
Australia. These two-yearly national conferences are cycled throughout
the various States and New Zealand; the last time held here in W.A. was
Presented by Engineering Heritage Australia the conference will be held
at Trinity Conference Centre, adjacent to the University of Western
Australia in Crawley, from Sunday 18 to Wednesday 21 November 2007.
The conference program has themes chosen to appeal to all those
interested in engineering and industrial heritage, with plenty of
opportunity for debate and exchange of information. There will be 28
papers presented, including seven keynote presentations, plus an opening
address by Lieutenant General (Retd) John Sanderson, AC
Papers at the conference will cover activities such as assessment,
conservation, interpretation and ongoing management of engineering and
The principal themes for the conference are
- Promoting heritage conservation practice for professional
- Preserving & passing on heritage trade skills
- Industrial heritage of the Australian hardwood timber industry
- Conservation of large timber structures
- Development of wireless communication in Australia
- Engineering heritage of resource development in Australia
- Engineering heritage of the water industry
For all enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat
Debrett’s Conference & Event Management
PO Box 441, NEDLANDS, WA, 6909
Telephone: +61 8 9386 3282
Fax: +61 8 9386 3292
6) International Call for Abstracts
US/ICOMOS International Symposium
Developing a comprehensive approach to US
participation in the global heritage community
May 28 - 31, 2008, Washington, DC, USA
(Deadline for abstract submittal: November 15, 2007)
The 11th US/ICOMOS
International Symposium will initiate a process for implementing the
recommendations of the PreserveAmerica Summit’s “Participating in the
Global Community” panel that will reinvigorate and enhance the U.S. role
in international preservation. The Global Community panel made
recommendations in four areas: community building, stewardship,
leadership, and capacity-building (more detailed recommendations for
these four areas are outlined below).
US/ICOMOS seeks abstracts that discuss innovative, successful programs
and partnerships from the Unietd States and other countries involving
collaboration in international preservation within these four broad
areas. US/ICOMOS is particularly interested in receiving abstracts
from the international community that discuss the benefits received from
collaboration with US preservationists, organizations, and agencies in
addition to abstracts from US preservationists who have benefited from
international collaboration in their work. Other multilateral and
bilateral programs with third countries are also welcome.
In addition to invited and selected papers to be presented at the
symposium, US/ICOMOS is initiating a series of panel discussions amongst
our members prior to the symposium, each of which will result in draft
recommendations, or action items, to be presented to the full symposium
in Washington, DC. The symposium will also include break-out
sessions for each panel that will allow conference attendees to discuss
and finalize the draft recommendations into final reports that will be
presented to the entire conference during the closing session.
For the full PreserveAmerica report, please visit
Also, visit the US/ICOMOS website for more information on this and past
7) Tasmanian Heritage Review
The Tasmanian historic heritage legislation is
currently under review, and the Minister has now released a Position
Paper on the reform of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.
Submissions are invited and should be lodged by 31 October 2007.
The position paper is available on-line on Heritage Tasmania's website.
However, if you have any problem with
accessing the paper from the website, please phone Heritage Tasmania on
Elspeth Wishart is co-ordinating a submission from ICOMOS. If you would
like to contribute to this submission could you please provide comments
to Elspeth (email@example.com no later than 25 October,
although earlier would be appreciated.
8) Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr
Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture QLD
The National Trust of Qld invites you to
Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture
The Brisbane Institute and The National Trust of Queensland are pleased
to be bringing well known architectural historian, archaeologist and
Executive Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain, Dr Jonathon
Foyle to Brisbane in November.
You are invited to attend either the professional workshop (numbers
strictly limited) or public talk on the Wednesday evening at the Masonic
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 6pm
Venue: The Grand Hall, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 13 November ph: 3220 2198 or
COST: $22* general admission; $11* full-time student
$15* for National Trust members, BI members & Sponsors
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 10am to 12noon
Venue: Meeting Room, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 9 November ph: 3229 1788 or
COST: $45 - Workshop includes morning tea, light lunch
plus optional tour of Masonic Memorial Centre -
Limited spacesBooking essential
9) News from Historic Houses Trust
Hampton Court: The Lost Palace
With international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle
In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr
Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s
most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the
World Monuments Fund.
Dr Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian, archaeologist and chief
executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain. Jonathan is a regular
presenter and specialist on many successful history programs in the UK
such as Time team and Meet the ancestors and he presents
the search for both Henry VIII and The Vikings in the forthcoming US
History Channel Series Lost worlds. As Buildings Curator at
Historic Royal Palaces for over seven years, he was responsible for
researching the history and detailed architectural development of Hampton
Court. His research discovered important new information about Cardinal
Thomas Wolsey’s original palace and its Italian Renaissance influences.
Introduced by Ann Toy, Supervising Curator at Government House. Followed
by refreshments and an exclusive opportunity to view the new furnishings
in the drawing room.
Please note that this event has been moved to Friday 16 November
Friday 16 November | 6.30pm 8.30pm |
General $35 Conc/Members $30 | Includes light refreshments |
Bookings essential T 02 8239 2211
Each hour of participation in these events may contribute to the
annual informal CPE requirements for architect’s registration
10) Polish up Those Heritage
Credentials @ Deakin
Do you need to
refresh your brain with up-to-date professional development?
whippersnappers with Master degrees nipping at your Bachelor heels?
tempted to go the full monty with a PhD?
Deakin University's off-campus, part-time programs in Cultural Heritage
& Museum Studies are available to fit further study into your life
and work. The expertise of Australia's biggest and only distance-catering
heritage and museum course is at your service.
Our highly flexible program enables you to claim advanced standing for
existing studies and professional experience in heritage-relevant
Subjects include Heritage and Development; World Heritage; HeritageLaw;
Conservation Practice; Heritage Interpretation; Heritage
Past and current students testify that Deakin has excellent study
materials,convenient library orders by internet with delivery to your
letterbox,highly practical assignments, and expert staff who aim to be
Contact Dr Linda Young, Course Director, to check what Deakin Cultural
Heritage & Museum Studies can do for you: 9251 7130;
11) News from Heritage
Tasmania October 2007
Some of this months highlights include:
Collegiate School archaeological dig
In early September a section of the playground at Collegiate School’s
Founders Hall in Hobart became the site of an archaeological dig.
Christine Richardson, Head of Collegiate’s Middle School, said the dig
has provided students with a unique learning opportunity under the
guidance of consultant and archaeologist, Mr Parry Kostoglou.
Heritage Tasmania update
The end of September saw the release of the much anticipated position
paper on the reform of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995,
which has been a long-term project for Heritage Tasmania. It outlines
reforms to amend the Act and make heritage management clearer, more
consistent and generate greater certainty for property owners, developers
and local government.
Tasmanian Heritage Festival 2008 Tasmania’s magical
The theme for the 2008 Tasmanian Heritage Festival has been announced by
the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). Falling under the banner of
“leisure and recreation” the theme is “Tasmania’s magical landscapes”.
Two Tree Point listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register
The Tasmanian Heritage Council has provisionally listed Two Tree Point at
Bruny Island on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. This place is important
because it is an early European landing site within Australia, and
demonstrates the evolution of Tasmania’™s history. Both Captain James
Cook and Captain William Bligh replenished their supplies of fresh water
from Resolution Creek at Two Tree Point.
New website showcases National Trust properties
National Trust properties and Tasmania’s historic heritage have taken
centre stage on a new website. With the National Trust performing an
important role in presenting and promoting its historic properties around
Tasmania, the new website will make these places even more accessible to
visitors and the community. The
website address is:
LUNCHTIME SEMINAR SERIES
Lake Margaret Power Scheme: Tuesday 30 October, 12.30 1.30pm
Sarah Waight, the Senior Heritage Consultant with Hydro Tasmania will
talk about the heritage conservation of one of Australia’s oldest hydro
electric power schemes Lake Margaret. Venue:Level 6, 134 Macquarie
Street frrom 12.30pm 1.30pm. For further information please contact
Robyn Shaw at Heritage Tasmania on 6233 2067 or email
Phone: 1300 850 332 (local call cost) or (03) 6233 2037 | Fax: (03) 6233
3186 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12) News from Heritage South
Australia - October 2007
Full newsletter can be viewed online at
Tour a State Heritage Area without leaving home
A great new feature of the DEH State Heritage Areas website is the
addition of interactive maps that allow you to point and click your way
through each of South Australia’s 17 State Heritage Areas. To take a
stroll along Petticoat Lane in Penola, or see the sunrise over the
Arckaringa Hills, or to find out what makes the garden suburb of Colonel
Light Gardens so special, go to the ‘Visiting’ page of the State Heritage
State Heritage Places recently entered in the South Australian
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of the former Koonibba Lutheran
Mickey Free Lawrie Drive, Koonibba via Ceduna
This church, erected in 1910, is one of only two structures remaining
from the early days of the Koonibba Mission. Read more at
Former Wolseley Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot
Bordertown Wolseley Road, Wolseley
A significant reminder of South Australia’s contribution to Australia’s
national defences during World War II. Read more at
Heritage Surveys/ Development Plan Amendments - Update
There has recently been a formal change in planning terminology: as of 27
September 2007 Plan Amendment Reports (PARs) are now known as Development
Plan Amendments (DPAs).
Heritage conservation skills under the spotlight
NSW Heritage Office and Heritage Victoria recently held a two-day
National Workshop on Professional Heritage Conservation Skills &
Training in Sydney, with a ‘miniature’ version held in Victoria shortly
after. John Fidler, former Head of Conservation at English Heritage, Vice
President of ICCROM, Getty Scholar and now practitioner in the U.S. with
forensic engineers SGH,was a keynote speaker. John has been involved in
developing the professional accreditation processes established in
England and also the construction industry survey and action plan to
address the loss of trade skills in England.
PowerPoint presentations delivered by John Fidler can be accessed through
the Heritage Victoria website
Email email@example.com or phone 08 8124
The Heritage Branch of the South Australian Department for Environment
and Heritage aims to identify, protect, conserve and promote State
Heritage Places and Maritime Heritage within the context of relevant
legislation - the Heritage Places Act 1993, the State Historic
Shipwrecks Act 1981 and the Australian Government's Historic
Shipwrecks Act 1976.
T. (08) 8124 4960
F. (08) 8124 4980
13) Situation Vacant:
Australia ICOMOS Inc
After years of devoted service, our Secretariat
Officer, Nola Miles, is moving on, and Australia ICOMOS is therefore
seeking an energetic, multi-skilled and self-reliant person for the
part-time position (2 to 3 days per week) of Secretariat Officer,
starting in December or January. The position is based at Burwood campus,
Deakin University in Melbourne. Duties include administrative support to
the Executive Committee, receipt and distribution of messages and
correspondence (phone, post, fax, email), financial data entry, banking,
preparation of weekly e-mail News, maintenance of membership database,
handling membership applications and renewals, filling orders, and
organising distribution of Historic Environment. Familiarity with
Microsoft Office (including Access database) and Quickbooks accounting
system would be an advantage.
Further information from Helen Lardner, tel 03 9347 5522. Please send an
outlining your relevant skills and availability by Friday,
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Australia ICOMOS e-mail news or submit an article, or you wish to be
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