1) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra Talk Series
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Friday 21 November 2008
2) The Prince's of Wales's Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable
Architecture and Urbanism
3) Cultural Heritage courses at Curtin University of
4) Link to Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter
5) WA ICOMOS Christmas Drinks - Peel Town Archaeological Site
6) Link to Heritage South Australia's E-newsletter
7) Draft Parliament House Vista Heritage Management Plan - comments
8) IMPORTANT NOTE: Secretariat hours and E-news, Friday 28 November
9) IMPORTANT NOTE: Australia ICOMOS fax machine
10) Senior heritage consultant, Context
1) Australia ICOMOS - Canberra
The Problem of Human Remains on the ANZAC
Dr Peter Dowling
National Trust (ACT)
During five visits to the Anzac battlefields at Gallipoli between 2003
and 2008, Dr Dowling found human remains on the surface in several areas
which are highly frequented by visitors. In April 2008 alone, 8,000
people visited these areas.
In such areas of high visitation the exposed bones run the risk of being
crushed by the wheels of tourist coaches, or worse by illegal collection
and removal. The National Trust regards this as unacceptable.
Dr Dowling will provide an overview of the nature and significance of the
Anzac battlefields. He will then discuss the issue of human remains and
will outline a survey methodology to detect and manage human bone visible
on the surface in specific areas noted for high tourist visitation and
Members and the public are welcome. Refreshments available.
This is part of a series of talks organised in Canberra by Australia
Time & Date: 5.00-6.30 pm, Thursday 27 November - the
talk will actually start at 5.30.
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East
Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side).
RSVP: To Duncan Marshall at
2) The Prince's of Wales's
Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism
Following the success of the first year of The Prince's of Wales's
Graduate Fellowship in Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism in 2008,
applications are now being considered for the 2009 round of
The Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment have six, fully-funded,
two-year Fellowships which are based for one year at the offices of The
Prince's Foundation in Shoreditch, central London, and for one year at
the offices of a partner architectural firm.
Candidates for this programme must be graduates of an accredited
programme in architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture
or a related discipline, and must demonstrate an understanding of the
relevance of the principles of sustainable urbanism and a commitment to
tackling the ecological challenge.
Applications are welcomed from students and graduates of all relevant
universities and colleges across the globe, and should be available for
full-time employment for the period 26 June 2009 until 30 June 2011.
Fellows will be paid a total of 40,000 pounds over the two-year period.
Please apply by sending a covering letter and a 500 word essay on the
subject: 'How can sustainable urbanism mitigate city sprawl?' Your
application must be supported by a letter of reference from your Head of
School and include portfolio samples.
The closing date is Monday 5th January 2009. Short-listed
candidates will be expected to attend interviews during February or March
Full details of the Fellowships, and how to apply, please see the
attached or visit our website at
Further information about this programme, please contact Edith Platten,
Education Manager, at the address below:
The Prince's Foundation for The Built Environment
19 - 22 Charlotte Road
Tel: 020 7613 8514
Fax: 020 7613 8599
3) Cultural Heritage courses at
Curtin University of Technology
Thinking of upgrading your heritage qualifications?
Cultural Heritage is a fast changing field offering employment in
heritage sites, museums, The National Trust, local and state government,
historical research and, for those with an appropriate prior degree,
architecture and art galleries.
Study at Curtin for a Masters Degree (three semesters full time) or
Graduate Diploma (two semesters full time).
Curtin's Cultural Heritage courses can be taken either full or part-time
and also in distance mode (on-line).
We offer small classes and specialised supervision.
For more information please contact Dr Jennifer Harris
4) Link to Heritage Tasmania's
To view the November 2008 issue of Heritage Tasmania's E-newsletter,
5) WA ICOMOS Christmas Drinks -
Peel Town Archaeological Site
Arguably one of the most important archaeological finds in WA, Dr Shane
Burke and a team of volunteers have worked on the site for the past 2
years, but they have only just begun. The site has been dated to 1830,
the first year of European settlement in WA and has already unearthed a
rich collection of material and structural remains. It is anticipated
that the excavations will continue for a decade.
Shane will give members and friends a tour of this important site and
discuss a range of issues that have had to be dealt with to protect the
Meet at the car park opposite the Naval Base Shacks
Date & Time: Wednesday 3 December, 5.30 pm
Cost: Members $12, non-members $15
Refreshments will be served after the tour
To RSVP or for more information contact Anne on
(08) 9212 1116 by Friday 28 November.
6) Link to Heritage South
To view the November 2008 issue of Heritage South Australia's
7) Draft Parliament House Vista
Heritage Management Plan - comments invited
The National Capital Authority will advertise on 22 November
seeking public comments on this plan, prepared in accordance with the
EPBC Act. The plan can be downloaded from the NCA's website
Comments close on 23 January 2009.
8) IMPORTANT NOTE: Secretariat
hours and E-news, Friday 28 November 2008
On Friday 28 November, the E-news will be emailed between 9 and
9.30am. Please ensure that submissions for this issue of the E-news are
2pm Thursday 27 November.
Please also note that the Secretariat's office will not be staffed after
9.30am on this day, but will be staffed on Wednesday 26
9) IMPORTANT NOTE: Australia
ICOMOS fax machine
The fax machine to which Australia ICOMOS receives faxes was not
operating properly for approximately the last two weeks, but is now fully
operational. If any faxes were sent during this time, please re-fax to
(03) 9251 7158. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
10) Senior heritage consultant,
Context is looking for an experienced heritage consultant to be
part of our team working on a range of interesting heritage projects,
- local heritage studies
- municipal heritage
plans and strategies
- conservation management
heritage processes: consultation, workshops etc
- social significance
- Indigenous heritage
management: places, policies, research
You would be part of a small, specialist team, working for existing and
new clients. Communication skills are important as you would have direct
client contact, and be managing project teams comprising internal and
external consultants. You would need skills in time management,
delegation, creative and strategic thinking, and working
The right person will have broad experience and well-honed skills in
heritage assessment, planning and management. Your specialisation could
be in one of many relevant disciplines, including: planning and policy,
cultural landscapes, architecture, history, archaeology, urban or rural
geography, or other allied field.
Previous work as a consultant, including project management, would be a
distinct advantage. Suitable applicants will have 5-8+ years
As well as heritage, Context works in the fields of community and
environment, and others on our team offer skills in facilitation,
community information, consultation, environmental policy and planning,
education and training and change management and more!
The position is full-time, and based in Brunswick (Victoria). Some travel
locally and interstate is involved.
While we are looking for someone to join our in-house team, we are also
always interested in talking with other consultants about possible
General enquiries about the position can be directed to David Speller -
email@example.com - 03 9380 6933. Our website offers a
good overview of the firm -
Please send an application - including a letter addressing your interests
in Context and the requirements described above plus your resume - to
David Speller by email or by post (Context Pty Ltd, 22 Merri Street,
Brunswick 3056) no later than Friday 28 November 2008.
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