Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 753

  1. Vale Bill Nethery
  2. ASHA public lecture, 24 October, Sydney
  3. Miles Glendinning: Talk on the Global History of Mass Housing, Thursday 27 October, Sydney
  4. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Monday 24 October
  5. University of Melbourne: Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage – applications open
  6. Heritage as a Public Good – references / sources?
  7. “Caring for Collections and How to Fund it”, free workshop, Adelaide, 10 November
  8. Master of Heritage Studies @ UWA – applications open
  9. Illegal demolition of Melbourne’s Corkman Irish Pub
  10. “Managing Collection Environments” – new Getty Conservation Institute course
  11. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open
  12. Duldig Studio Winner of the Historical Interpretation Award
  13. Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop
  14. Survey on the Cultural Heritage and Scientific Values of Swamp Kauri
  15. SHATIS’17, 20-22 September 2017, Istanbul – call for papers
  16. Getty Conservation Guest Scholars – applications open
  17. Getty Foundation Keeping It Modern Grants – applications open
  18. National Heritage Listing for Snowy Mountain Scheme – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release
  19. Public lecture: World Monument’s Fund’s Lisa Ackerman, Deakin University, Wednesday 30 November
  20. Port Arthur Talks, Thursday 27 October 2016
  21. Green Museum Project Sustainability Seminar, 16 November, Melbourne
  22. Call for Nominations for Australian Archaeological Association Awards – reminder
  23. News from Sydney Living Museums
  24. Routledge Archaeology’s full Themes in Archaeology collection available online
  25. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin
  26. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage, 13-15 March 2017, Paris
  27. CHNT 2016, Vienna, 16-18 November 2016 – updates
  28. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney
  29. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect/Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne
  30. SITUATION VACANT Consultant – Heritage, Urbis, Sydney
  31. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage, Perth
  32. SITUATION VACANT Research Fellow in Cultural Heritage & Visualisation, Curtin University


1. Vale Bill Nethery

Dear Colleagues, 

We received the sad news yesterday that former Australia ICOMOS member Bill Nethery passed away in Guatemala, where he had happily established himself in retirement after a period of volatile but improving health.  Bill worked with the Heritage Office / Branch / Division for over 7 years till 2012, most recently in the Listings Section. His many achievements include, in recent years, preparing and guiding to fruition state heritage register listings in Braidwood; Newcastle; Maitland; Prince Henry site, Little Bay; Balgownie Migrant Workers’ Hostel (Nissen Huts), Wollongong and his collaboration with Parramatta City Council on the mobile phone app Digi Macq, aiding self-guided tourism around that city’s many sites linked to Governor Macquarie. You might recall a 2012 talk he gave to the local government heritage sector network day: ‘Hearts & Minds… Parthian shots’ – a witty review of a decade of interpretation practices, good and bad.

Prior to that he worked for the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, preparing CMPs (eg. for 10 Lighthouses on the ‘coastal highway’ in/near National Parks from Port Stephens & South Solitary Island to Montague Island) and for Kinchega National Park; working on policies, public programmes in material culture and on interpretation of sites. Bill worked on CMP planning teams for historic sites around Australia and as a NSW representative on the executive of Interpretation Australia Association. 

Bill also worked in private practice with Mitchell Nethery Associates, preparing interpretation plans for Port Arthur Historic Site; Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf; Walsh Bay Wharf Precinct; and Greycliffe Estate, Nielsen Park.

In retirement, he often spoke of the privilege of working with many incredibly dedicated colleagues in the world of cultural heritage.

Bill had a lust for life, a sharp and active wit, dashing wardrobe, love of (and proficiency in) languages and a passion for and deep knowledge of all kinds of music. He shared his musical enthusiasm with friends via his own CD label ‘Redux Records’ (with a red duck logo). Past lives as a Canadian radio DJ meant his vaults were deep and Bill would readily respond to a colleague’s enthusiasm for (say) jazz or bebop or torch by mixing them a CD, complete with artwork and moody combinations.

He will be fondly remembered.

Stuart Read, M.ICOMOS and Susan Duyker, M.ICOMOS
NSW Heritage Division


2. ASHA public lecture,  24 October, Sydney

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) is holding a public lecture on Monday 24 October 2016 at 6pm, at the YHA Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre (110 Cumberland Street, Sydney).

Professor Paul A. Shackel will be present on his work on historic and contemporary immigration in coal country in Northern Appalachia.

  • Remembering the Lattimer Massacre: Issues of Labor Justice in Northern Appalachia

    In 1897, immigrant coal miners in Northeastern Pennsylvania went on strike to gain similar wages earned by their white, English speaking co-workers. At a confrontation with the sheriff and his deputies, 25 miners were killed and another 40 were wounded. The Lattimer Massacre, considered one of the major miscarriages of American justice, was quickly forgotten, and disappeared from the national public memory. Today, the incident is missing from many of the major labor history text books and it is not part of the Pennsylvania State curriculum.  Through the efforts of many different stakeholders the subjects that surround Lattimer’s place in history – immigration, income equity, and labor justice – are important topics that are relevant and need to be addressed in the contemporary community.

The event will be held at the YHA Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre, the event opens at 5:30pm for a 6pm start time. Tea and coffee will be available beforehand. The talk will finish by 7pm, just in time for a chat, drink and/or dinner at a nearby pub afterwards.

Bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please register at this link.

The event is free for ASHA members and full time students and $10 for all others. If you would like to pay cash on the night, please select the ‘Cheque or Direct Debit’ option and bring the correct change.

If you are not a current member and would like to join before the event, please sign up/renew here.


3. Miles Glendinning: Talk on the Global History of Mass Housing, Thursday 27 October, Sydney

In this one-off Sydney lecture, Prof Miles Glendinning will present his global research project into the history of modern public housing. Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies, Professor of Architectural Conservation at Edinburgh College of Art and expert in post-World War II mass housing, Professor Glendenning joins us as part of an international research trip documenting key public housing projects.

Date & time: Thursday 27 October, 6.00-8.00pm
Venue: Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney

$15 Institute member | $15 ICOMOS & DOCOMOMO Members | $30 Non-member | $10 Students  – buy your ticket


4. Deakin University Cultural Heritage Seminar, Melbourne, Monday 24 October

Deakin University’s next Cultural Heritage Seminar will be a presentation by Dianne Fitzpatrick (The University of Melbourne), on “Managing archaeological collections in Middle Eastern countries”.


This seminar discusses some of the problems associated with long-term management of artefacts and collections at archaeological sites in the Middle East. Each year across the region, archaeological salvage and research projects amass hundreds of thousands of artefacts without any real strategies for managing them in the long-term. Thus, the enormous cost of caring for and preserving collections is carried by governments that host archaeological activities. Many regional governments continue to contend with a post-colonial structural divide that separates them from the West in terms of access to funding, resources and education. The doctoral research which began in 2009 examined what processes are employed at archaeological sites for creating, managing and preserving archaeological collections. New qualitative and quantitative data were created using three modes of investigation which included an extensive literature review, a survey of sixty archaeologists, conservators and curators and conducting field-study at five archaeological sites in Syria and Turkey. Consequently, themes related to governance, management approaches, policy development, assessing collections and estimating future storage needs were identified as factors to be considered. This presentation seeks to bring into focus for archaeologists and governmental policy-makers, strategies to assist in sustainable, long-term management of archaeological collections in Middle Eastern countries.


Dianne Fitzpatrick is an archaeologist, who has worked at archaeological sites in Australia, Israel, Jordan, South Africa, Syria and Turkey. Her recently completed doctoral research is part of the Australian-Syrian Research Collaboration Project at the University of Melbourne, Classics and Archaeology Program entitled, ‘Collections at Risk: An examination of archaeological collections management practices in the Near East. She is a representative of UNESCO’s ‘Roster of Experts’ within the framework of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage Project and a member of the Australian National Committee of SHIRIN (Syrian Heritage in Danger: an International Research Initiative & Network). She has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East and has been the Honorary Collections Manager at the Australian Institute of Archaeology since 2008.

Date: Monday 24 October 2016

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Venue: Theatre Room, Deakin University Melbourne City Centre, 3/550 Bourke Street, Melbourne

RSVP: to Antonio Gonzalez by email


5. University of Melbourne: Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage – applications open

Applications for the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne are now being accepted.

This unique cross-disciplinary and industry-oriented program is open to graduates who are passionate about the social and cultural dimensions of the built environment in the 21st century. The core subjects in the Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage examine contemporary and theoretical approaches to heritage policy, regulation and practice; new approaches to digital technologies and heritage; issues of heritage significance within historical and cross-cultural contexts; cultural heritage and its social and economic impacts, including tourism; and heritage reconstruction. Students will gain critical research and presentation skills in the analysis, documentation and management of heritage sites, landscapes and tangible and intangible cultural practices. Students also study a range of specialist electives, with the option to undertake a research project or industry internship.

Key Features of the program include the examination of:

  • Heritage in a global context, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific
  • Heritage and Digital Technologies
  • Heritage, Natural Disasters and Reconstruction
  • Urban and Landscape Heritage
  • Heritage Interiors and Moveable and Intangible Heritage
  • Property, Construction and Heritage
  • Cultural and Historical Heritage Significance
  • Indigenous Cultural Heritage
  • Cultural Industries, the Arts, Tourism and Heritage

Full details, including instructions on how to apply, can be found here.

Applications for Semester 1 close Wednesday 30 November 2016.


6. Heritage as a Public Good – references / sources?

Heritage Consultant Warwick Mayne-Wilson would be grateful if anyone could advise him if you know of any academic or heritage professionals’ paper, or any state or federal legislation, which treats or identifies heritage items or places in government ownership as a ‘public good’.

If you have any information that relates to the above, email Warwick directly.


7. “Caring for Collections and How to Fund it”, free workshop, Adelaide, 10 November

Where: Thursday 10 November, 1.30-4.00pm

Where: Artlab Australia, 70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide CBD (enter via Morgan Thomas Lane); FREE parking for participants on Torrens Parade Ground, Victoria Drive

Presented by History SA and Artlab to discover the projects and grants your community group or organisation can access to help care for your valued collections.

More information (and parking map) is in the Caring for Collections and How to Fund it flyer.

Please RSVP by Thursday 3 November – (08) 8207 7520 or via email to Artlab


8. Master of Heritage Studies @ UWA – applications open









The University of Western Australia (UWA) is currently accepting applications in the Master of Heritage Studies for study in Semester 1, 2017.  Applications will close on 3 February 2017.

The course is likely to be of interest to those who wish to work in a field that intersects with heritage, be this in government, the business sector, non-government organisations, international organisations, museums, universities, heritage agencies, national and provincial parks and more.

The Master of Heritage Studies covers tangible and intangible heritage including natural, cultural and historical heritage. Students will have the opportunity to travel across Western Australia and around the world, to understand heritage issues and learn how to work with industries and governments to record, manage and present heritage in partnership with Indigenous communities. The Master degree includes both an exchange program to China – critical for students wishing to be competitive in the Asian Century – and the opportunity for highly desired professional placements.

Please email the Post Grad team for further information or apply now!


9. Illegal demolition of Melbourne’s Corkman Irish Pub

Australia ICOMOS is monitoring the issues around the illegal demolition of Melbourne’s Corkman Irish Pub, formerly the Carlton Inn Hotel, built 1857.

 Readers of this newsletter may also like to note the following media stories:

A group of concerned people are also “calling for a public inquiry into the demolition of this building for profit and the need for stronger protections of Melbourne landmarks” – visit this link for more information.


10. “Managing Collection Environments” – new Getty Conservation Institute course

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our new course “Managing Collection Environments: Preserving Collections in the Age of Sustainability”.  This three-phase course, which includes online activities, an intensive workshop, and a period of distance mentoring, aims to disseminate recent research and thinking on technical aspects of environmental management while enhancing participants’ critical thinking and analysis to different kinds of information, and enhance their decision-making and influence within institutional frameworks. The Course intends to provide up-to-date knowledge on technical advances, practical implementation, and decision-making skills for collection preservation. The Workshop provides an intensive face-to-face opportunity for the dissemination of knowledge, sharing of expertise and skill development.

  • Phase 1 – Online Activities, Beginning March 2017 (10 weeks)
  • Phase 2 – Intensive Workshop, June 5–16, 2017 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2 weeks)
  • Phase 3 – Distance Mentoring, Beginning July 2017 (6 months)


This course is open to 18 mid-to senior-career professionals whose responsibilities include conservation, collection or facility management for collections in cultural institutions, such as museums, libraries and archives. Participants will either be based in an institution or directly contribute to an institution’s mission through long-term consultancy or support. Participants may act as a focal point for an internal network in their institution or project, especially during the mentoring phase.


The total cost of the course is $750, including the pre-course online activities and the six-month mentoring period. This does not include travel to Philadelphia, accommodation and meals during the two-week workshop.


For additional information, and to complete an online application, please visit this link.


30 November 2016


11. Living Heritage Grants Program – applications open

Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Victoria’s heritage is rich and diverse with more than 2,325 State significant heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. These contribute to the liveability of Victoria and provide a wide range of economic, social and other benefits.

The Living Heritage Program – included in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget – will provide $30 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate the State’s key heritage resources.

The Program includes $7 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting ‘at risk’ State-listed heritage places.

Applications are open

The first round of the competitive community heritage grants program is open and will close on 7 November 2016. There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

For more information, visit the Living Heritage Program website.


12. Duldig Studio Winner of the Historical Interpretation Award

Duldig Studio is pleased and honoured to announce that we have been awarded the 2016 Historical Interpretation Award by the Victorian Community History Awards. The Duldig Studio Documentaries were recognised as the most outstanding local history project presented in a unique format at the recent ceremony at the Arts Centre, Melbourne.

The Victorian Community History Awards, which recognise the work of individuals and organisations committed to telling stories of local history, was presented by Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and funded by the Victorian Government.

As noted by the Victorian Community History Awards:

“Fluently narrated by Eva de Jong-Duldig, the story is graphically presented…This distinctive entry falls within the Jewish memoir tradition of exile and loss, the compulsion to bear witness for posterity and the need to cling to tangibles…Eva has fashioned a compelling story from archives and artefacts.”

Duldig Studio Documentaries Volume 1: 4 documentaries, DVD
Writer and presenter: Eva de Jong-Duldig
Filmmaker and producer: Dr David Smith of imaginACTION
Researcher: Melinda Mockridge
Curator: Stefan Damschke

Sincere thanks to the Copland Foundation and imaginACTION for supporting this project.


13. Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop

Western Australian Professional development opportunity – Ellensbrook Investigation Workshop
(3 formal CPD points – AIA)

A practical materials conservation workshop, led by David Young and in conjunction with Peter Baxendale, will be held at Ellensbrook, a National Trust property in Margaret River on Tuesday 22 November. Ellensbrook was settled in 1857 by Alfred and Ellen Bussell in Mokidup, an area of considerable significance to the Wardandi Bibbulmun people.

The workshop will cover a range of topics including sampling, bringing material and structural conservation together and specifying modern materials in conservation.

Date & time: Tuesday 22 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Employed – $150, students – $75; includes catering, excludes travel
Bookings and payments: ph (08) 9321 6088 by Friday 4 November
Enquiries: email Caroline Stokes
More details: click here


14. Survey on the Cultural Heritage and Scientific Values of Swamp Kauri

Extent Heritage Pty Ltd and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research New Zealand) are investigating the cultural heritage and scientific values of swamp kauri. To help us understand the range of values and people’s connection to swamp kauri we have developed a short online survey. We would really appreciate your assistance in filling it out. We estimate it will take 10 mins or less to complete.

You can find the survey at this link.


15. SHATIS’17, 20-22 September 2017, Istanbul – call for papers

International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures
20-22 September 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

The SHATIS’17 International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures is a meeting organized every two years by countries with a rich history in timber structures and an advanced industrial and academic background in the wood sector. After 3 successful conferences in Portugal, Italy and Poland, the 4th edition of SHATIS will take place in Istanbul, Turkey in 2017.

Abstract deadline: 9 December 2016

For more information, download the SHATIS’17 Call for papers and visit the conference website.


16. Getty Conservation Guest Scholars – applications open

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 Getty Conservation Guest Scholars Program, which welcomes conservators, scientists, architects, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and related fields. Applicants should have at least five years’ experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

Deadline for applications – 1 November 2016


17. Getty Foundation Keeping It Modern Grants – applications open

The Getty Foundation is currently accepting letters of inquiry for our 2017 Keeping It Modern grants. Please help us reach preservation architects, conservators, engineers, architectural historians, and other professionals involved with the stewardship of publicly-owned 20th century buildings.

All letters of inquiry are due 1 December 2016.

More information can be found at the Getty Foundation website.


18. National Heritage Listing for Snowy Mountain Scheme – The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP media release

Australia ICOMOS is committed to the dissemination of relevant cultural heritage information. In line with this commitment we are circulating the following media release from the Hon Josh Frydenberg, dated 14 October 2016.

The biggest industrial development Australia has ever attempted, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, today become the 107th place to be added to the National Heritage List.

Constructed between 1949 and 1974, the scheme is made up of 225 kilometres of tunnels, pipelines and aqueducts, with only two per cent of the entire construction visible above the ground.

The National Heritage Listed area includes 15 major dams, nine power stations and a pumping station, covering a mountainous area of 4,600 square kilometres in southern New South Wales.

The scheme’s dams, tunnels, aqueducts and power stations are some of the most complex and technical engineering and construction feats in the country and the world. Significant engineering advancements were achieved during the construction of the scheme, including rockbolting and the use of 330 kV transmission lines. Importantly, the scheme was completed on time and on budget.

More than 100,000 people from around 30 countries worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

Seventy per cent of these were migrants displaced from their homes in Europe during the Second World War. These workers and their children lived in towns and camps across the Snowy Mountains during construction and still holds a special significance for workers, their descendants and the wider community as a symbol of multicultural Australia.

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is an audacious and brilliant example of modern Australia – a bold idea brought to life by the hard-work of thousands of people coming to Australia from all over the world.

The Snowy Mountains Scheme remains one of Australia’s largest producers of renewable energy, including nearly a third of renewable energy fed into the eastern mainland grid, and water flowing from the scheme supports over $3 billion in agricultural production.

The scheme’s inclusion in the National Heritage List formalises the important chapter the Snowy Scheme has in the Australian story and cements its place in the nation’s history.

For more details click on this link.


19. Public lecture: World Monument’s Fund’s Lisa Ackerman, Deakin University, Wednesday 30 November

Deakin University’s Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation is pleased to announce a public lecture by Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, 3.30-5.00pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016, at Deakin’s Melbourne Corporate Centre.

Please see the Lisa Ackerman Public Lecture flyer for details, and RSVP to Ms Melathi Saldin by email by 25 November to register your attendance. Numbers will be limited, so we encourage you to do so soon.


20. Port Arthur Talks, Thursday 27 October 2016

History in action: performance as interpretation of historic sites
presented by Sue Benner and Alan Andrews

From William Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel, many authors have been writing about history in a fictional framework. Does fiction dilute historical fact? And whose facts are the truth? This talk will focus on the complex nature of writing history that is both narratively accessible yet holds the integrity of the historical evidence. Sue Benner will approach the talk from her writing lens and Alan will discuss his interpretation of the writing through his role as actor.

Sue has been involved in the arts for over 30 years as an administrator, theatre director and producer, teacher and writer. She is Chair of the Tasmanian Theatre Company, Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for the Tasmanian Health and Community Service, President of the local branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts, a member of the TRA Arts Advisory Panel, and a Partner in Turin Productions on the Tasman Peninsula. She is currently involved in the writing and production of interpretive performances at the Port Arthur Historic Site. One day she will retire.

Alan trained as an actor at NIDA and has since worked in theatre, film, television and radio both in Australia and the UK for 44 years. He represented Port Arthur at the first national conference of ‘The International Museum Theatre Alliance’ in Canberra and subsequently sat on ‘The Performance Review Panel’ at the National Museum. He is Vice President of the local branch of Tasmanian Regional Arts and Artistic Director of Turin Productions. He has enjoyed being involved in the research, development and performance of a new Theatre Interpretation program for Port Arthur this year.

When: Thursday 27 October 2016 at 5.30pm

Where: Junior Medical Officer’s Conference Room (rear of the house), Port Arthur Historic Site.

For more information call (03) 6251 2324.

Download the ‘History in action’ flier.


21. Green Museum Project Sustainability Seminar, 16 November, Melbourne

Climate change is a complex and powerful force that is not only disrupting global environments, resources, economies and human societies, but directly and indirectly impacts our tangible and intangible cultural heritage assets as well as the organisations that manage them. As part of the Green Museum Project, Museums Australia (Victoria) invites you to a special seminar on environmental sustainability and its relationship to Victorian cultural heritage collections and organisations.

For more information, click here.

Date: 16 November 2016
Time: 12pm-3pm
Venue: Discovery Centre, Melbourne Museum
Cost: Free – bookings required


22. Call for Nominations for Australian Archaeological Association Awards – reminder

Nominations are called for the following four Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Awards

Closing Date: 30 October 2016


The Rhys Jones Medal is the highest award offered by the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. It was established in honour of Rhys Jones (1941-2001) to mark his enormous contribution to the development and promotion of archaeology in Australia. The Medal is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the field. Established in 2002, previous winners include Sue O’Connor (2011), Mike Morwood (2012), Richard Wright (2013), and Peter Veth (2014).

Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s archaeological career and how this work has benefited Australian archaeology, along with short supporting testimonials from other archaeologists, as well as a full list of the nominee’s publications. Note that nominees do not need to be members of the Association; be an Australian citizen; or work exclusively in Australia or on Australian material.


The Award was established in honour of John Mulvaney and his contribution and commitment to Australian archaeology over a lifetime of professional service. It acknowledges the significant contribution of individual or co-authored publications to the archaeology of the continent of Australia, the Pacific, Papua-New Guinea and South-East Asia, either as general knowledge or as specialist publications. Nominations are considered annually for books that cover both academic pursuits and public interest, reflecting the philosophy of John Mulvaney’s life work. Established in 2004, previous winners include Jane Lydon for “Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission” (2010) and Mike Smith for “The Archaeology of Australia’s Deserts” (2013).

Nominations must be for books written by one or more authors, but not for edited books, published in the last three calendar years (i.e. 2014 2015 or 2016). The nomination must be accompanied by at least two published book reviews. A short citation (no more than one page) on why the book should be considered must also be included.


This Award celebrates the important contribution that Bruce Veitch (1957-2005) made to the practice and ethics of archaeology in Australia. In particular, the award honours Bruce’s close collaboration with Traditional Owners on whose country he worked. It is awarded annually to any individual or group who has had long-standing and sustained engagement with Indigenous communities during archaeological or cultural heritage projects which have produced significant outcomes for Indigenous interests. Established in 2005, previous winners include Ken Mulvaney (2011), Ian McNiven (2012), Daryl Wesley (2013) and Sean Ulm and Amy Roberts (joint winners in 2014).

Nominees will have actively engaged with Indigenous communities to produce successful outcomes. The nature of nominations is flexible (e.g. video tape, audio tape, poster etc), considering the wide range of Indigenous collaborations and the remoteness of some communities. Nominators are strongly encouraged to include supporting statements from relevant Indigenous individuals or community organisations.


This award was established to recognise significant and sustained contribution to the objects and purposes of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Previous winners include Annie Ross (2010), Lynley Wallis (2012) and Fiona Hook (2013).

Nominations should consist of a one page statement outlining the nominee’s contributions to the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Note that nominees must be members of the Association.


Nominations for all Awards will be considered by the Executive of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. with advice as appropriate from senior members of the discipline. The decision of the Executive is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Nominations should be addressed to Lara Lamb, President, AAA and sent via email to arrive no later than 30 October 2016.

Recipients of all awards will be announced at the Australian Archaeological Association Inc. Annual Conference.

Dates: 5-9 December 2016

Location: Terrigal

Host: Darkinjung Aboriginal Land Council


23. News from Sydney Living Museums

To read the latest news from the Sydney Living Museums, click here.


24. Routledge Archaeology’s full Themes in Archaeology collection available online

The final collections in Themes in Archaeology have arrived! From the burial practices of South America, to advancements in aDNA, engaging the public and the forces that threaten to destroy heritage, Routledge Archaeology has it all.

Click here for more information.


25. Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin

To read the latest Cambridge Heritage Research bulletin, click on the following link.


26. ICOMOS / Kyushu University workshop on reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage, 13-15 March 2017, Paris

ICOMOS and Kyushu University, Japan will jointly convene an international workshop in 2017. The workshop is intended as an opportunity to engage in open and constructive discussion on the subject of the reconstruction of destroyed/damaged cultural heritage.

Under the title “A contemporary provocation: reconstructions as tools of future-making”, the venture is a pilot initiative of the ICOMOS University Forum, and will be hosted by ICOMOS in Paris from 13-15 March 2017.

Although primarily envisaged as an event within the University Forum, the organisers are concerned to ensure that intellectual contributions come also from outside the ambit of the university sector, and draw on the insights of the wider heritage-active community. We also hope to have a broad representation of disciplines as well as a global distribution within this group.

Since the workshop will not be presentation-based, but a discussion-based event, the size of the workshop cannot be large – we envisage a total participation of some 30-35 experts. The nature of the event is described in the ‘A contemporary provocation’ workshop concept paper.

Participation will be on the basis of an accepted abstract. If you would like to participate, please submit an abstract by the stated date, 27 October 2016, following the guidelines in the concept paper, and informing us which of the three workshop themes you would wish to address. We would suggest that abstract should go beyond a simple case study.


27. CHNT 2016, Vienna, 16-18 November 2016 – updates

The 21st International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT 2016) will take place at the City Hall of Vienna, Austria from 16-18 November 2016.


The finale program is online.

1st CHNT Science Slam

We are proud to host the first Science Slam. CHNT gives you a stage, an audience, and 8 minutes – you supply the science! Wow the jury and become the first CHNT Science Slam Champion!

Topic: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

You have still the possibility to register for the 1st Science Slam – visit the “Slammer page” for more information.

Keynote Speech

We are honored that Wolfgang NEUBAUER, (Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Austrian Scientist 2016) will present the Keynote Speech about The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project.

Post Conference Excursion – Saturday 19 November

Full day excursion with bus. We will visit the Museum Asparn/Zaya and Museum Mistelbach, where we will attend the exhibition Stonehenge, a hidden landscape.


If you want to know more about CHNT, visit the NEW BLOG.

For more information, visit the conference website.


28. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Consultant, City Plan Services, Sydney


The City Plan Services group of companies is celebrating 20 years as an industry leading specialist consultancy. With offices in Sydney, Gosford, Newcastle and the Gold Coast, we provide services in the area of Building Regulations, Town Planning and Heritage.

City Plan Heritage is currently seeking to appoint a Senior Heritage Consultant to join our Sydney team to provide high level cultural heritage consulting services.

The Position

Reporting to the Heritage Director, the successful applicant will be expected to carry out all the standard roles of a Senior Heritage Consultant, including but not limited to:

  • Preparation of a range of heritage reports including Heritage Impact Statements, Conservation Management Plans, and Heritage Interpretation Strategies
  • Management of several projects simultaneously and cope with competing deadlines
  • Undertaking detailed historical research to the standard of a professional historian (including sourcing and analysis of archival sources) for Conservation Management Plans, Heritage Assessments, and Heritage Studies
  • Working independently with no or minimal supervision

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, pay attention to detail and provide a professional and courteous attitude when liaising with clients to focus upon and expand established client relationships. Management & organisational skills, an ability to prioritise, implement instructions and complete tasks unsupervised and in a timely manner whilst working as part of a team is essential

Our assessment criteria for this position will include:

  • Minimum 5 or more years’ experience working in the heritage sector with a particular focus on report writing, undertaking heritage studies and providing heritage advice
  • A degree in cultural heritage or a related discipline is essential
  • A background in archaeology and/or Australian architecture
  • Membership to Australia ICOMOS (or eligibility for membership) is essential

The successful applicant will be required to start late November/early December 2016.

For more information on this role or to submit your application (including cover letter & CV), please email Kim Bennett or phone (02) 8270 3500 by close of business 4 November 2016.


29. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Architect/Consultant, Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Trethowan Architecture are looking for an architect or related professional with relevant qualifications and experience to be involved in a variety of heritage projects.

If you are interested in the position please email Mark Stephenson at Trethowan Architecture.


30. SITUATION VACANT Consultant – Heritage, Urbis, Sydney

Consultant – Heritage

  • Entry level position with strong career development opportunities
  • Flexible and dynamic environment
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of industry experts & leaders

Who we are
Urbis is a market-leading firm with the goal of shaping the cities and communities of Australia for a better future. Drawing together a network of the brightest minds, Urbis consists of practice experts, working collaboratively to deliver fresh thinking and independent advice and guidance – all backed up by real, evidence-based solutions.

Working across the areas of planning, design, policy, heritage, valuations, transactions, economics and research, the expert team at Urbis connect their clients in the public and private sectors to a better outcome, every time.

The opportunity
The continued growth of Urbis in Sydney means we are looking for a motivated and energised professional Consultant to join our Heritage Consulting team. We are looking for a lateral thinker and outstanding communicator seeking an opportunity to be involved in city-shaping projects for a diverse range of private and public sector clients.

For more information about this opportunity, click here.

Applications close Friday 28 October 2016.


31. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Planner, TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage, Perth

TPG Town Planning, Urban Design and Heritage has been at the forefront of town planning and urban design for the last 25 years. With offices in Perth and Sydney, in August 2016, we joined forces with specialist place-making consultancy, Place Match, to create an exclusive one-stop shop for place creation – TPG + Place Match.

Due to one of our senior people going on maternity leave, we have a 12 month contract role opportunity to join our busy organisation as a Senior Heritage Planner.

The role

The Senior Heritage Planner will require someone who has solid experience working in heritage planning from either the private sector or government; preferably someone who has had consulting experience.

The position is for those who have excellent technical knowledge, seeking challenges in managing projects and liaising with clients and a desire to work on some of the most exciting heritage projects in the State.

For more information and to apply, click here.


32. SITUATION VACANT Research Fellow in Cultural Heritage & Visualisation, Curtin University

UNESCO Research Fellow in Cultural Heritage & Visualisation
School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University
Full-time, fixed term until 1 September 2020
$97,076 – $115,277 (ALB)
Ref: 4372

Do you have experience with digital archaeology and a passion to join the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts?

Curtin University has, in cooperation with UNESCO, established a Chair in Cultural Heritage and Visualisation. The purpose of the Chair is to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on virtual heritage sites and facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Australia, Europe and North America and in other regions of the world.

As a Research Fellow, you will work with the UNESCO Chair on a project which aims to survey and promote guidelines, tutorials and open access tools for the design, preservation and teaching of 3D models and landscapes of UNESCO heritage sites, particularly in Australia. You will be expected to contribute to grant writing and research publications.

Along with a relevant doctoral qualification, the ideal candidate would have experience in aspects of digital archaeology, architectural computing, or databases and related programming (especially in the creation and maintenance of online repositories). Evidence of quality research outputs and interpersonal skills are also essential.

For further information and to apply, click here. General information about employment at Curtin University can be accessed at this link.

Applications close: 5 pm, Monday 24 October 2016 (AWST)


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