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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 262
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Friday, 19 January 2007)

1)  AI archives
2)  New Editor for Historic Environment
3)  Extreme Heritage Conference website now up and running
4)  One day conference on the Victorian Barn
5)  Australian Map Circle Conference
6)  Draft for an International Charter on Cultural Routes of ICOMOS
7)  2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
8)  CIPA 2007 Symposium in Athens
9)  Call for Papers: Special Issue of the IJAC
10)  Position Vacant: Heritage Council Of WA Senior Conservation Officer (Development) 
11)  Position Vacant: Heritage Consultant (f/t or p/t  maternity leave replacement)


1) Australia ICOMOS archives

If you have any AI archives in your garage or cellar - now is the time to act!

As members of the Executive Committee will be in Melbourne to attend the EC meeting, they are taking the opportunity to hold a working bee on the AI archives.  If anyone still has records which should be included in the official archives, could you please arrange for them to be forwarded to the secretariat for the working bee on 9 Feb?
Thank you


2) New Editor for Historic Environment

Australia ICOMOS is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Winter, formerly of the University of Singapore and now based in Sydney, has been appointed as the new General Editor of Historic Environment.

The search for a replacement for Dr. Aedeen Cremin, who is stepping down after a 6-year stint in the job, was a challenging task for the Executive Committee. Dr. Winter is a CHASS Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sydney researching tourism and heritage in Asia, he and was the convenor of the Of Asian Origin’: Rethinking Tourism in Contemporary Asia conference hosted by the University of Singapore in September 2006. Working in Cambodia has led him to develop a strong interest in understanding the simultaneous and often contradictory challenges that emerge around heritage and tourism within societies recovering from periods of violent conflict, such as those around Angkor, and he is now looking at such issues within the context of urban heritage in Kashmir.

Tim has already contributed an important paper on Angkor Wat which was published in a recent volume of Historic Environment. Tim is interested in receiving papers for possible publication in Historic Environment, particularly for the general non-conference issue planned for the second half of 2007, and he can be contacted on

In other news the former Book Review Editor Linda Young in 2006 announced that she is unable to continue in the role due to other commitments. Fortunately long standing Australia ICOMOS member Marilyn Truscott has volunteered to take on the job and has been duly appointed. The Executive Committee and members of Australia ICOMOS acknowledge the very significant contribution made by both Aedeen and Linda to making Historic Environment the quality journal it is today, and thank them for their commitment and generosity.


3) Extreme Heritage: Conference
Website now up and running.

New information will be uploaded as it becomes available.

Check out the conference website for the latest on the Australia ICOMOS 2007 Conference to be will be held in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland in conjunction with James Cook University from the 19th -21st July 2007

Extreme Heritage: managing heritage in the face of climactic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes; will provide the perfect forum to bring together researchers and practitioners grappling with some of the most topical issues in heritage today. Sessions already proposed include

Off world heritage: the heritage of space exploration
People, climate change and heritage
Heritage and Identity
Managing disaster and risk preparedness
War of attrition: environmental effects of extreme climates.
Managing heritage in the wake of war and conflict
Pacific Heritage

****There will be a conference committee meeting in Cairns on Monday, 29th January.
If you have any clever ideas or suggestions please contact Timothy Hubbard or Sue


4) One day conference on the Victorian Barn

A one day conference on the Victorian Barn to be held at Melbourne University on Saturday 17 February 2007, followed by an excursion to Gulf Station, Yarra Glen, on 18 February, 2007.

Sponsors are the Association for Preservation Technology International, Heritage Victoria, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, and the University of Melbourne.

The Victorian Barn
A one day conference
Faculty of Architecture, University of Melbourne
9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 17 February 2007
Optionally followed on Sunday 18 February by an excursion to Gulf Station, Yarra Glen, followed by lunch at Coldstream.
The conference will cover origins and traditions, precedents in Britain, NSW and elsewhere, regional barn types in the Western District, Wimmera, Central Victoria, Northern Victoria and East Gippsland, archaeology, carpentry details, equipment, the conservation of barns.

Speakers will be Tony Billman, Eric Butler, Margaret Cooper, Don Goldsworthy, Chris How, Prof Ian Jack, Mandy Jean, Susan Jennison OAM, Deborah Kemp , Prof Tom Kvan, May Leatch , Miles Lewis, Ray Osborne, Gary Vines, Allan Willingham, Jim Wilson.


5) Australian Map Circle Conference,

To be held at the National Library, 12-13 Feb.

Canberra people will be particularly interested that the morning session of the first morning (Monday 12 Feb), which is focused on Canberra, is free to all.


The AMC includes the curators of the major public institutions holding cartographic collections, geographers, historians, surveyors, cartographers, collectors, scholars and anyone interested in mapping and cartography.

The annual conference program should appeal to a wide spectrum of people,this year having a considerable component relating to the early history of the ACT.

The opening session on 12 February is free. The cost of the conference, be it attended in whole or part, can be obtained from the AMC website.



The National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT
11-14 February 2007

Registration and further information:


SUNDAY 11th February
Conference Welcome at the Australian Memorial,
Treloar Crescent, Campbell, 1:00-5:00pm.
Includes afternoon tea and tours of the Memorial & Mt Ainslie lookout.

MONDAY 12th February
8:45am Register & welcome, National Library Theatre

Public Sessions
9.15am Keynote (Public session): 'The Griffin Legacy', Annabell Pegrum, CEO, National Capital Authority.
9.45am 'Pushing the City's Limits (Public session): The Griffins' Visionary Ideas And Ideals For Canberra', Stuart Mckenzie & Dave Headon.

10.30am Morning tea
11:00am 'Mr Scrivener's Predecessors', Greg Wood.
11:40am 'Surveyors at the Snowline. Surveying the ACT-NSW Border 1910-1915', Matthew Higgins.
12:20pm 'The Impact of the Bombala, Dalgety and Canberra-Yass Survey Plans for a federal capital', Terry Birtles.
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm 'Cataloguing Australian Charts in the State Library of Victoria', Judith Scurfield.
3.00-5.00pm Tour of Surveyors' Park & National
Museum of Australia's collections.

9.00am 'The State of National Mapping 50 Years On. Geoscience Australia', Ian O'Donnell.
9.40am 'Australian Hydrographic Service charting', Kevin Slade
10.20am 'Charting the Chartless. Reconstruction from Contemporary Records of Two Explorers' Tracks in Torres Strait', Allen Mawer. 11.00am Morning tea
11.20am 'The Role of the Map in the Southern Continent's Imagining and European Discovery of Australia', Avan Stallard.
12:00pm 'The Edge of the Ocean', Michael Ross
12:40pm 'Understanding Australia's Marine Boundaries', Bill Hirst.
1.15pm Lunch
2.00-4.00pm Tour of Geoscience: 3D theatre, visits to Mapping, Geology, Petroleum and Marine Groups, and demonstration of Tsunami Warning System.
7.00pm Conference Dinner, Ottoman's Restaurant, Blackall Street, Barton. Guest speaker Dr Jeff Brownrigg.

9.00am Address: Spatial Sciences Institute.
9.15am 'An Atlas of Australia's Wars', Lieut-Gen John Coates
9.45am 'Atlas of Australian Birds', Henry Nix.
10.15am 'This Sporting Life. Students Mapping the Geography of Australian Sport', Amy L Griffin.
10.45am - Atlas Panel session -
11.00am Morning tea
11.20am 'Mapping the Southern Skies', Dr Paul Francis.
12:00pm 'Crossing the Digital Divide. Online Mapping Census data from the ABS website', Michael Beahan.
12:40pm 'Dredginbg the Database. Reconstructing the Early Melbourne Landscape', Bernie Joyce.
1.15pm Lunch

3.30-5.00pm AMC Annual General Meeting
5.00pm Presentation of Estelle Canning Memorial Prize, and  Close of Conference.


6) Draft for an International Charter on Cultural Routes of ICOMOS

All Presidents of National Committees and International Scientific Committees have received an update of progress as at 8 January 2007

“….As a result of their intensive efforts and a long process of international consultations among its members, the CIIC has developed a definition and a specific methodology for the identification and research of cultural routes along with the recommendation of practices for their proper assessment and preservation, as well as some guidelines aiming at their protection, conservation, correct use and management. Both these conceptual and operational aspects are reflected in the current Project for an International Charter on Cultural Routes of ICOMOS.

This project was submitted to the international Bureau and the Executive Committee of ICOMOS at their meetings of June and October 2005 held respectively in La Havana and Xi’an. After having obtained the necessary approval and authorisation for its more widespread dissemination, the project was included with the documentation distributed to all the participants in the General Assembly held in Xi’an. Taking into account the comments received from many of them during 2006, as well as the analysis and the decisions taken by the CIIC at its last meetings, the preamble has been updated and some aspects of the writing have been improved for better understanding without introducing changes on the contents of the project.

Aiming at its submission for approval by the next General Assembly of ICOMOS to be held in Québec in 2008, we are sending this project to all the presidents of national and international scientific committees. We would be very grateful to them for distributing it to their members, whose comments and suggestions will be very welcome until the 1st of April 2007.

With best regards
María Rosa Suárez-Inclán
President. ICOMOS-CIIC

*If you would like any further information about this please contact the secretariat


7) 2007 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.

This awards program is now open for entries from interested parties who are involved in Culture Heritage Conservation in the Asia Pacific region. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2007.

Official entry forms are also available online at

Further information can also be sought from the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and Pacific- Mr Richard Engelhardt.

General email enquiries via the UNESCO Bangkok Office:
Website address is


8) CIPA 2007 Symposium in Athens:
"AntiCIPAting the future of the Cultural Past"

XXI CIPA Symposium to be held in Athens next October (1.-6.10.2007)
Please refer to the Symposium website


9) Call for Papers:
Special Issue of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) in Cultural Heritage

Dear Madame/Sir,

The editors of the International Journal of the Architectural Computing  (IJAC) would like to wish you health, happiness, and success for the New  Year 2007. Furthermore, we would like to announce that the deadline to submit papers to the 'ACADIA-supervised' issue of IJAC is February15, 2007.

The theme of this issue is "Cultural Heritage" and it focuses on the role of digital technologies in preserving, documenting, archiving, visualizing, presenting and analyzing cultural heritage sites and works of architecture.

 For more information please visit the following webpages:
- Submission guidelines:

- IJAC Journal:

- Architectural Computing Organization:

- ACADIA: and

We would appreciate it if you would distribute this announcement to any  interested colleagues.

Best regards,
Marinos Ioannides and
Loukas Kalisperis


10) Position Vacant:
Heritage Council of Western Australia
Senior Conservation Officer (Development

Position No:             CON00008
Closing Date:   5.00 pm Friday 29 January 2007 (WST)
Classification:         Level 6
Salary Range:   $67,850 - $75,133 pa, PSGA 2006
Employment:     2 Year fixed term contract/secondment opportunity with the possibility of extension

Organisation Description:
The Heritage Council is the Western Australian State Government’s advisory body on heritage matters and focuses on places, buildings and sites. The Council's mission is to provide for and encourage the conservation of places which have significance to the cultural heritage of Western Australia.

The Council is seeking an experienced and motivated person to join the Development and Conservation advice area of the Heritage Council for a minimum of two years full time in the capacity of Senior Conservation Officer (Development). You will report to the Manager, Conservation and Assessment.  Your role is part of a small team providing advice to the Heritage Council, its committees and its private, public and government clients. Specifically you will be required to:
·        investigate development proposals affecting listed sites, and make recommendations concerning compatibility of proposed developments as part of the Development Referrals Program;
·        provide specialised advice on heritage conservation matters
·        develop and review conservation and management policies, design guidelines, and building and planning procedures.
·        evaluate conservation plans, assessments and other heritage studies.
·        participate in the development and delivery of educational and training initiatives for conservation professionals and promote public awareness and knowledge of Western Australia’s cultural heritage.

You will need to have substantial experience in conservation of the built environment (4 to 6 years); experience in managing projects, planning and people; demonstrated experience in the use of heritage assessment guidelines and conservation planning principles; have well developed written and verbal communication and public presentation skills; and well developed interpersonal and negotiation skills. A degree in a heritage conservation related field and/or cultural heritage at the post graduate level; and a current driver’s licence.  It would be desirable for you to have an understanding of the Heritage of Western Australia Act provisions, experience in working with committees or boards and an awareness of equal opportunity principles.

Enquiries about the position are to be made to Stephen Carrick, Manager Conservation and Assessment on 08 9220 4122

Job Application Package: It is essential you access information about this position, visit: and key in the Position No or Keyword into the Search Box or Ph:  (08) 9222 8173.


11) Position Vacant:
Heritage Consultant (full-time or part-time  maternity leave replacement)

Context Pty Ltd  consultants in heritage, community and environment  are looking for a built heritage specialist to be part of our in-house team for 12 months while a staff member is on maternity leave.
Ideally you will have a degree in architecture or architectural history, and excellent research, writing, field survey skills.  Candidates with 2-5 years experience undertaking heritage assessments, heritage advice services and / or conservation management plans will be highly regarded.  However, recent graduates with the right skills and an ability to adapt to working in a private consulting practice will also be considered.
We like to work in a collaborative manner, and there will be opportunities for the right person to learn about other aspects of heritage practice, including social, intangible, natural and Indigenous heritage whilst contributing to multi-disciplinary teams in your areas of expertise.
The position may be either part-time or full-time and is based in Brunswick (Melbourne).  It is a twelve month contract position (maternity leave replacement) starting mid February 2007.
Salary $35,517  $44,330.32 pro rata, plus superannuation and allowances.

A position description is available from our website at Please provide a CV and response to each of the selection criteria (via email - by 29th January, 2007.

For further information please contact David Speller or Bryn Davies on 03 9380 6933.

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