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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 273
eX treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts
 in tropical, desert,polar and off-world landscape
2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference,
Cairns, Far North Queensland  July 19-21 .

An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday, 30 March 2007

1) World Heritage Day
2) Report on visit to Duong Lam, Vietnam,
3) Call for papers: 4th World Conf Grad Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
4) Heritage Tasmania -News: March 2007
5) Second Dry Stone Wall Workshop For 2007
6) Junior Position  Research Assistant
7) Situation Vacant: Community Museums Project Officer
8) Situation Vacant: Senior Heritage Consultant
9) Casual Research Assistant (GIS and database)


1) World Heritage Day
WA event

Wednesday 18 April 2007

This year’s theme is “Cultural Landscapes and Monuments of Nature”.

Hosted by Australia ICOMOS, PhD student Sam Bolton will share her research in a paper entitled:

“Just Passing Through: the archaeology of temporary and permanent settlements en route to the Goldfields”

6pm Wednesday 18 April 2007

SIMMONDS Lecture Theatre
General Purpose Building 3 (off Myer St)
University of Western Australia

Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in archaeology and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney.  She is currently completing her PhD in archaeology at UWA, studying late 19th and early 20th century settlement sites along the Perth to Kalgoorlie transport corridor. She has worked on numerous archaeological sites around Australia and the world, including Britain, Cambodia and Tanzania.

Sam’s paper looks at settlement sites where various components of infrastructure, such as the Hunt’s Wells (1864-66), a telegraph line (1891), a railway line (1894), and the water pipeline (1897-1903) were built.  Archaeological evidence from a regional analysis of a sample of the sites indicates they were temporary and that this was reflected in the material culture. The paper will ask: what do isolated places look like from an archaeological perspective, and were these places isolated at all?

refreshments and discussion to follow
entry fee:$5 members    $7.50 non members


2) Report on visit to Duong Lam, Vietnam,
to discuss the current conservation project in the village. 
March 20  21 2007

Elizabeth Vines attended a two day site visit and workshop from March 20  21 on behalf of Australia ICOMOS to provide input on an architectural conservation project being conducted in Duong Lam village, about 50km west of Hanoi.  Since 2003, there has been cooperation between the Vietnamese and Japanese government in carrying out assessment of this village, and in the last 12 months some pilot conservation projects have been undertaken.  The meeting included the local Vietnamese representatives, a group from the Japanese Showa University, who have been researching and providing technical advice.  Richard Engelhardt (UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in the Asia and Pacific), Dinu Bimbaru, (ICOMOS Secretary General) and Elizabeth provided input on conservation and heritage planning issues for the town.

The village is very picturesque  wonderful rural back drop of rice fields, and ponds with an intimate collection of four villages constructed in laterite (stone), brick and mud brick  with tiled roofs.  The majority of buildings were constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century with some older buildings up to 200 years old.

The village character was established by the grouping of the building elements which created the ambience of the place.  The Japanese have spent time and much energy on detailed documentation, and the Vietnamese had the site inscribed as a “National Relic” in May 2006. 

The challenges were typical of other towns being conserved  either in Asia or in Australia.  One of the key issues is the need to ensure that best practice conservation occurs at the site.  The use of traditional lime mortar (rather than cement), appropriate construction materials and the need to regulate intrusive new development in the village were all key issues challenging the village management agency. In addition, there is a need for a clear master plan which outlines conservation policies and implementation strategies, supported by the local farming community to ensure appropriate future management and conservation of the village. 

The meeting was an interesting example of ICOMOS in operation as a practical and proactive body, providing input into conservation processes and practices.  It was also an interesting opportunity to learn more about the fascinating challenges facing the Asia region in the management of their built heritage and cultural landscapes. 

Elizabeth Vines
ICOMOS South Australian State Representative


3) Call for papers..
The 4th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

23-27 April 2008, Antalya, Turkey..

The 4th World Conference for Graduate Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure
is one of the research series that has been organised in cooperation with the journal ANATOLIA over the last six years.
The aim of the conference is to provide a research forum among graduate students and faculty members engaged in graduate teaching and research in tourism, hospitality and leisure with an opportunity to meet their counterparts from other universities in order to share their research experience, to receive feedbacks on their dissertations, and to update themselves with current issues and trends in the field.
 We invite submissions from graduate students or recent graduates either for the thesis/dissertation or the full research category. In either cases, faculty members are urged to encourage their research students to submit papers and/or to help writing co-authored papers.

Authors are invited to submit papers across a wide spectrum not only in tourism , travel, hospitality, leisure and recreation but also in other relating areas on the condition that the topic has a close proximity with such subjects as sociology of tourism; management and marketing of tourism, geography of tourism, psychology of tourism and leisure; economics of tourism, leisure and recreation etc.

Papers can be submitted for the following four categories:
Thesis/dissertations: Open only for graduate students to reflect the summary of their thesis or dissertations in terms of the development of hypotheses and methodology and showing the way how it may contribute to the literature.
Research papers:Open both for graduates and faculty members who are encouraged to submit their regular conceptual or empirical papers together.
Interdisciplinary papers: Open only for those faculty members who have a background in a different discipline, but have the willingness to expand their research interests into tourism and so forth.
Please click here for more information:


4) Heritage Tasmania -News: March 2007

Join in the Australian spirit
The National Trust and the heritage sector are delving into the stories behind Tasmania’s heritage for the 2007 Tasmanian Heritage Festival

New National Trust Board announced
The new board of the National Trust has been appointed following the reforms to the National Trust last year and the Trust coming out of administration.

Heritage Council rejects proposed Penguin heritage precinct nomination
A nomination to create a heritage precinct in Penguin has been rejected by the Tasmanian Heritage Council

Lake Margaret permanently entered in Heritage Register
The Lake Margaret Power Scheme is now permanently entered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Situated in Tasmania’s dramatic northwest landscape, the scheme is outstanding for its collection of intact fabric, most of which originates from 1912-1938. The listing encompasses the whole process of power generation, construction, staffing and community life at an industrial settlement. It is one of the largest listings in the Heritage Register

Upcoming seminars
Tuesday 29 May 2007: Heritage consultant Anne McConnell will present findings from the Kingborough Heritage Survey

Tuesday 26 June 2007: Denise Gaughwin will present her previously postponed seminar Islands in the forest

For further information on seminars, please contact Ester Guerzoni at Heritage Tasmania on 6233 4152, or email

Heritage Conservation Funding Program
The Tasmanian Heritage Council is calling for applications from any individual, non-government organisation or company that owns a property permanently entered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register seeking assistance with urgent and essential works. “Urgent and essential works” are those works which are absolutely necessary and require immediate action to prevent the major and irreversible loss, or further degradation of, the heritage values of the place. Funding is available as a one-third contribution of the total project cost, with an upper limit of $25,000. Applications should be lodged on the form available from, or by contacting Heritage Tasmania. We recommend that applicants discuss their project with Heritage Tasmania before making an application. Applications must be lodged by close of business 20 April 2007. For further information contact Heritage Tasmania on 1300 850 332 (local call cost) or 6233 2037, or email



5) Second Dry Stone Wall Workshop For 2007

Due to continuing interest, we are running the Dry Stone wall workshop again on MAY 5 2007.

So for those of you who missed out on the March 31 (now full) or for those of you who were unavailable because of the school holidays clash this workshop may be for you.

IF INTERESTED PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AS THESE WORKSHOPS FILL QUICKLY AND WILL BE LAST ONE WE RUN UNTIL NEXT SEASON. Please forward to any associates that may also be interested in this opportunity.

Please contact us for further information.

ISS Institute
101/685 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124

Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866


6) Junior Position  Research Assistant

Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd is a Sydney based archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm providing a diverse range of services to government, corporate and private clients throughout Australia. We offer a total heritage service to our clients and work equally in the fields of Indigenous and non Indigenous heritage & archaeological management.

Our team is passionate about the work we do and has a core focus on providing ethically sound solutions to our client’s needs which adequately address the concerns of all community stakeholders.

We have a junior position available for a research assistant to work in our Sydney office located in the historic Rocks precinct. The position would suite a currently enrolled student looking for part time work or a recent graduate looking for a full time position. The successful applicant will be keen to gain experience in the cultural heritage management industry.

We are keen to speak with people from a range of backgrounds including: prehistory, historical archaeology, anthropology, history, geomorphology, art history, architectural history etc…

This is a fully supervised position at a trainee level and will include many basic office duties such as photocopying; filing; binding reports; running errands and making tea/coffee etc.

The successful applicant will need to have:

?        basic research skills and a willingness to learn;
?        Australian citizenship or appropriate work visa;
?        working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
?        good written and verbal communication skills;
?        a valid driving licence is essential;
?        ability to confidently drive in Sydney traffic is desirable;
?        commitment to upholding the company’s OH & S policies.

There will be opportunities to accompany senior staff on fieldwork and excavation projects as part of your professional development.

This is a 6 month position with the possibility of conversion to permanent position after the initial 6 months based upon a successful performance review.

Please contact:
Charles Parkinson
Heritage Concepts Pty Ltd
Ph: 02 9251 5417


7) Situation Vacant:
Community Museums Project Officer

·    18 month fixed term
·    $58,550 - $66,431 plus super
·    Based in Ballarat or Bendigo

The Community Museums Pilot Program is a partnership between Arts Victoria, the Adult Community and Further Education Board, Heritage Victoria and the Department for Victorian Communities (DVC).

The Community Museums Project Officer will support communities in the Goldfields region to source and share significant stories of their heritage through the development of a regional collections hub. The Project Officer will address the challenges of the future by increasing the involvement of communities in their local museums and by improving collaboration among community museums, professional heritage organisations and cultural, educational and civic institutions.

To apply and access position descriptions and key selection criteria visit Refer to position number DVC/SPAR/94672. Closing date for applications is 2pm, Tuesday 10th April 2007.

DVC delivers government initiatives to support and strengthen communities across Victoria. For information about DVC visit

For further information about the position contact:
Pam Enting
Outreach Co-ordinator
Heritage Victoria
Ph: 9637 9486


8) Situation Vacant:
Senior Heritage Consultant

Leading Australian heritage consultancy, Godden Mackay Logan, is seeking a senior heritage specialist with local government planning and heritage expertise for a wide range of heritage projects and strategic advice.

· High profile firm
· Wide range of projects
· Career progression opportunities
Godden Mackay Logan provides high level heritage advice on major private sector projects and undertakes benchmark heritage studies for public sector clients.  We offer innovative and responsible heritage consultancy services of the highest quality. Our multi-disciplinary in-house team of consulting staff has expertise in built heritage, urban planning, archaeology, industrial sites and interpretation. 
You will have a degree in planning or architecture and, ideally, at least 10 years heritage experience.  You will have excellent writing and project management skills, and demonstrated experience in preparing and providing high level heritage advice, and in preparing and managing heritage assessments, heritage impact statements and advice reports.  Importantly, you will be able to manage a team and work within time and budget constraints.
We have an exciting range of projects and advisory work underway and opportunities for professional development and advancement. We also have a training and development program that encourages all staff to grow their skills and knowledge.
Our main office is located in inner Sydney.  We also have a small office in Canberra and undertake interstate work.
Salary will be negotiable for the right person.
Godden Mackay Logan is an AS/NZL ISO 9001:2000 quality certified company.
For more information contact David Logan or 9319 4811.  Send your application to


9) Casual Research Assistant (GIS and database)

Casual position funded jointly by NSW Heritage Office and Department of Physical Geography, Macquarie University to provide assistance to Dr John Pickard on database and GIS components of research on heritage values of rural fences across NSW.

The position is based at Macquarie University, but involves some travel to Canberra for several days at a time, plus work in Sydney CBD. Some camping field work is required.

Essential requirements:
·        Tertiary qualifications or equivalent with demonstrated experience in database management / manipulation and GIS using ArcGIS
·        Demonstrable advanced skills with word-processing and report preparation / editing
·        Demonstrable advanced skills with scanning images and image manipulation / editing using PhotoShop or equivalent software.
·        Willingness to travel to Canberra for several days at a time
·        Willingness to camp during necessary fieldwork
·        Current motor vehicle driver’s licence (essential for safety during field work)

Salary: (Macquarie University General Staff Level 5, Step 1) $31.61 per hour

The position is available on a casual basis up to 20 hours per week, starting immediately.

Contact: Dr John Pickard (

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