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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 274
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
Thursday 5 April 2007

1)  World Heritage Day - SA
2)  World Heritage Day - WA
3)  World Heritage Day  NSW & ACT
4)  Victorian Stucco Seminar
5)  Second Dry Stone Wall Workshop For 2007
6)  Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monograph Series (MAMS)
7)  2007 SW Summer Institute for Preservation and Regionalism
8)  Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications
9)  News from Heritage SA
10)  Government media releases
11)  Junior Position: Research Assistant
12)  Situation Vacant: Community Museums Project Officer
13)  Situation Vacant: Senior Heritage Consultant
14)  Casual Research Assistant (GIS and database)
15)  Situation Vacant: Senior Heritage Architect/Specialist
16)  Situation Vacant: Learning and Development Manager


1) World Heritage Day  SA

6pm  Tuesday 17 April, Royal Australian Institute of Architect office,  100 Flinders St, Adelaide

The theme this year for World Heritage Day is Cultural Landscapes, and SA ICOMOS has arranged for two architects to share their experiences of recent international Cultural Landscape projects. 

Nancy Pollock  Ellwand will present “Cultural Landscape Innovations  People Landscape and Identity”.  Her presentation will discuss the innovations in Cultural Landscape planning that are coming from countries with significant aboriginal presence, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This presentation will trace the evolution of thinking around this concept of cultural landscapes and what these innovations are, including community consultation, dealing with issues of value and meaning, and interpretation.

Nancy is the recently appointed head of the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Adelaide. She has written extensively on Cultural Landscape and undertaken a number of significant projects, of which she will talk about her work in the Arctic.

Elizabeth Vines will present “Cultural Landscapes in Asia  the Duong Lam (Vietnam) and Kaiping (China)  - case studies on managing change in important fragile settings”. Liz will present two current projects for possible world heritage listing that she has been involved with. In both cases, Liz’s role has been to provide input and advice into the conservation initiatives in these two important rural villages which are set in special landscapes. Both are unique and fragile and will need careful management to ensure that potential world heritage listing and conservation for tourism does not destroy the very essence of the place that listing seeks to protect.

Liz is the SA ICOMOS rep on the Executive Committee, and is a partner at McDougall & Vines, Conservation and Heritage Consultants, and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Cultural Heritage in Asia and Pacific, Deakin University. Liz has undertaken various heritage projects throughout Australia and in South East Asia.

World Heritage  day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

RSVP Anthony Coupe 08 - 82313131by Friday 13th  to allow for catering.
A charge of $10 to cover drinks and generous nibbles to be paid at the event. 


2) World Heritage Day -WA
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


3) Attention NSW and ACT members:
put this date in your diaries 15
th June

Juliet Ramsay will discuss current international issues and the workings of the Cultural Landscapes International Scientific Committee. A local perspective case study will demonstrate an approach applied to a Sydney historic landscape (speaker to be announced). Due to meetings of this ISC and CIVIHH in Helsinki, this celebration of World Heritage Day is postponed to FRIDAY 15 June.
Many thanks to young member, Amy Nhan, for organising a venue in Sydney (to be announced) and other arrangements.
Enquiries to Sue Jackson-Stepowski, NSW Representative and Secretary


4) Victorian Stucco Seminar

You are cordially invited to register for the "Victorian Stucco Seminar"

at South Melbourne Town Hall
On Saturday 28th April 2007
from 9.00am to 5.00pm

Stucco (exterior cement plaster decoration) is a characteristic feature of many heritage places in Victoria. A substantial number of high Victorian and Boom-style buildings are finished in stucco - some of it apparently never painted. In 2006 South Melbourne Town Hall, its stucco facades and Mansard roof restoration (RBA Architects), won the RAIA John George Knight Award For Heritage Architecture. Research undertaken in conjunction with the conservation of South Melbourne Town Hall highlighted some gaps in existing knowledge about Victorian stucco, disappearing skills and practices in working with stucco, and the need for ongoing research and dissemination of information.

The purpose of the seminar is to draw together and disseminate the available body of knowledge of Victorian stucco, and to promote high standards in research and conservation.

This event and the program content is convened by Donald Ellsmore, APT and facilitated by ISS Institute _

Early Bird rate is $135 for those who register and pay prior to 16th April 2007.
APT members - the fee is $125.

More details:
APT Australia Chapter E
Convenor: Donald Ellsmore

ISS Institute


5) Second Dry Stone Wall Workshop For 2007

Due to continuing interest, we are running the Dry Stone wallwork shop 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) Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monograph Series (MAMS)

The new Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monograph Series (MAMS) is now available. These publications are edited versions of theses and reports produced by staff and students in Maritime Archaeology at Flinders University over recent years. AIMA provided financial support for these publications and the Program in Maritime Archaeology and the Department of Archaeology extends thanks for that support.

Ten volumes are available

1. The Archaeology of aircraft losses in water in Victoria, Australia, during World War Two By Julie Ford
2. Investigation of a survivors camp from the Sydney Cove shipwreck By Mike Nash
3. Understanding the Sleaford Bay tryworks: an interpretive approach to the industrial archaeology of shore based whaling By Adam Paterson
4. A nice place for a harbour or is it? Investigating a maritime cultural landscape: Port Willunga, South Australia By Aidan Ash
5. An assessment of Australian built wooden sailing vessels (constructed between 1850 - 1899) operating the South Australian intrastate trade: methods and materials By Rebecca O'Reilly
6. The history and archaeology of Gaultois Shore-based Whaling Station in Newfoundland, Canada By Mark Staniforth and Martin McGonigle
7. Convict probation and the evolution of jetties at Cascades, the Coal Mines, Impression Bay and Saltwater River, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania: an historical perspective By Rick Bullers
8. Quality Assured: Shipbuilding in Colonial South Australia and Tasmania By Rick Bullers
9. Bound for South Australia:19th century Van Diemen's Land Whaling Ships and Entrepreneurs By Kylli Firth
10. The Last Global Warming? Archaeological Survival in Australian Waters By David Nutley

For further information on MAMS see;

Copies can be ordered by printing and completing the attached Order Form and faxing or emailing it to

Claire Dappert (editor)
Department of Archaeology
Flinders University
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide , SA 5001
08 8201 5195 (office)
08 8201-3845 (fax)


7) 2007 Southwest Summer Institute for Preservation and Regionalism

May-June 2007
School of Architecture & Planning
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The 2007 Southwest Summer Institute is held in conjunction with the UNM School of Architecture & Planning's “Graduate Certificate Program in Historic Preservation & Regionalism,” a six-course, 18-hour program integrating proven historic preservation techniques with related planning and design approaches for engaging history and cultural place. The program prepares participants from a wide variety of related disciplines to contribute to the conservation of regional architectural and cultural heritage, while at the same time fostering design, planning, and economic development for increasing the quality of life from urban neighborhoods to rural communities.

2007 Courses (These three courses can be taken individually or as part of the UNM School of Architecture & Planning Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation and Regionalism)

May 15 - 28
Cultural Landscapes: Lessons From Japan
ARCH 412/512, Section 376
Valuable answers for the future of American cities can be discovered in the everyday landscape of Japan, from its public transportation system, and attractive compact and safe neighborhoods, to its highly developed civil society and ability to maintain cultural traditions while creating communities of the future. In Tokyo, Kyoto, and rural villages, participants will experience daily life in neighbor- hoods and meet with local citizens and preservation professionals.
Instructor: Chester Liebs, 2006-07 Visiting Fulbright Professor, Tokyo University (06-07) & UNM Adjunct Professor in Historic Preservation.

June 4 - 8
Heritage Education: Built Environments in the K-12 Classroom
ARCH 412/512, Section 378
Teachers can make history come alive for students by incorporating historic architecture and local history in their classes. This course assists teachers in discovering the rich cultural and visual text of everyday surroundings and develop applications to enhance learning from math to reading.
Instructors: Jon Hunner & Marsha Weisiger, History Department, New Mexico State University

June 18 - 22
Acequias: Their Culture and Future
ARCH 412/512, Section 377
Acequias, the arteries nourishing the New Mexico landscape for centuries, are threatened by development and over-use. This course will look at the history of acequias and the challenges and opportunities for conservation and adaptive re-use.
Instructors: Eric DeLony, Chief, retired, Historic American Engineering Record, NPS, assisted by Arnold Valdes, UNM Adjunct Associate Professor, Harvard Loeb Fellow, Senior Planner, Santa Fe County.

2007 Courses, excluding the Japan field trip, run 9:00AM-6:00PM at the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, Albuquerque, New Mexico and carry three (3) credit hours. In addition to the intensive week for each course, participants taking courses for credit will also be required to complete a term project, due approximately six weeks after the end of formal instruction. Participants not needing to complete course assignments may audit courses as enrolled non-degree students.

Projected Summer School Tuition: $566 per undergraduate course; $631 per graduate course, plus a technology fee of approximately $42 per course.

Who Should Take the Courses? Students and professionals in preservation, design, planning, cultural resource management, and related fields, including other professionals and the general public who are welcome as registered non-degree students.

For More Information:
Phone: (505) 277-0071


8) Australia ICOMOS New Membership Applications

Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and encourages applications to be made to the Secretariat. The membership forms and details are available on the web page  and from Nola Miles at the Secretariat, email . Existing members are often involved in encouraging new members to join and in providing nominations, so it is important that they are aware of the procedures.

As a professional organisation, Australia ICOMOS takes pride in its membership. We have an established process for members applications and a number of categories of membership to cater for people with different levels of experience and interests. For full international members, the application requirements are more onerous and include:

·        · At least three years professional experience with a core focus on heritage conservation;
·        · Demonstrated willingness and ability to practice within the terms of the Burra Charter and the Ethical Commitment Statement;
·        · A completed application form with signed nominations by two financial, Full International Members of ICOMOS;
·        · A brief (50-100 words) statement from one of your nominators supporting your application;
·        · A statement of relevant professional experience;
·        · A full Curriculum Vitae; and
·        · Payment of the correct fee.

The statement of relevant professional experience is an important component of the application as it allows applicants to demonstrate the required experience focussed on heritage conservation, especially the use of the Burra Charter and ability to practice within the Ethical Commitment Statement. It is different from the standard CV.

All applications are received at the Secretariat and referred to the Executive Committee for consideration. Completed applications must be received three weeks before the Executive Committee meeting date to allow consideration otherwise they are held over to the next meeting.

People who want to apply for Australia ICOMOS membership for the 2007 Extreme Heritage Conference in July and get members rates will need to submit applications to the Secretariat by 4 April to allow consideration at the April meeting.

Please contact the Membership Secretary, Helen Lardner on if further information is required.

*Please note the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat Office is only attended part time on Thursday and Friday.


9) News from Heritage SA

South Australian Heritage Fund Grants

Applications for the 2007/08 round of South Australian Heritage Fund Grants open on 7 April. Grants are offered on a dollar for dollar basis generally up to a limit of  $5,000. For 2007/08 the Minister has endorsed changes to the program which allow grants of $25,000 for up to four outstanding projects that meet a number of grant criteria. Other work eligible for funding this year includes:
Building use or economic re-use studies for redundant or vacant buildings
Projects that develop innovative and appropriate environmental and sustainable solutions for heritage places
For more information about the grants or to download an application form after 7 April see the Grants & Awards page on the DEH Heritage website contact the Heritage Branch. email: 

Heritage South Australia Newsletter
The March 2007 edition (No. 30) is now online.

In this issue:
John Barton Hack & the Manning Cottages
Black Hill Lodge
The Lodge, Stirling
George Paech’s farmhouse
Steam Exchange Brewery
Goolwa State Heritage Area
2006 Schools Heritage Competition
Woolshed Flat Church
Burra Regional Art Gallery
Frederick Dancker  Architect

If you want print copies of the newsletter for your office or workplace contact Lyn Baxter. e: 


10) Government media releases
TITLE: Australian students keep our history alive - Media release, 30 March 2007
PORTFOLIO: Environment and Water Resources

SNIPPET: MEDIA RELEASE Malcolm Turnbull MP Minister for the Environment and Water Resources T33/07 30 March 2007 AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS KEEP OUR HISTORY ALIVE Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Malcolm Turnbull MP today announced the winners for the Howard Government's 2006 inaugural Captain Cook Essay Competition and encouraged students to enter the 2007 competition.


11) 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


12) 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


13) 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


14) 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 (


15) Situation Vacant
Senior Heritage Architect/Specialist

Senior Heritage Architect/Specialist required to join our award-winning multi-skilled Heritage Group.  The successful applicant will have a degree in building conservation and/or architecture and extensive experience in research, assessment, report writing, preparation of conservation management plans as well as management of heritage projects.  You will enjoy a wide variety of heritage projects including built, cultural and natural landscapes in a friendly and professional environment. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please forward your CV to Kassandra Cant, Executive Assistant, Conybeare Morrison International,


16) Situation Vacant:
Learning and Development Manager

• Immediate start
• Part-time with opportunity for full-time
• Location in Camberwell

Do you have high level management and communication skills to deliver innovative education and training activities and events with the expertise and passion to make a difference?

Independent, national organisation seeks Learning & Development Manager with superior communication and time management skills and consultative, negotiation and problem solving capabilities. International Specialised Skills Institute Inc (ISS Institute), is an independant, national organisation committed to identifying skill deficiencies through comprehensive market research and meeting associated need through its Overseas Skill Acquisition Plan (Fellowship Program), education and training activities and consultancy services.

The Learning & Development Manager will:

• Report directly to the CEO.
• Have relevant qualifications plus significant experience in a similar position.
• Identify, develop content, mode of delivery, assist presenters to deliver education and training activities and events such as workshops, conferences, seminars, etc and events.
• Secure sponsorship related to the activities and events.
• Determine and undertake strategies to publicise and advertise activities and events in the electronic and print media.
• Effectively network with sponsors, government, industry, business, education/training institutions and professional associations.
• Have experience with Macintosh computers.

For more details relating to the job description and selection criteria,
please contact ISS Institute : T 9882 0055 E

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