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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 281
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 25
h May 2007

1)  eXtreme Heritage Update
2) NSW and ACT members: World Heritage Day talk - Friday 15th June in Sydney
3) Workshop on the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986
4) CHCAP Research Seminar, Thurs 7 June
5) Additional $4 Million to Protect Our Coastal Environment
6) Call for Papers: 6th Annual Hawaii Intl Conf Arts & Humanities
7) 9th International Conference  Art2008
8) Pratt Foundation Fellowship closes soon.
9) Position Vacant: ISSI Inc
10) Consultancy Opportunity - Rottnest Island WW II Defence Heritage Interpretation Plan
11) Heritage Projects Coordinator (NSW)
12) Available now!  The Future Past: Caring for Heritage Places


1) eXtreme heritage conference update.
19th-21st July 2007.

Is time speeding up? To the conference organising committee and all the presenters and convenors it certainly seems that way!

The deadline for early bird registrations, June 15th is fast approaching. Don’t miss out !

Do you know a non- member thinking of coming to the eXtreme heritage Conference?

If you do encourage them to become an ICOMOS member and take advantage of the special member registration rates. There is a substantial saving if they combine the members discount rate with the conference early bird saving. To have their membership application assessed in time for the conference early bird cut off date it must be received by the secretariat no later than 5pm 31st May 2007.

We are busy putting the final touches to all the social events full details of these will be revealed soon, so keep your eye on the website. Following receipt of the last few acceptance forms from presenters the committee will finalise the program of presentations this should be available on the web from the end of next week. The line up for the public forum has also been finalised and the Qld Minister for Natural Resources and Water is opening this event. The Queensland Heritage Council is supporting the conference by catering for the Heritage Poster Exhibition opening which is another free event for delegates. They will be taking this opportunity to provide us with a detailed overview of their state-wide heritage study that is currently underway.

We are still seeking poster submissions as we now have extra exhibitions space available so if you would like to promote a project you are working on or have recently completed, please submit your entry via the website

As you will know by know Australia ICOMOS is sponsoring the inaugural meeting of ICOMOS Pasifika at this conference. That meeting will take place concurrently with the AICOMOS Executive meeting on the 18th the day before the Symposium on Climate Change and Heritage Impacts. It is partly through the generosity of AI conference delegates from the Fremantle conference that we have been able to support our colleagues in the Pacific in this way. So thank you to all those who took part in last years conference dinner Raffle. We will be maintaining this tradition and the tradition of great prizes this year. It will be great to meet our colleagues from ICOMOS Pasifika and share experiences and we are ensuring hat there are enough social occasion during the conference to facilitate relaxed networking.

As always feel free to contact me by email . For questions around papers and logistics, please contact the conference managers Waldron Smith Management as directed on the website.

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2) Attention NSW and ACT members:
World Heritage Day talk - Friday 15th June in Sydney

Juliet Ramsay has just returned from attending the International Scientific Committee Cultural Landscapes in Italy, and ISC Historic Towns & Villages in Helsinki which was a co-operative event with ICOMOS Finland to discuss the Vienna (HUL) Memorandum (also attended by AI members Ian Hocking, Sue Jackson-Stepowski and Agnieshka Kiera). Juliet will discuss current international issues and the workings of ISCs under the new rules, while a local perspective case study will demonstrate a landscape approach applied to a Sydney historic landscape (speaker awaiting formal confirmation). Due to meetings of this ISC and CIVIHH in Helsinki, this celebration of World Heritage Day will happen on FRIDAY 15 June.

Young member, Amy Nhan, has been busy seeking out a not-visited-before and highly pertinent venue. Be prepared to BYO bring-your-own ‘CHAIR’, and being mid winter to wear warm clothing. Details awaiting confirmation and will be announced shortly via NSW membership global email.

Enquiries to Sue Jackson-Stepowski, NSW Representative and AI Secretary email:


3) Workshop On
The Protection Of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986

The Department of Environment and Water Resources, presents a workshop on significance assessment and the guidelines for Expert Examiners under the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act.

The workshop will provide an opportunity for discussion about the preparation of Expert Examiner reports, and to meet members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee.

Curators and heritage specialists with an interest in heritage objects and collections are encouraged to attend.

Speakers include: Dr Leah McKenzie, Director, Heritage Division, Department of the Environment of Water Resources
Veronica Macno, Curator, The Workshops Rail Museum/Queensland Museum

Venue: The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2007  Time: 11am-4.30pm

RSVP: Rosemary Hollow, Department of the Environment and Water Resources:                    Phone: 02 6274 2539

Register by: cob Thursday 31 May

There is no charge to attend this workshop. It is sponsored by the Department of the Environment and Water Resources with support from the Queensland Museum

Australian Government Dept of Environment and Water Resources


4) CHCAP Research Seminar, Thurs 7 June

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific presents a joint Research Seminar.

Thursday 7th June
from 4:00pm - 6:15pm

4:00- 4:45pm:
Addressing the issue of sustainable tourism at six World Heritage Sites.
Presenter: Chris Landorf, Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture & Built Environment, University of Newcastle.

4:45 - 5:00pm Break for questions, discussion and refreshments

'Singular Scenes': Encounters, representations, and the generation of racial knowledge about Aboriginal Australians.
 Presenter: Bronwen Douglas, Senior Fellow, Division of Pacific & Asian History, Australian National University.

5:45 -6:15pm Concluding questions, discussion, refreshments.

Research Synopses:

Addressing the issue of sustainable tourism at six World Heritage Sites.

A reality of World Heritage listing for many sites is an increased pressure to form the basis of economic growth through tourism. This comes with associated issues of site degradation and loss of connection between local communities and their heritage. However, recent developments in the World Heritage nomination and reporting process indicate a growing awareness of the need to better balance environmental conservation with sustainable economic and social development. Chris will report on the extent to which five heritage management plans address the issue of sustainable tourism.

'Singular Scenes': Encounters, representations, and the generation of racial knowledge about Aboriginal Australians.

This paper considers the production, reproduction, and independent life of certain iconic representations of Noongar men encountered at King George Sound in Western Australia in 1826. Originally the works of artists and naturalists on the expedition of the Frenchman Dumont d'Urville, these representations were variously deployed, appropriated, and plagiarized by metropolitan savants, editors, or publishers in the course of constructing extremely adverse stereotypes of Aboriginal people that positioned them at the base of human racial hierarchies. Bronwen treats these encounters as situational and permeable: not as a generalized clash of incommensurate cultures but as ambiguous intersections of multiple personal agencies, both indigenous and foreign, which were usually at cross-purposes but were not necessarily opposed.

There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome

Venue: Moot Court, Building C Room 3.19, Deakin University
For a map of the campus see


5) Additional $4 Million to Protect Our Coastal Environment

The Australian Government today announced an additional $4 million in community funding to protect and conserve Australia’s coastal and marine environments.

The funding, to be provided through a special round of the Australian Government Envirofund, was jointly announced by Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, Senator Eric Abetz, and Assistant Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr John Cobb.

Senator Abetz said Round 10 of the Envirofund will provide targeted help to allow communities protect and improve their local coastal and marine environments.

“While Australia has an enviable record in environmental protection, further action to help conserve and clean-up our coastal environment is desirable”, the Minister said.
“The best environmental outcomes are achieved when the local community and the Government can work together.
“This funding will allow community groups to come forward with their own local, on-ground ways to improve the coast environment, and if worthy, the Australian Government will assist the community to make it happen.”

Community groups and individuals can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to undertake local environment projects to protect our foreshores, beaches, estuaries and marine environments.

Some examples of the types of projects eligible for funding include restoring coastal sand dunes through planting of native grasses and shrubs; monitoring of threatened coastal animal species to aid their recovery; construction of beach walkways to protect native plants and animals; and public awareness campaigns to help reduce marine pollution.

Mr Cobb said the special coastal and marine round of Envirofund would continue the Australian Government’s commitment to helping community groups and individuals tackle important natural resource management issues at the local level.

“Since its inception in 2002, the Australian Government Envirofund has provided more than $110 million for almost 7000 local environment projects throughout all regions of Australia,” he said.

“Round 10 of the Envirofund will focus solely on coastal and marine projects, providing coastal communities with the support they need to undertake valuable on-ground work that will benefit not only their local environment, but the wider coastal and marine environments that are enjoyed by millions of Australian and overseas visitors every year.

“To make it easier for coastal communities to get their environment projects off the ground, the Australian Government will again consider a reduced level of applicant contribution for coastal Envirofund projects, particularly where they are undertaken by volunteers.

More information and examples of eligible activities are in the Envirofund Round 10 Guide and Application Form. The coastal and marine round of Envirofund opens for applications on Monday 21 May and closes on Friday 20 July.

For copies of the application form visit or telephone 1800 065 823.
Media contacts: 
Office of John Cobb   Tom Chesson : 0418 415 597
Office of Eric Abetz   Brad Stansfield: 0419 884 666


6) Call for Papers/Abstracts/Submissions
6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
January 11 - 14, 2008
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

Submission Deadline: August 23, 2007

Sponsored by:
University of Louisville - Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods
The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance

Web address:
Email address:

The 6th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities will be held from January 11 (Friday) to January 14 (Monday), 2008 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, and the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions with other fields are welcome.

Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts & Humanities are Invited):
*American Studies
*Art History
*Ethnic Studies
*Graphic Design
*Landscape Architecture
*Performing Arts
*Postcolonial Identities
*Product Design
*Second Language Studies
*Visual Arts
*Other Areas of Arts and Humanities
*Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other areas.

Submitting a Proposal:

You may now submit your paper/proposal by using our new online submission system! To use the system, and for detailed information about submitting see:

Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities
P.O. Box 75036
Honolulu, HI 96836 USA
Telephone: (808) 542-4385
Fax: (808) 947-2420


7) 9th International Conference  Art2008

The 9th International Conference  Art2008 will take place in Jerusalem, Israel on May 25-30, 2008.

Dear Colleague,
We are happy to host the upcoming 9th International Art Conference in Jerusalem on Non-destructive Investigation and Analysis. The success of twenty years of Art conferences throughout Europe has set the background for Art2008. The main objective of Art2008 is bringing together experts in non-destructive evaluation and material analysis with professionals from the fields of preservation of cultural heritage, archaeology, art history and architectural researchers of ancient structures.

Non-destructive methods of analysis have become a routine in many areas of technology, engineering and medicine. With a growing number of application areas, non-destructive analysis found its way into the world of art and archeology. Its advantage over sampling is obvious in the cases of unique objects of cultural heritage. Continuous improvement of sensitivity and reliability has caused non-destructive investigations to become a preferred approach even in cases where microanalysis sampling is permitted.

Many non-destructive techniques and evaluation methods applied in the natural sciences offer advantages to cultural heritage preservation. The synergy between experts will lead to the continuous development and adjustments of new scientific methods and their application in the fields of preservation, reconstruction and diagnostics of museum and archeological objects.

For details of the First Announcement and Call for Papers please see our website

Please bring the conference to the attention of your colleagues.

We look forward to your participation.

Prof. Amos Notea
Conference Chairman

Conference Secretariat:
POB 574, Jerusalem 91004, Israel
Tel: 972-2-6520574
Fax: 972-2-6520558


8) Pratt Foundation Fellowship closes soon.

To all considering applying for the Pratt Foundation Fellowship,just a gentle reminder that applications close Monday 28th May at 4.00 pm when hard copies of your application must be received at ISS Institute.

Please call Jeanette if you have any questions at this stage,we are here to help.

More information and application form can be found at:

ISS Institute
101/685 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124

Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866


9) Position Vacant
International Specialised Skills Institute Inc

Business and Programs Manager

• Office located in Camberwell
• Dynamic team environment
• Full time position. $48,000 - $55,000

International Specialised Skills Institute Inc (ISS Institute) is seeking a dynamic individual as part of their successful and growing team. This is an excellent opportunity to diversify your career and unite your passion for sales and management.

Since 1990 ISS Institute, an independent, national organisation, has provided opportunities for Australian industry and commerce to gain best-in-the-world skills and experience in traditional and leading-edge technology, design, innovation and management capabilities.

The Institute identifies skill deficiencies and meeting associated need through its ‘Overseas Skill Acquisition Plan (Fellowship Program)’, events, education and training activities and consultancy services.

ISS Institute has been integral to the success of organisations and individuals seeking solutions with regard to optimising and enhancing existing abilities and establishing new directions and strategies for workplace practices.

You will be responsible for managing ISS Institute’s ‘Overseas Fellowship Program’, education
and training activities and events as well as developing and building new and existing relationships
within industry, government, education/training institutions and firms. Your overall purpose will be to provide an extremely high level of service and create a higher level of awareness with clients and agencies.
If you’re looking for a face paced, supportive, consultative and autonomous role in which you can develop your sales and management skills - this is the role for you.

To be successful it is envisaged that you will have:
• Strong relationship building skills and have a strong focus on customer service.
• Superior skills to research, identify and establish new contacts with industry, government, education/training institutions and firms.
• Highly developed commercial acumen and strategic planning skills.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Superior project and time management skills.
• Good client relationship management skills both internally and externally.
• Excellent writing and editing skills ie reports, brochure copy, training materials.
• Advanced computer skills, preferrably Mac.
• Excellent face-to-face and cold calling skills.
• Marketing, presentation, event management and business experience.

If you have the capabilities to meet this position, then email your CV and a minimum of three referees to for immediate consideration. Enquiries to 03 9882 0055.


10) Consultancy Opportunity -
Rottnest Island WW II Defence Heritage Interpretation Plan

Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association and National Trust of Australia (WA) (Defence Heritage Committee) INTERPRETATION CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT PLAN for Rottnest Island WW II Coastal Defence Heritage

PROJECT BRIEF now available -  for a copy contact:


The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has, through the Rottnest Island Management Plan 2003-2008, stated as one of its three strategic goals that “Rottnest Island’s environment and heritage are conserved and enhanced as a model of sustainability”. Specific recommendations on how this might and could be achieved were included in the management plan and reiterated and supported by the Rottnest Island Taskforce report of 2004.

Rottnest Island has an extensive coastal defence history that has been acknowledged as nationally significant and worthy of conservation and interpretation. Conservation works to these cultural heritage assets has been and continues to be undertaken by the Rottnest Island Authority, as well as ongoing maintenance, remedial work and monitoring. Interpretation of these assets  being the sites, remnants and stories associated with this part of its history - is therefore considered an important step in progressing the recommendations of both the management plan and the taskforce report.

Interpretation will promote and sustain the values both individually and collectively of the defence heritage assets, and will be a mechanism of sharing the stories of coastal defence heritage with the visitors to the Island who represent many and varied communities and interest groups and age ranges, and also for passing these stories on to new generations.

At the broader level, interpretation of the defence heritage assets will contribute to and enhance the understanding and enjoyment of Rottnest Island’s cultural and natural heritage and provide a mechanism for all visitors to appreciate, experience and learn more about the place.

The Rottnest Island Authority has had an ongoing relationship with the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association (RVGA) for almost 20 years. This relationship centres on the activities of the RVGA to assist in the conservation and interpretation of Rottnest Island’s unique and naturally significant environment, built, natural and Indigenous. The RVGA assists in interpretation primarily through a continually evolving program of guided tours and interpretive walks which are presented on a daily basis.

Since 1986, the RVGA has also been part of and supported the conservation of the significant WW II defence heritage sites on Rottnest Island. As one layer of the multi-layered story lines of Rottnest, the WW II defence sites collectively constitute the best preserved coastal artillery defence system from the Battle of Australia. It is the only site nationally to retain primary armament (9.2 inch guns), barracks (Kingstown), observation and command posts (Signal Ridge), military railroad and a range of ancillary sites relevant to an understanding of the coast defence system.

The Defence Heritage Committee (DHC) of the National Trust of Australia (WA) has also worked in a volunteering arrangement with the Rottnest Island Authority to document and classify defence heritage sites, to index and catalogue photographs relating to the military heritage of Rottnest and to present a series of educational seminars and workshops on Rottnest Defences and Fortress Fremantle from colonial times to the present.

Because of the breadth of knowledge of the WW II defence systems possessed by members of the RVGA and the DHC, their ongoing and active participation in developing the interpretation and conservation of this aspect of defence heritage and their long term commitment to the visitors to the Island, the Rottnest Island Authority has endorsed the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association and the Defence Heritage Committee of National Trust of Australia (WA) as coordinating partners for this interpretation planning project.

The report covers the Coastal Defence Heritage of Rottnest Island during the period 1935-1963.

The project will not require the consultant to compile and include a detailed history of coastal defence but review and refer to existing resource material.

The project requires a review of the existing reports ‘Beyond Oliver Hill: Rottnest Island Military Heritage Interpretation Plan’ and ‘Oliver Hill Fort: Interpretation, identification, explanation and information signs of The Oliver Hill Fort Complex of elements’.

The project needs to be considerate of any heritage listings and aligned with the conservation requirements of the built, moveable and archaeological heritage and issues associated with Aboriginal heritage.

The main requirements of the Interpretation Concept Development Plan are to:
- Identify and develop appropriate, relevant and up-to-date interpretation policies and strategies for the coastal defence heritage assets of the Island;
- Provide guidelines and text for interpretive information
- Provide conceptual designs for interpretation spaces, media and tools;
- Provide a recommended staged implementation program including an operational and project development budget

All submissions should be clearly marked, “Tender for consultant services for the planning & development of interpretation of Rottnest Island WW II Defence Heritage” , placed in a sealed envelope and submitted no later than 5.00pm on Friday 29 June 2007at the following address:
The National Trust of Australia (WA)
The Old Observatory
4 Havelock Street
Postal Address:
PO Box 1162
Alternatively, tenders may be sent via email to: or faxed to: (08) 9324 1571.

Refer enquiries to:
Name: Robert Mitchell, Manager Community Services
Telephone: (08) 9321 6088
Facsimile: (08) 9324 1571


11) Heritage Projects Coordinator (NSW)

Rappoport is a specialist firm of heritage practitioners located metro Sydney operating throughout NSW. Assisting town planners, architects and local government through the heritage approval process, this permanent position incorporates writing heritage reports & managing consultants. Skills & expertise required include; historical & archival research, writing, liaising with clients, external consultants, Councils; ability to work autonomously within a small team and scheduling to achieve deadlines. Strong communication skills including a good command of the English language; knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and thorough working knowledge of pertinent NSW heritage legislation will be required.

The successful applicant will be required to have tertiary qualifications. An attractive salary package, commensurate with experience, will be offered.

Please email Anna your resume;


12) Available now!
 The Future Past: Caring for Heritage Places

Caring for Heritage Places: Introducing the Burra Charter the 20 min Video has been transferred to disc format.
Now entitled The Future Past; Caring for Heritage Places, Introducing the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter .

Australia ICOMOS has copies available now for  $22.00 ($16.50 per copy plus postage of 5.50)
Bulk orders of 10 or more attract a discount rate of $10 per copy plus postage
Post your cheque or money order to Australia ICOMOS today!

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