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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 285
Last day for early bird registrations today!
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 15
th June 2007

1)  Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya
2)  Streetwise Asia Fund -  Please Consider A Pre June 30 Tax Effective Donation
3)  Conference - Murray River/Albury region
4)  CollectionsCare -  the Collections Council's proposal for regional collections
5)  Call for Applications: The George Alexander Foundation/ISS Institute Fellowship
6)  Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program
7)  Position Vacant: Heritage Specialist
8)  Full Time Permanent Position  Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.
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1) Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya

Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific

Thursday 21 st June
from 4:30pm

Memory and Heritage - The Shimoni Slave Caves in Southern Kenya

Herman Ogoti Kiriama
PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Faculty of Arts

The past can be represented through relics, traits, names, stories, dances and myths. An historical landscape therefore is material and meaning or the physical marks left behind as well as the meanings and interpretations related to them. These meanings and interpretations emanate from the memory (remembering, knowing and feelings) of the affected people. A historical landscape is thus a landscape of memory, a surface inscribed by the historical signs and stories that are meant to strengthen, direct and validate both the personal and the collective memory of its places.

This paper, using a case study of Shimoni, a small village on the south coast of Kenya, attempts to understand how historical landscapes are represented, reproduced and maintained through the memories of the different groups that claim ownership or ancestry to Shimoni. The paper also attempts to understand the kind of cultural meanings and ideological aspects that have been and are still related to this landscape.

Shimoni has a mixed population and this has brought about contestation of the memory of the historical landscape. The various groups have different ‘memories’ and stories on the past functions of the historical. It seems that these versions are meant to ‘arouse and arrange memories in order to suit particular psychic needs’.

There is no entry charge and everyone is welcome

The Blue Room, Building B Room 2.20, Deakin University

(for a map of the campus see )


2) Streetwise Asia Fund 
Please Consider A Pre June 30 Tax Effective Donation

Some Australia ICOMOS members have now made donations to the Streetwise Asia Fund and gratitude is expressed for those who have donated.

The progress with this fund is as follows:
·        Several modest projects have been identified in Laos via Rik Ponne the UNESCO project officer in Bangkok, and these are within the scope of the funds capacity. 
·        ICOMOS EC member Anthony Coupe has volunteered his services to visit Laos to get the project underway, and finalise the allocation of fund moneys to these projects.  This is anticipated in the next few months.
·        Over $15,000 has been raised from donations and sales of the Streetwise Asia publication.

The Streetwise Asia Fund has the support of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific.  The fund is hoping to raise $20,000 to be able to complete these identified projects and we are seeking donations to ensure that all identified elements can be achieved.

ICOMOS members are requested to consider a donation, however modest, pre June 30th to ensure the projects success.  Please note that all donations are allocated to actual conservation works and no part of any donation is allocated to administration.  Information can be provided about the proposed projects to potential donors.

The Streetwise Asia fund is now administered through the Australian Children Fund Inc, a tax deductible Registered Australian Charity.  All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.  

Donations are now welcome.  For further information about the Streetwise Asia Fund, please contact Elizabeth Vines, McDougall & Vines Conservation and Heritage Consultants

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3) Conference: Murray River/Albury region

October 19-21
Meandering about the Murray - interpreting the landscape of the Albury Region - 28th national conference of the Australian Garden History Society, focuses on the landscape around Albury, Holbrook and over the border...

A range of excellent speakers covering environmental, climatic & economic challenges past and present and their impacts...including water politics in the Murray-Darling Basin, weeds, passionate gardeners, writers & artists' responses will all be features, plus visits to private gardens and places not normally open to the public...

Costs:$470/555 non members (before 15/8/07) ; Lectures only: $120
Optional day (tour) $115; Post Conf. tour: $660/700 non members (numbers limited)

Dates: 19-21/10/07
Optional Day (tour): 22/10/07
Post Conf. Tour: 23-25/10/07 focussing on the Riverina district, based in Young
Bookings are filling up fast, esp. the optional day tour & post conference tour, so don't delay...
Book online from 8/6/07 at
More info/brochures?: email AGHS: or


4) CollectionsCare - the Collections Council's proposal for regional collections

The Collections Council engaged Anne Dunn last year to examine the concept of 'regional hubs' - a system of support for collections located in regional areas across Australia. Many thanks to all who made the time to speak with Anne, or to submit written suggestions and observations during her nation-wide consultation. The Collections Council of Australia Ltd has received Anne’s report, and has now published it online as The Dunn Report.

The Council’s response to The Dunn Report is entitled CollectionsCare. The Council believes that, by connecting people more effectively with their collections, CollectionsCare will deliver strong gains in cultural, social and economic capital for Australia.We have produced a brochure to promote the proposal which is being widely distributed in hard copy, and is also available on our website.

If you are interested in the sustainability of collections across Australia we urge you to support this proposal by bringing CollectionsCare to the attention of your elected representatives, electoral candidates and government officers at all three levels of government. Additional copies of the brochure are available on request.

You may also like to consider supporting our advocacy campaign for CollectionsCare by making a deductible donation to the Collections Council's Public Fund account.


5) Call for Applications
The George Alexander Foundation/ISS Institute Fellowship

Still 5 weeks left to prepare your submission - there is still time so ring us with your ideas and we can assist you to apply.

Submissions for the George Alexander close on July 16.
From across Australia in urban, regional and rural areas the George Alexander foundation/ISS institute fellowship for trades people and artisans to 35 years of age

Applications are invited in:
* Environment and Sustainability
* Alternative Energy

Submissions in other areas will be
considered such as:
* Manufacturing
* Food
* Automotive
* Engineering Trades
* Building and Construction
* Marine
* Furniture
* Heritage
* Primary Industries
* Specialist Trades

Please forward on to all you feel may be interested and who have the interest and the passion to study in areas of expertise that are not yet available in Australia

For more information, go to

ISS Institute
Suite 101/685 Burke Road
Camberwell 3124

Phone 61 3 9882 0055
Fax 61 3 9882 9866


6) Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program

Deadline:October 1, 2007 (Letters of Inquiry Packets)

Tourism Cares, a nonprofit charity supported by the tourism industry,administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy tourism-related nonprofit organizations working to preserve, conserve,and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.

Primary consideration is to fund projects and programs whose goal is capital improvements that serve to protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural significance; or the education of local host communities and the travelling public about conservation and preservation of sites of exceptional cultural, historical, or natural significance.

The 2007 Worldwide Grant Program goals for grantmaking call for a balanced distribution to U.S. and non-U.S. recipients. Based on merit and availability of funds, grants of up to $100,000 each will be considered.

 To be eligible, U.S.-based organizations must have nonprofit,
 tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status; non-U.S.-based organizations must have
 status equivalent to the U.S. 501(c)(3).

 Visit the Tourism Cares Web site for complete program information.



7) Position Vacant:
Heritage Specialist

Leading Australian heritage consultancy seeks a heritage specialist with an architectural background for a wide range of heritage projects.

High profile firm
Wide range of projects
Career progression opportunities

Godden Mackay Logan provides high level heritage advice on major development 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 architecture and, ideally, at least 2-5 years heritage experience. You will have excellent writing skills, the ability to manage projects, and demonstrated experience in preparing heritage assessments, heritage impact statements and advice reports. Importantly, you will be able to work as part of a team, and work within time and budget constraints.

We have an exciting range of projects 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. While this is a full-time position, consideration will also be given to part-time applicants.

Godden Mackay Logan is an AS/NZL ISO 9001:2000 quality certified company.

For more information contact Geoff Ashley or Peter Romey or 9319 4811. Send your application to


8) Full Time Permanent Position  Senior Archaeologist, Sydney.

We are seeking a highly skilled archaeologist with demonstrated knowledge in Aboriginal cultural heritage management, effective and appropriate communication & liaison skills, ability to think strategically, and demonstrated experience in the management of Aboriginal archaeological projects. The candidate must hold a minimum qualification of BA (Hons) in Australian archaeology.

The suitable candidate must have at least 5 years proven experience working in the Aboriginal archaeological consulting industry and the ability to build effective working relationships with Aboriginal stakeholder groups and clients. The candidate must have proven ability in the completion of tasks and projects and can demonstrate that they can meet project deadlines. The suitable candidate must be able to demonstrate they can effectively manage assessment and excavation projects from start to finish and obtain excavation permits from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.

We are prepared to offer an attractive salary package tailored to the successful candidate’s needs and experience, including, after a qualifying period access to performance based bonus options.

An assistance package will be available to a successful interstate candidate to help defray relocation costs.

Please contact Charles Parkinson for the job description and selection criteria at

Applications close 15th June 2007.

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