Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 306
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 26
th October, 2007

1)  World Heritage: A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members
2)  Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting: Friday 23 November 2007 at 4 pm
3)  Australia Wins World Heritage Committee Seat
4)  Tewkesbury Lecture: Integrating ‘Geofizz’, Aerial Survey, Visualisation and GIS in Archaeology
5)  The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference

6)  Int Call for Abstracts for the 11
TH US/ICOMOS Int. Symposium
7)  Tasmanian Heritage Review
8)  Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture  QLD
9)  News from Historic Houses Trust NSW: Dr Foyle's event date moved
10)  Polish up Those Heritage Credentials @ Deakin
11)  News from Heritage Tas  October 2007
12)  News from Heritage SA  October 2007
13) Situation Vacant:
Secretariat Officer Australia ICOMOS


1) World Heritage
A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members

Friday 23 November 2007 at 1 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW

To celebrate the recent meeting of the World Heritage Committee in New Zealand, and the inscription of the Sydney Opera House on the World Heritage List, Australia ICOMOS is holding a free seminar on World Heritage for its members. Speakers will include Kristal Buckley (ICOMOS International Vice-President), Joan Domicelj (World Heritage Adviser), Duncan Marshall (UNITAR World Heritage lecturer), Anita Smith (Australia ICOMOS World Heritage Reference Group coordinator) and Leah McKenzie (Australia ICOMOS ISC coordinator).

The topics to be covered include the World Heritage process, the concept of Outstanding Universal Value, the role of tentative lists, how nominations are assessed by the ICOMOS and IUCN and the World Heritage Committee, and issues such as the representivity of the World Heritage List.

The seminar will be held in the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, starting at 1 pm. Tea and coffee will be available. The seminar will be followed immediately by the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting at 4 pm. The seminar is open to all Australia ICOMOS members and associates. Entry is free, but you must register for catering purposes. Register by e-mail to (Caitlin Allen telephone 02 9372 8434).

Registrations close on Friday 9 November 2007.


2)  Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting
Friday 23 November 2007 at 4 pm

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW

Notice of the 2007 Annual General Meeting was sent to members and associates earlier this week, together with nomination forms for election to the Executive Committee. Six of the present members of the EC were elected last year and continue for a further year, leaving nine positions available to be filled. Australia ICOMOS members are encouraged to nominate for the Executive, and to talk to the existing EC members (listed on the web site) to find out more about it. Nomination forms will be sent with the notice of meeting, and must be returned to the Secretariat by the close of nominations at 2 pm on Friday 2 November 2007.

Participation in the election of the Executive Committee and any voting at the AGM is open to financial members of Australia ICOMOS. Associates are welcome to attend the AGM but are not eligible to vote.
The AGM will be followed by drinks at the Opera Bar and dinner at a location nearby (to be confirmed). If you are interested in joining us for dinner please register your interest beforehand with Caitlin Allen.


3) Australia Wins World Heritage Committee Seat

Media release from the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Water Resources.   25th October 2007

Australia has won a seat on the prestigious 21-member UNESCO World Heritage Committee, on the heels of Australia’s 25th world heritage anniversary celebrations.

Australia is one of nine successful candidates announced at the 16th General Assembly of States
Parties currently underway in Paris, France.

With 17 properties of its own, from the ancient Kakadu National Park landscape  managed jointly with its traditional owners - to the modern architecture of the newly-listed Sydney Opera House Australia has been a leader in World Heritage management and promotion.

During its four-year term Australia will work to advance the principles and integrity of the World Heritage Convention.

Under the Convention nations have a duty to protect places with outstanding universal value to all mankind  because once lost, they are lost forever.

For over 20 years Australia has set high standards as a State Party, promoting diversity in listings, supporting Asia-Pacific managers and championing best practice property management at home.

With a strong track record and a keen interest in building a sustainable future for all sites, this broader role in world heritage matters will enhance Australia’s ability to be a leading world heritage property manager and an active partner in the Asia-Pacific region.

And as the Asia-Pacific Focal Point for world heritage matters, Australia continues to provide technical support and practical advice to more than 20 countries in our region.

Today the nation is honoured to join a team that is helping care for the world’s priceless natural and cultural legacy.

Australia’s Committee team will be lead by Dr Greg Terrill, Department of the Environment and Water Resources, with Dr Anita Smith, Heritage Victoria and Deakin University, and Mr Jon Day of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

For more information visit
For further information please contact Greg Terill on (02) 6274 2044/0417 048 259.


4) Tewkesbury Lecture: Integrating ‘Geofizz’, Aerial Survey, Visualisation and GIS in Archaeology

Dr. Michael Doneus
Department of Prehistory and Mediaeval Archaeology
University of Vienna, Austria

Dr Doneus is a full time researcher in the Department of Prehistoric and Mediaeval Archaeology at the University of Vienna, and Head of the Aerial Archive. Michael will discuss developments in aerial archaeology, airborne laser scanning, geophysical prospecting (aka Geofizz), GIS and visualisation that are used in modern European archaeology. This will be a very interesting and informative presentation, illustrating the contribution that geomatics technologies makes to the discipline of archaeology.

When: 6.00pm
Thursday 8th November
Theatre A, First Floor
Old Engineering Building
The University of Melbourne

Department of Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
Enquiries: 03  8344 6754


5) The 14th National Engineering Heritage Conference

will focus on all aspects of engineering heritage and industrial heritage, with a particular interest in works carried out in Australia. These two-yearly national conferences are cycled throughout the various States and New Zealand; the last time held here in W.A. was 1990.

Presented by Engineering Heritage Australia the conference will be held at Trinity Conference Centre, adjacent to the University of Western Australia in Crawley, from Sunday 18 to Wednesday 21 November 2007.

The conference program has themes chosen to appeal to all those interested in engineering and industrial heritage, with plenty of opportunity for debate and exchange of information. There will be 28 papers presented, including seven keynote presentations, plus an opening address by Lieutenant General (Retd) John Sanderson, AC HonFIEAust.

Papers at the conference will cover activities such as assessment, conservation, interpretation and ongoing management of engineering and industrial heritage.

Program themes
The principal themes for the conference are
- Promoting heritage conservation practice for professional engineers
- Preserving & passing on heritage trade skills
- Industrial heritage of the Australian hardwood timber industry
- Conservation of large timber structures
- Development of wireless communication in Australia
- Engineering heritage of resource development in Australia
- Engineering heritage of the water industry

For all enquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat
Debrett’s Conference & Event Management
PO Box 441, NEDLANDS, WA, 6909
Telephone: +61 8 9386 3282
Fax: +61 8 9386 3292


6) International Call for Abstracts for the 11TH US/ICOMOS International Symposium

Developing a comprehensive approach to US participation in the global heritage community

May 28 - 31, 2008, Washington, DC, USA

(Deadline for abstract submittal: November 15, 2007)

The 11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium will initiate a process for implementing the recommendations of the PreserveAmerica Summit’s “Participating in the Global Community” panel that will reinvigorate and enhance the U.S. role in international preservation. The Global Community panel made recommendations in four areas:  community building, stewardship, leadership, and capacity-building (more detailed recommendations for these four areas are outlined below).

US/ICOMOS seeks abstracts that discuss innovative, successful programs and partnerships from the Unietd States and other countries involving collaboration in international preservation within these four broad areas.  US/ICOMOS is particularly interested in receiving abstracts from the international community that discuss the benefits received from collaboration with US preservationists, organizations, and agencies in addition to abstracts from US preservationists who have benefited from international collaboration in their work. Other multilateral and bilateral programs with third countries are also welcome.

In addition to invited and selected papers to be presented at the symposium, US/ICOMOS is initiating a series of panel discussions amongst our members prior to the symposium, each of which will result in draft recommendations, or action items, to be presented to the full symposium in Washington, DC.  The symposium will also include break-out sessions for each panel that will allow conference attendees to discuss and finalize the draft recommendations into final reports that will be presented to the entire conference during the closing session.

For the full PreserveAmerica report, please visit

Also, visit the US/ICOMOS website for more information on this and past symposia at


7) Tasmanian Heritage Review

The Tasmanian historic heritage legislation is currently under review, and the Minister has now released a Position Paper on the reform of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995.

Submissions are invited and should be lodged by 31 October 2007.

The position paper is available on-line on Heritage Tasmania's website.

However, if you have any problem with accessing the paper from the website, please phone Heritage Tasmania on 6233 2037.

Elspeth Wishart is co-ordinating a submission from ICOMOS. If you would like to contribute to this submission could you please provide comments to Elspeth ( no later than 25 October, although earlier would be appreciated.


8) Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture  QLD

The National Trust of Qld invites you to attend…..

Visiting UK Heritage Expert Dr Jonathan Foyle Workshop and lecture
The Brisbane Institute and The National Trust of Queensland are pleased to be bringing well known architectural historian, archaeologist and Executive Director of the World Monuments Fund in Britain, Dr Jonathon Foyle to Brisbane in November.

You are invited to attend either the professional workshop (numbers strictly limited) or public talk on the Wednesday evening at the Masonic Memorial Centre.

Public Talk:
Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 6pm
Venue: The Grand Hall, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 13 November ph: 3220 2198 or  Bookings Essential
COST: $22* general admission; $11* full-time student
$15* for National Trust members, BI members & Sponsors

Date: Wednesday 14 November 2007, 10am to 12noon
Venue: Meeting Room, Masonic Memorial Centre
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
RSVP: 9 November ph: 3229 1788 or
COST: $45 - Workshop includes morning tea, light lunch
plus optional tour of Masonic Memorial Centre -
Limited spacesBooking essential


9) News from Historic Houses Trust NSW

Hampton Court: The Lost Palace
With international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle

In the ballroom of our own State ‘Palace’ hear international guest Dr Jonathan Foyle speak about his experiences at Hampton Court, England’s most significant palace of the Tudor age, and his ensuing work with the World Monuments Fund.

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an architectural historian, archaeologist and chief executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain. Jonathan is a regular presenter and specialist on many successful history programs in the UK such as Time team and Meet the ancestors and he presents the search for both Henry VIII and The Vikings in the forthcoming US History Channel Series Lost worlds. As Buildings Curator at Historic Royal Palaces for over seven years, he was responsible for researching the history and detailed architectural development of Hampton Court. His research discovered important new information about Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s original palace and its Italian Renaissance influences.

Introduced by Ann Toy, Supervising Curator at Government House. Followed by refreshments and an exclusive opportunity to view the new furnishings in the drawing room.

Please note that this event has been moved to Friday 16 November 2007.

Government House   |
Friday 16 November | 6.30pm  8.30pm |
General $35 Conc/Members $30 | Includes light refreshments |
Bookings essential T 02 8239 2211

Each hour of participation in these events may contribute to the annual informal CPE requirements for architect’s registration


10) Polish up Those Heritage Credentials @ Deakin

·         Do you need to refresh your brain with up-to-date professional development?
·        Are whippersnappers with Master degrees nipping at your Bachelor heels?
·        Maybe you’re tempted to go the full monty with a PhD?

Deakin University's off-campus, part-time programs in Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies are available to fit further study into your life and work. The expertise of Australia's biggest and only distance-catering heritage and museum course is at your service.

Our highly flexible program enables you to claim advanced standing for existing studies and professional experience in heritage-relevant fields.

Subjects include Heritage and Development; World Heritage; HeritageLaw; Conservation Practice; Heritage Interpretation; Heritage Tourism.

Past and current students testify that Deakin has excellent study materials,convenient library orders by internet with delivery to your letterbox,highly practical assignments, and expert staff who aim to be helpful.

Contact Dr Linda Young, Course Director, to check what Deakin Cultural Heritage & Museum Studies can do for you: 9251 7130;


11) News from Heritage Tasmania  October 2007

Some of this months highlights include:
Collegiate School archaeological dig
In early September a section of the playground at Collegiate School’s Founders Hall in Hobart became the site of an archaeological dig. Christine Richardson, Head of Collegiate’s Middle School, said the dig has provided students with a unique learning opportunity under the guidance of consultant and archaeologist, Mr Parry Kostoglou.

Heritage Tasmania update
The end of September saw the release of the much anticipated position paper on the reform of the Historic Cultural Heritage Act 1995, which has been a long-term project for Heritage Tasmania. It outlines reforms to amend the Act and make heritage management clearer, more consistent and generate greater certainty for property owners, developers and local government.
Tasmanian Heritage Festival 2008  Tasmania’s magical landscapes
The theme for the 2008 Tasmanian Heritage Festival has been announced by the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). Falling under the banner of “leisure and recreation” the theme is “Tasmania’s magical landscapes”.
Two Tree Point listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register
The Tasmanian Heritage Council has provisionally listed Two Tree Point at Bruny Island on the Tasmanian Heritage Register. This place is important because it is an early European landing site within Australia, and demonstrates the evolution of Tasmania’™s history. Both Captain James Cook and Captain William Bligh replenished their supplies of fresh water from Resolution Creek at Two Tree Point.
New website showcases National Trust properties
National Trust properties and Tasmania’s historic heritage have taken centre stage on a new website. With the National Trust performing an important role in presenting and promoting its historic properties around Tasmania, the new website will make these places even more accessible to visitors and the community.
The website address is:

Lake Margaret Power Scheme: Tuesday 30 October, 12.30  1.30pm
Sarah Waight, the Senior Heritage Consultant with Hydro Tasmania will talk about the heritage conservation of one of Australia’s oldest hydro electric power schemes  Lake Margaret. Venue:Level 6, 134 Macquarie Street frrom 12.30pm  1.30pm. For further information please contact Robyn Shaw at Heritage Tasmania on 6233 2067 or email

Phone: 1300 850 332 (local call cost) or (03) 6233 2037 | Fax: (03) 6233 3186 | Email:


12) News from Heritage South Australia - October 2007

Full newsletter can be viewed online at .

Highlights include:

Tour a State Heritage Area without leaving home
A great new feature of the DEH State Heritage Areas website is the addition of interactive maps that allow you to point and click your way through each of South Australia’s 17 State Heritage Areas. To take a stroll along Petticoat Lane in Penola, or see the sunrise over the Arckaringa Hills, or to find out what makes the garden suburb of Colonel Light Gardens so special, go to the ‘Visiting’ page of the State Heritage Areas website

State Heritage Places recently entered in the South Australian Heritage Register
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of the former Koonibba Lutheran Mission
Mickey Free Lawrie Drive, Koonibba via Ceduna
This church, erected in 1910, is one of only two structures remaining from the early days of the Koonibba Mission. Read more at
Former Wolseley Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot
Bordertown  Wolseley Road, Wolseley
A significant reminder of South Australia’s contribution to Australia’s national defences during World War II. Read more at

Heritage Surveys/ Development Plan Amendments - Update
There has recently been a formal change in planning terminology: as of 27 September 2007 Plan Amendment Reports (PARs) are now known as Development Plan Amendments (DPAs).

Heritage conservation skills under the spotlight
NSW Heritage Office and Heritage Victoria recently held a two-day National Workshop on Professional Heritage Conservation Skills & Training in Sydney, with a ‘miniature’ version held in Victoria shortly after. John Fidler, former Head of Conservation at English Heritage, Vice President of ICCROM, Getty Scholar and now practitioner in the U.S. with forensic engineers SGH,was a keynote speaker. John has been involved in developing the professional accreditation processes established in England and also the construction industry survey and action plan to address the loss of trade skills in England.
PowerPoint presentations delivered by John Fidler can be accessed through the Heritage Victoria website
Email or phone 08 8124 4947

Heritage Branch
The Heritage Branch of the South Australian Department for Environment and Heritage aims to identify, protect, conserve and promote State Heritage Places and Maritime Heritage within the context of relevant legislation - the Heritage Places Act 1993, the State Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981 and the Australian Government's Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.
T. (08) 8124 4960
F. (08) 8124 4980

13) Situation Vacant: Secretariat Officer
Australia ICOMOS Inc

After years of devoted service, our Secretariat Officer, Nola Miles, is moving on, and Australia ICOMOS is therefore seeking an energetic, multi-skilled and self-reliant person for the part-time position (2 to 3 days per week) of Secretariat Officer, starting in December or January. The position is based at Burwood campus, Deakin University in Melbourne. Duties include administrative support to the Executive Committee, receipt and distribution of messages and correspondence (phone, post, fax, email), financial data entry, banking, preparation of weekly e-mail News, maintenance of membership database, handling membership applications and renewals, filling orders, and organising distribution of Historic Environment. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (including Access database) and Quickbooks accounting system would be an advantage.

Further information from Helen Lardner, tel 03 9347 5522. Please send an email to outlining your relevant skills and availability by Friday, 9 November.

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