Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 308
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 9th November, 2007

1)  Aust ICOMOS AGM- Friday 23 Nov 2007 at 4 pm
2)  World Heritage A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members
3)  Seminars in WA this week
4)  Visiting Canadian archaeologist & heritage consultant, Gail Sussman: lecture and discussion
5)  LAST DAYS!  Please take the time to complete the survey Cultural Heritage and the Impacts of Climate Change
6)  News from Queensland
7)  ICOMOS Card discounts
8)  Back to Marrickville Road: An Exhibition of Photographs Celebrating the History of Marrickville Road
9)  International Conference on Chinese Mining in Australia and Asia-Pacific:  Trans-national Histories, Archaeology and Heritage
10)  Call for papers: SAHANZ 2008 conference
11)  Call for papers: 13th International Planning History Society Conference
12)  New book - Asia Conserved.
13)  4 copies of IBC available at discount
14) Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne
15)  Dr Jonathan Foyle in Brisbane
16)  Dr Jonathan Foyle in NSW
17)  Plea to Save Tomonoura
18)  News from ICCROM
19)  ACT Heritage Council Expressions of Interest for Membership
20) Situation Vacant:
Secretariat Officer Australia ICOMOS
21) Situation Vacant: Archaeologist, Biosis Research Queanbeyan

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

Friday 23 November 2007 at4 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney

The AGM will be held immediately after the World Heritage seminar. Nominations for membership of the Executive Committee closed last Friday and the number of nominations received equalled the number of vacancies, so there will be no need for a ballot. The new Executive Committee will take office from the end of the AGM, and will meet at the National Trust Centre, Observatory Hill, the following day.

The AGM will be followed by drinks at the Opera Bar, and dinner at the nearby Heritage Belgian Beer Cafe. We are also close to capacity for the dinner, so if you wish to come and have not yet registered with Caitlin Allen please do so today. (Caitlin Allen telephone 02 9372 8434).


2) World Heritage
A seminar for Australia ICOMOS members

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

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 promptly 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. If you haven't already done so, you should register by e-mail to (Caitlin Allen telephone 02 9372 8434).

Registrations close today Friday 9 November 2007.


3) Seminars in WA this week

Institute for Regional Development

Local History, World Heritage, “Glocal” Reactions: The Case of the Rideau Canal World Heritage Site
Presenter: Professor Brian Osborne from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Brian Osborne is Professor Emeritus of Geography at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he has taught since 1967. Professor Osborne describes himself as an unreconstructed historical geographer. His research interests include settlement history, cultural landscapes and the role of art, literature and communications in the development of Canadian national identity.

Geography Lecture Theatre 2, 1st Floor, Geography Building,
The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley. UWA campus map available at:


Geographies of Australian Heritages. Loving a Sunburnt Country?
Edited by Roy Jones of Curtin University and Brian J Shaw of The University of Western Australia.
HERITAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY In any settler and/or postcolonial society, heritage is a complex and contested topic that involves indigenous, imperial and other migrant components. In Australia, this situation is compounded by the unique characteristics of the country’s natural environment, the considerable diversity of its migrant intake and the demographic and technological imbalances between its indigenous and settler populations.
This volume brings together internationally recognised academics and emerging scholars, whose expertise extends through the areas of tourism, planning, heritage management, environmental studies and state and local government. Through a representative set of case studies from across the country’s states and capital cities, the contributors demonstrate the range and diversity of heritage issues currently confronting Australia, and consider possible ways of resolving these.

Geology-Geography Common Room, 1st Floor, Geology-Geography Building, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley. UWA campus map available at: .
Light refreshments will be served


Patriotic Pines, Diasporic Geese: Contructing Identities in a Trans-national World

Professor Brian Osborne will also be presenting the above seminar on Friday 16th November 2007 at 12pm at Curtin University
Humanities Boardroom, (Building 209 Rm 214) Curtin University of Technology, Bentley Campus. Campus map available at:

Enquiries: Helen Pelusey, IRD 6488 8029 or


4) Visiting Canadian archaeologist & heritage consultant, Gail Sussman: lecture and discussion

Australia ICOMOS and the National Trust invite you to a lecture and discussion
Monday 26th November at the National Trust 5.30pm for 6pm start

Who Pays? Conservation, Capacity Building and Corporate Social Responsibility
Gail Sussman

Corporate Social Responsibility programs of industry can support training for cultural heritage staff in developing countries. Training/work initiatives for indigenous peoples are also part of the "who pays" question. The presentation will flow into the advocacy for a cultural heritage policy document for the mining industry and potential programs coming out of those policies. A case study will show how a listed, 16th century, adobe church in S. America, was located over a silver deposit, resulting it being and reconstituted as a poured concrete/stone structure with national culture ministry approval.

* What is the role of ICOMOS in protecting sites that are not yet on the world heritage list?
* How can the capacity of government workers in developing countries be strengthened in applying conservation principles to internationally based development projects?
* How can industry be engaged to support conservation projects through their corporate social responsibility programs?
* How to provide employment for indigenous peoples in preserving their cultural heritage?
* Engagement, consultation, involvement: What do these terms mean for Indigenous peoples in highly developed countries such as Canada and Australia?

Date: Monday 26 November at 5.30pm for 6pm start
Venue: Annie Wyatt Room, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Observatory Hill, Sydney
FREE - due to accommodation requirements, please email bookings c/- Meredith Walker <   > or  for enquiries w 02 9818 1803
Drinks afterwards at the Lord Nelson, cnr Kent St and Argyle Place

Gail Sussman is an archaeologist, heritage consultant and principal with an international preservation practice, Rimmonim Preservation Consultants, based in Toronto Canada. The practice focus archaeological and sacred sites conservation through training indigenous people sponsored by industry: other aspects include cultural heritage landscapes and architectural ruins. International preservation projects are in the Middle East, Europe, and South America. Gail has held executive positions with ICOMOS Canada and ICOMOS Israel. During a Getty Fellowship with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Gail developed a strong interest in linking the corporate social responsibility programmes to training indigenous peoples to preserve cultural heritage resources with a pilot project on a Inca Empire palace in Ecuador. Gail is advisor to the Prospectors and Developers’ Association of Canada (PDAC) on the relationship between cultural heritage and environmental assessments for their Environmental Excellence in Exploration or e3 committee; to the Ontario Ministry of Culture for its review Class Environmental Assessments and Euromines in Brussels with an objective to achieve a three way link among European, Canadian and Australian mining companies to create an international cultural heritage policy document that would be adopted throughout the mining industry. The policies would feature consultation with indigenous peoples, protection of archaeological sites, built heritage, cultural landscapes and sacred places.

A joint event between Australia ICOMOS and the National Trust of Australia (NSW)


5) LAST DAYS!!!!!!!!!!
Please take the time to complete the survey
Cultural Heritage and the Impacts of Climate Change

The Extended Deadline for completion of the Cultural heritage and Impacts of Climate Change Survey is November the 15th 2007. Strangely to date we have NO responses from most government departments charged with managing this issue. We have had several responses from local governments. Can it really be the case that no research on this important issue is being undertaken by our government agencies? Please take the few minutes that it will take to complete the survey and email it back to me. It will only take about 5-10mins of your time. In addition it would be appreciated if you could circulate the questionnaire to any one that you think might be interested or who has been involved in relevant work. Completed questionnaires can be forwarded to Susan at fax 0740421380 or scanned and emailed to .

Australia ICOMOS is keen to assess Australia’s level of preparedness in relation to this issue and develop a role in promoting effective research and investigation into both the potential impacts of Climate Change on our cultural heritage and the remediation of impacts where possible. We have developed a very brief questionnaire as a first step in collating data on the range of projects being undertaken which are directly or indirectly relevant to the identification, assessment or mitigation of the impact of climate change on cultural heritage. Ultimately we would like to collate data on this topic relevant to heritage conservation disciplines, on studies and research relevant to the likely impact of global climate change on cultural heritage. THE SURVEY CAN NOW BE DOWNLOADED OFF THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE HOME PAGE


6) News from Queensland
Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy

The Australia ICOMOS Annual Report is in preparation and so communications are zipping across the ether catching up on all the activities that have occurred in the past year. In the course of these conversation many interesting projects and events that members have engaged in emerge. Since most of these involve the individual projects of members some will not make it into the annual report but since most ICOMITES have only rare opportunities to catch up with Queensland colleagues I thought the information would be of interest to some of our E-News readers. Queensland members have been beavering away on major heritage architectural projects, World Heritage missions and establishing new government heritage programs

Ray Supple who some of you will know from the General Assembly in Xi’an and others from his previous work in Victoria, has made the move to the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and is now based in Cairns. Earlier this year he launched the North Queensland section of the State-Wide Cultural Heritage Survey which aims to document most of the cultural heritage places in Queensland by early 2008. Those who attended the Australia ICOMOS conference in Cairns will recall that the chair of the Queensland heritage Council gave an overview of the project at the Heritage Exhibition launch held in the Library foyer at James Cook University.

Mike Rowland’s department, Natural Resources and Water has launched the Indigenous Cultural Heritage Map of Queensland which is available as free download from or as a hard copy by emailing him at

Jacqueline Pearce of Pearce Architects reports that they are currently working on the continuation of the stone work conservation at Brisbane Parliament House (Charles Tiffin architect). They have been commissioned to document the conservation work to the ends of the L shapedbuilding and the internal courtyard areas. This work continues from other earlier stages that have addressed the major frontages at Alice and George Streets. The badly deteriorated fence will also be conserved at a later stage.

They have also recently completed 1.2 million conservation project at St Augustine's Catholic Church at Coolangatta (JP Donoghue & Donoghue architect). This appears to be the oldest surviving church in its original location in the Gold Coast region. The 1925 Romanesque brick nave had a 1960s extension, adding transepts and central sanctuary. The work addressed roof leaks, brick conservation, and internal painting, lighting upgrade and conservation of early finishes. The completed project has all very happy with the end result.

Those readers who came to the eXtreme Heritage Conference in Cairns in July will have had a small introduction to some of the Queensland members, to how vast this state is and how thinly our members are spread once away from Brisbane. I am sure there are many other interesting projects and issues being tackled by Queensland Members and encourage them to drop me a line now and then about their activities.


7) ICOMOS Card discounts

Australia ICOMOS is starting to compile a list of heritage properties, museums etc around the world that give ICOMOS members free or discounted entry. If you have used your ICOMOS membership card (only full members have these) in this way in the last two years, can you please send details to Caitlin Allen,

It is eventually proposed to put this list on the website for the information of members.

8) Back to Marrickville Road:
An Exhibition of Photographs Celebrating the History of Marrickville Road

Marrickville Council is pleased to announce the opening of a photographic exhibition celebrating the history of Marrickville Road on
Saturday 17th November at 3pm.

The exhibition will be held at the Alex Trevallion Plaza, Marrickville Road, Marrickville.

The official opening will be presided by  the Mayor, Councillor Dimitri Thanos at 11.30am.


9) International Conference on Chinese Mining in Australia and Asia-Pacific:  Trans-national Histories, Archaeology and Heritage

Australian National University, Canberra
11 to 13 July 2008

Preliminary announcement and calls for expressions of interest

To mark the sesquicentennial of the influx of Chinese on to the New South Wales goldfields in 1858 an international conference, hosted by the Centre for the Study of the Chinese Southern Diaspora, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU in July 2008 and will bring together scholars, historians, archaeologists, heritage and museum specialists, and other researchers from throughout Australia and overseas to explore, examine, and share their research findings on the Chinese in Australian Mining History. In addition to the Chinese on the New South Wales mining fields, the conference will be concerned with the comparative history and archaeology of Chinese on other mining fields in Australia and overseas, in particular southeast Asia, the Americas, and New Zealand, as well as within China itself. The four major themes of the conference, for which proposals for panels and papers are now sought will be the following:
· Comparative and trans-national histories of Chinese mining communities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific;
· Chinese mining technology, technological transfer and innovation overseas;
· Historical archaeology of Chinese mining: sites, artefacts, and material culture
· Presenting and representing Chinese mining heritage overseas in the digital age: theme parks, heritage trails, museums, and digitization.

Proposals for panels and papers on other aspects of Chinese overseas mining history beyond these themes would also be welcomed and considered.
Pre- and post-conference tours, field work and workshops are being planned to Southern NSW and Braidwood, and to Hill End Sofala, and the Turon, in the central west of NSW.
The major sponsor of the conference is the National Museum of Australia and further sponsorship is being sought especially so that financial assistance may be provided to participants from outside Australia.
Expressions of interest and offers of panels or papers should be sent, by 26 November 2007, to one of the following convenors of the conference, from whom further information can also be obtained:
Henry Chan (Chinese Australian Historical Society & University of Sydney), Chair of the Conference Organizing Committee, e-mail: .
Dr Keir Reeves (University of Melbourne), e-mail:
Dr Li Tana, (Director, CSCSD, ANU), e-mail:
Dr Barry McGowan (ANU), e-mail:


10) Call for papers for the SAHANZ 2008 conference

HISTORY IN PRACTICE: The 25th annual conference of the Society of  Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand [SAHANZ], Deakin  University, Geelong, Victoria, 3rd  6th July 2008

Call for Papers: papers are called for that address the conference  themes outlined below:

Exchanges between old and new: The meaning of cultural significance;  Determining and contesting urban character: Architectural meaning and  time
Exchanges between local and global: Transformations: Modernity,  modernisation and regionalism in architectural cultures: The  authentic, the salvaged and the invented

Exchanges between history and technology: Architecture, heritage  and digital culture; Technology, technique and history; Sustainable  history/sustainable architecture

Exchanges between the conceptual and the visual: Writing  architecture; History as the critique of architecture; Poetry and  architecture

Exchanges between the centre and the periphery: Whose history? Whose  heritage?; Exchanges between inside and outside; Urban morphology and  architectural identity

Exchanges between memory and evidence: Architecture and memory   critique and creation; History and taxonomy; The ephemeral and the  permanent

Abstract Submission: Abstracts are due by Monday 3rd December 2007

Abstracts are to be submitted in a Microsoft Word document.

On one page, include a succinct title for the paper and an abstract  no longer than 300 words.

On another page, indicate your name, institutional affiliation, full  contact details and a brief biographic statement (40 words or less),  including details of two recent publications.

In the subject line of the email write 'ABSTRACT: paper title' Name the Word document "yourfamilyname_titleword"

Abstracts must be submitted via the Conference Paper Management web  site. Authors will need to create a Login ID and a password to allow  secure uploading of your abstract. We recommend that your Login ID  does not include your surname. Please also take the time to nominate the conference theme under which you wish your paper to be presented.

Abstracts can be submitted through the following link: SAHANZ 2008

Abstracts due Mon 3 Dec 2007; Notification of acceptance Fri 14 Dec  2007; Final papers due Mon 25 Feb 2008; Notification of Referees’ reports Mon 31 Mar 2008; Revised papers due Mon 5 May 2008; Conference begins Thu 3 July 2008

Enquiries about the NTA (Vic) Symposium should be directed to Dr Celestina Sagazio, Enquiries about the SAHANZ Conference can be directed to Dr Ursula De Jong, Information about the General Assembly is available on-line through the ICOMOS web site.


11) Call for Papers: 13th International Planning History Society Conference

Second Notice



10-13 JULY 2008, CHICAGO, USA - Chicago Marriott Downtown, Magnificent Mile
Same Hotel/Same Room Rates - Refereed Papers and Proceedings
No clash with SAHANZ2008

"Public versus private planning: themes, trends, and tensions"

The 2008 IPHS conference coincides with commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Burnham and Bennett Plan of Chicago, a major landmark in modern planning history. This was a privately produced plan ultimately adopted as public policy. The interplay between the private interests of business, individuals and non-governmental organisations versus the more public interests of the state evident in the Plan of Chicago has been an enduring theme in the history of planning. The relationship has changed dramatically over time. In the pre-modern era, public planning affected only a fraction of the built environment. The 20th century saw a vast expansion in the practice of public planning in almost all democratic societies. There has latterly been a major reaction against purely public planning and a rehabilitation of the idea of more private planning, often in the form of privatization, expanded use of market mechanisms, and public-private partnerships. The 2008 IPHS conference seeks to shed light this creative tension within planning history.

As always, IPHS welcomes papers on all facets of planning, urban and community history.

Single paper proposals, roundtables, and other modes of presentation are invited. Pre-planned sessions with multiple participants on a topic are welcome (each presenter must be fully covered in the submission).

Proposals should include an abstract of not more than two pages and an abbreviated bibliography. A curriculum vitae of not more than two pages, including contact information (email, phone and fax) is also required.

Submit by 1 December 2007 to (or by fax or mail to address below).

For more information about the conference themes and submission process, visit the conference website (a work in progress) at

Inquires should be addressed to:
Professor Christopher Silver (Co-convenor)
College of Design Construction and Planning
University of Florida
331 Architecture Building
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
Email: or
Ph: 1-352-392-4836
Fax 1-352-392-7266


12) New book - Asia Conserved.

A new book recently published by UNESCO Bangkok may be of interest to members -
Asia Conserved: Lessons Learned from the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation 2000-2004

The book presents essays on the theory and practice of conservation by the awards jury members, and showcases the award winning projects of the five years since the programme was instigated by UNESCO Bangkok in 2000. These include fortified palaces, vernacular residences, places of worship, colonial mansions, industrial buildings and urban districts. The case studies focus on public-private partnerships and innovative grassroots initiatives that have created a powerful platform for the protection of the historic built environment. They include projects in Central Asian ancient cities, the cultural landscapes and historic precincts of South Asia, the port settlements of South-East Asia and the urban centres of East Asia. Technical briefs, contributed by the conservators themselves, provide in-depth solutions to critical conservation problems.

Aimed at a broad audience of conservation architects, heritage professionals, decision-makers, heritage homeowners, scholars, students and the concerned general public, the publication is intended as a reference for safeguarding the monumental and vernacular heritage of the Asia-Pacific region and contributing to its sustainable future. The book itself is free but postage has to be paid via bank transfer, and there is a bank transfer fee.

The book can be obtained from:
UNESCO Bangkok Office
5th Floor, 920 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel:     +662391 0577 Ext. 509
Fax:    +66 2391 0866

Further information about the Heritage Awards and this year’s winning entries can be
found at the website:


13) 4 copies of IBC available at discount

Australia ICOMOS has 4 copies of the Illustrated Burra Charter which are slightly damaged.  This damage includes dog-eared corners/binding and dirty covers.  They are available for the discount price of $27.50 including postage within Australia.  First four ordered from the secretariat will get a bargain!


14) Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne

Lecture by Dr Jonathan Foyle in Melbourne
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) invites you to spend an evening in the Old Melbourne Magistrates’ Court with Dr Jonathan Foyle (Chief Executive, World Monuments Fund in Britain) who will speak about “Trials & Challenges in Preserving the World’s Greatest Monuments”.

Thursday 15th November @ 6.30pm


The Old Magistrates’ Court
Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience
Russell Street (Between La Trobe and Victoria St)
Melbourne, 3000

Bookings Essential:

(03) 9656 9800 or

Cost: $25 general admission; $18 concession
$18 for National Trust members

*Proceeds from this event help the National Trust protect and conserve Victoria’s heritage


15) Dr Jonathan Foyle in Brisbane

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


16) Dr Jonathan Foyle in 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/HHT 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


17) Plea to Save Tomonoura

Help to save a historic port and town from an unnecessary construction project

Nestled in the middle of the Inland Sea, between the main Japanese islands of Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku, Tomonoura (or simply Tomo) is a small, quiet harbor town that represents Japanese heritage. It has been used as an ancient port of call for traveling Emissaries from Korea, as well as samurais, court nobles, poets and monks. Because of its pristine and serene ambiance, and the calming effects of its waters, Tomo has been the described in various poems and other writings. For more information about Tomonoura, please consult the following website .

Tomo is also the place where Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary animation film producer, stayed and developed ideas for his new film which will be premiered in the summer 2008.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Tomonoura share this sense of cultural, historical and aesthetic preservation. There are those who seek to build a bridge over the scenic harbour and a car park. Particularly, the Hiroshima Prefecture and Fukuyama City are leading efforts to build these unnecessary construction projects despite the presence of other alternative means that will not destroy Tomo. They submitted an application for permission to reclaim. When Miyazaki’s new film is released in the summer 2008, the picturesque landscape of Tomonoura may have been lost. Therefore urgent action is necessary.

In this light, we seek your support to guard against this series of construction projects. It is only through a united and concerted effort that we can overcome this challenge against cultural heritage. This is the English website of our group to save Tomonoura.

We are trying to collect e-mails as many as possible from all over the world within several weeks from today. We hope that we could collect more than 10,000 mails from all over the world. Please send an (even one-line) e-mail to protest the construction of bridge with your name and, if possible, your title and country to the following email address: .

Also if you could forward this mail to your friends and colleagues and ask them to take an action, I am very grateful.

I thank you in advance for your great assistance to save Tomonoura!

Yours sincerely,
Toshi Kono
Member of ICOMOS ICLAFI and ICOMOS Japan


18) News from ICCROM


Heritage news in the media worldwide
A new feature on the web site: a monthly compilation of media articles on heritage topics. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.

Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery
20 September . The proceedings of the 2005 ICCROM Forum on 'Cultural Heritage in Postwar Recovery' have now been published.



19) ACT Heritage Council
Expressions of Interest for Membership

Expressions of interest are invited from persons in the ACT Region who may be interested in being considered for appointment to the ACT Heritage Council.

The Council provides advice to the Minister on the registration, conservation and promotion of Aboriginal, historical and natural heritage places and objects in the ACT.

To be eligible for appointment applicants must demonstrate relevant expertise in disciplines relating to Aboriginal culture, Aboriginal history, archaeology, architecture, engineering, history, landscape architecture, nature conservation, object conservation, town planning and urban design. Otherwise they must represent the public from the following groups: the community; the Aboriginal community; or the property ownership, management and development section.

For an application pack please contact the Heritage Unit on (02) 6207 2179 or email
jennifer.o’ .
Applications close on Friday, 30 November 2007.


20) Situation Vacant:
Secretariat Officer
Australia ICOMOS
After years of devoted service, our Secretariat Officer, Nola Miles, is moving on, and Australia ICOMOS is therefore seeking anenergetic, 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 close of business today, Friday, 9 November.


21) Situation Vacant: Archaeologist,
Biosis Research Queanbeyan

Biosis Research Pty. Ltd. is seeking to appoint an Archaeologist in our Queanbeyan Office. 
Responsibilities include participating in, conducting and managing cultural heritage projects; production of technical reports and providing technical advice to our clients.  Additional duties include proposal writing, marketing, maintaining a profile in the professional community as an archaeologist and contributing to the functioning of the Queanbeyan office.
Applicants should have appropriate tertiary qualifications and at least one year field experience in Archaeology.  Previous consulting experience is not essential, but is highly desirable.  A background in applying current heritage legislation, previous archaeological fieldwork experience in Australian Aboriginal and historical archaeology, a history of managing projects and well-developed team skills (including excellent communication) will be well regarded.  Competency with computers and a current driver's licence are essential, along with a keen desire to be part of a team of specialist consultants.
We will offer an attractive starting salary commensurate with the level of experience of the successful applicant and all employees participate in a profit share program.

A position description is available from our website at:

To apply, please forward a copy of your resume with a covering letter that highlights your relevant experience, to:
Tom O’Sullivan,
Queanbeyan Resource Group Manager,
Biosis Research Pty. Ltd.,
PO Box 1963,
Queanbeyan 2620 NSW

Applications close on Wednesday 14 November 2007.
Please note: Australian residents / work permits only.

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