Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 315
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An information service provided by the Australia ICOMOS Secretariat
Friday 21 December, 2007
Happy Holidays to All

Australia ICOMOS would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and colleagues a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

1)  New Chair appointed for NSW Heritage Council
2)  Explore Historic Houses Trust's properties with a Ticket Through Time
3)  Recherche Bay findings released
4)  National heritage listing for Brickendon and Woolmers Estates
5)  Woodcutters Point listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register
6)  News from ICOMOS International Secretariat
7)  New book by Denia Byrne
8)  Nineteen properties permanently registered in Penguin
9)  Restoration workshop hits the mark
10) 9th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference
11) Summer School, Cultural Heritage Management
12) The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research (CSAR) Research Fellowship
13) Tasmanian Heritage Festival  Tasmania's Magical Landscapes
Situations Vacant...
14) English Corrections Officer: Storistes de France
15) Australia ICOMOS Secretariat office hours over the festive break


1) New Chair appointed for NSW Heritage Council

18 December 2007

Former head of the then-Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and Liverpool City Council Administrator Gabrielle Kibble has been appointed as the new Chair of the NSW Heritage Council.

Ms Kibble replaces outgoing Chair Michael Collins whose nine-year tenure ends on 31 December 2007 and who was not eligible for reappointment.

I wish Michael all the best and thank him for his hard work and contribution to NSWs heritage those years, Mr Sartor said.

Planning Minister Frank Sartor said Ms Kibble would complete her work. As head of the independent review into the Heritage Act 1977, before joining the Heritage Council.

The heritage review report is expected to be submitted for the Ministers consideration in the near future.

Ms Kibbles appointment as Chair of the Heritage Council will then take effect from 1 January 2008.

She will head the 15-member Heritage Council which advises the Planning Minister on proposed listings for the State Heritage Register.

Gabrielle Kibble was Director-General of the former Department of Urban Affairs and Planning and has extensive experience in heritage issues at both a local and state level, Mr Sartor said.

Ms Kibble has also been involved in protecting Liverpools heritage while we move ahead with plans for new jobs and housing in the city, and is now finalising the review of heritage legislation.

She is eminently qualified for her new role on the Heritage Council. Two other panel members whose terms expire on 31 December 2007 have been reappointed for a further three years: Sharon Sullivan AO " reappointed as Deputy Chair of the Heritage Council, with experience in the conservation of environmental heritage; and
David Logan " reappointed as a representative on the Council of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.


2) Explore Historic Houses Trust's properties with a Ticket Through Time

A Ticket Through Time allows unlimited entry to all 12 HHT properties and museums and is valid for 3 months from date of first use. Explore the rich collections, exhibitions and displays, stroll through glorious gardens, enjoy stunning views and join a free guided tour and discover why our museums and their past occupants are such an important part of Australia's history.

General $30 | Child/Concession $15 | Family $60


3) Recherche Bay findings released

A report into the historic values of the Recherche Bay site in the state's far south has found that the location of the French Garden is further inland on the peninsula than earlier assessments presumed. The final report of the French Archaeological Collaboration Project at Recherche Bay comes after many months of preparation, weeks of field work and a year of further research, analysis and writing.

For full story visit


4) National heritage listing for Brickendon and Woolmers Estates

Brickendon and Woolmers estates in Northern Tasmania have been added to the National Heritage List. Welcoming the announcement, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Environment, Paula Wriedt, said the sites represent an integral part of the nation's convict and pioneering history.

For full story visit


5) Woodcutters Point listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register

Woodcutters Point on North Bruny has been permanently added to the Tasmanian Heritage Register. Woodcutters Point is a key location in early conciliation efforts between settlers and Aborigines and the site of a rare post-1843 sod hut. The area played a key role in Lt-Gov Arthur's attempt to "conciliate" the Tasmanian Aboriginal population, beginning with the Nuononne people, members of a wider south-east tribe, in the late 1820s.

For full story visit


6) News from ICOMOS International Secretariat

In memoriam - Dr. Stephan Tschudi-Madsen, Dr. Philos.,
former ICOMOS Advisory Committee President 1981-1990
and ICOMOS Norway President 1978-1992

Stephan Tschudi-Madsen (1923-2007)

Born 25.08.1923 in Bergen, Art historian and Riksantikvar (Director General) Dr. Stephan Tschudi-Madsen died on 11 October 2007 in Oslo, Norway

Stephan, a major contributor to ICOMOS, to international cultural heritage activity and founder of ICOMOS Norway, died unexpectedly 84 years old. Active also on the day that was to become his last, he had finalised a number of speeches and lectures for the coming weeks.

As art historian his contributions are well documented through important publications on 19th century European art and architecture, a field of unique speciality being Art Nouveau. Well documented are also his major contributions to the field of cultural heritage management as leading light and captain of Riksantikvaren, the national agency that during his long term as Director General was transformed into the Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

Dr. Tschudi-Madsen put Norway on the world map with early nominations to the UNESCO World Heritage List, first with Bryggen Wharf in Bergen and the mediaeval Urnes stave church, then Roros mining town, all of these timber structures. They were not only the first Nordic nominations, but also the earliest vernacular heritage to be inscribed on the WHL.

Stephan took the initiative to establish ICOMOS Norway in 1977 and served as its first president (1978-1992).

Energetic, warm and bridge-building, as President of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee 1981-1990 Stephan contributed significantly to open this relatively Europe-focused organisation to wider and real international participation. Developing contacts between West- and East Europe during the cold war, he encouraged National Committees from Asia and Africa to be active in international heritage work. During this period, ICOMOS elected its first President from outside Europe, Dr. Roland Silva from Sri Lanka.

Norway's political strategy for international development cooperation in 1982 provided a new range of opportunities to incorporate the cultural dimension in development. Tschudi-Madsen very soon became an enthusiastic pathfinder and pioneer in integrating cultural heritage into Norway's development cooperation activity, taking the initiative to a number of projects in East-Africa and the Middle East. Beginning in Zanzibar Stone town, Lamu, Bagamoyo and then Sanaa in Yemen, NORAD-funded project introduced new ways to handle built heritage projects, built around transfer of responsibility to local expertise and capacity.

Stephan also contributed strongly to focus international light on wooden architecture, on vernacular architecture, on development of ICOMOS international scientific committees, and established as President of ICOMOS Norway the biannual 'International Wood Conservation Course', still run with wide international interest, and participation selected from more than 20 nations, and with financial support from UNESCO.

With Stephan Tschudi-Madsen an unusually generous, multi-talented, focused and warm humanist has passed away. We are greatly indebted to him.

Amund Sinding-Larsen


New ICOMOS Thematic Study: Rock Art of the Sahara and North Africa
Nouvelle etude thematique ICOMOS: Art Rupestre du Sahara et d'Afrique du Nord

The study Rock Art of the Sahara and North Africa is now available on the ICOMOS website at following address:

The thematic study follows a first study on the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean. It amasses data on regional characteristics in order to begin to link more strongly rock art images to social and economic circumstances, and strong regional or local traits, particularly religious or cultural traditions and beliefs.


US/ICOMOS - Newsletter 3rd quarter 2007 (July  Sept)

Now online in PDF format at

If the link does not work, go to the US/ICOMOS homepage at


Application procedures for the 2008 US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program in Historic Preservation now available online at
(deadline is January 31, 2008)

The report on the 2007 Class of US/ICOMOS International Interns in Historic Preservation
now available online at


Developing a comprehensive approach to US participation in the global heritage community, May 28 - 31, 2008, Washington, DC, USA

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).

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.

Also, visit the PreserveAmerica website at for more information on the PreserveAmerica Summit (at and the Global Participation panel report (pdf file).

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


First World Conference on Global Climate Change and its Impact on Structures of Cultural Heritage, May 5-7, 2008 - Macau SAR China

Follow this link to the announcement (PDF file)

If the link does not work, go to the US/ICOMOS homepage at


TICCIH 2008 - First Chinese International Conference on Industrial Heritage
Chengdu, P.R.China, 1-4 September, 2008
First announcement and Call for papers

TICCIH - The International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage
Chengdu City, P.R.China
Peking University, P.R.China

In 2006, the first participant from P.R.China attended and spoke at the TICCIH XIII International Congress in Italy, in 2007, the first paper on Industrial Heritage in P.R.China was published in Industrial Patrimony (No.17), and in 2008, the first TICCIH International Conference will be held in Chengdu, P.R.China.

The Conference will not only show the participants the industrial heritage sites within and around Chengdu, but also open the exhibition hall to reveal the exhibits about industrial heritages in other cities over P.R.China.

 The following themes will be discussed in the Conference:
 I. Definition, Protection and Management of Industrial Heritage
 II. Case Studies on Industrial Heritage
III. Industrial Heritage in Developing Countries
IV. Transfer of technology

Preliminary Program:
Sunday, August 31, 2008 Registering and welcome banquet
Monday, September 1, 2008 Opening Ceremony, Conference Session A and Workshops
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Visit to Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan Giant Panda Research Centre
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Visit to Chinese Traditional Paper-making Sites and Mini Train
Thursday, September 4, 2008 Conference Session C, Workshops and Closing Ceremony
Friday, September 5, 2008 Departure

For more detailed information concerning papers, registration fees etc. please consult


The Fourth issue of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration

is coming up soon, and you can find a table of contents of previous numbers below. We are very happy to inform you that all papers should now be submitted electronically using the International Journal of Architectural Heritage Manuscript Central submission site .

We hope you enjoy this publication and the efforts to provide a multidisciplinary scientific overview of existing resources and modern technologies useful for the study and repair of historical buildings and other structures.

Kind regards,
Paulo Lourenco / Pere Roca
Editors of the International Journal of Architectural Heritage: Conservation, Analysis and Restoration


New 'Landscape Events' newsletter by the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia

The Landscape Observatory of Catalonia presents the 'Landscape Events' newsletter, a new communication tool which contains information on seminars, courses, presentations, conferences and exhibitions, among other activities around the world, but with a special emphasis on those taking place in Catalonia.

It comes in addition to the diary section of the Observatory web, the 'Landcap-e' newsletter and the 'Dietari de Landscape' which you probably already know and receive. Nothing would please us more than that this publication should be useful to you and that you could help us through your observations and suggestions to improve its content, for which we thank you in advance.

To fill out the subscription form go to:


The 3rd issue of the "Web Journal on Cultural Patrimony"

is on line at ( )

By the end of January (2008) no 4 of the "WJCP" will also be online.

Therefore, if you have articles, papers and/or reviews to publish, you can send texts and images to the following address:

prof. Fabio Maniscalco,
Director "Observatory for Protection of Cultural Heritage in Areas of Crisis"
Web Pages: -

The deadlines are December 20, 2007.
The instruction to authors are in the web page


HEREDUC, a European partnership, to develop new approaches to heritage education

The project has developed a handbook for teachers entitled "Heritage in the Classroom" and an In-service Training Course. For more information about these and other HEREDUC activities, please consult their website, at

Next spring, from April 24th to May 1st 2008 the in-service training course: "Teaching with heritage in secondary education" will be organised for the second time in the historic castle of Alden Biesen in Bilzen, Belgium ( ). Beginning with a theoretical introduction to what heritage and heritage education is, the course will go on to explore the castle of Alden Biesen and the surrounding area as a case studythrough observation and exploration exercises, active workshops and guided visits.

This course is primarily aimed at secondary school teachers and teacher trainers, however others working in the heritage sector can also apply for a European grant to participate.

To obtain a free copy of "Heritage in the Classroom" contact Ms. Veerle de Troyer at .



7) New book by Denis Byrne

Surface Collection: Archaeological Travels in Southeast Asia, by Denis Byrne. AltaMira Press, 2007.

"In part travel book, in part heritage theory, in part a series of fascinating excursions into Southeast Asian history, Surface Collection is a wonderful read, but also an important and thought-provoking contribution to the increasingly vital debates around public memory, political violence, and conflicted histories." (Nicholas Thomas, Cambridge University).

Available from or for $US29.95


8) Nineteen properties permanently registered in Penguin

In its November meeting, the Tasmanian Heritage Council permanently registered 19 of 20 provisionally registered properties in Penguin.Heritage Council Chairperson, Michael Lynch, said the Heritage Council took into account three objections from the owners of properties provisionally entered in the Heritage Register along with eight submissions from the Penguin community in support of the entry onto the Register and two submissions from the Penguin community opposed to the entry. "It was agreed that one place did not meet the criteria for entry into the Heritage Register on a permanent basis," Mr Lynch said.

Minister for Tourism, Arts and the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said she was pleased the Heritage Council had made its decision in relation to the 20 Penguin properties. "The decision provides certainty to the property-owners affected concerning the heritage status of their properties," Ms Wriedt said. "The entry of the properties onto the register follows an extensive consultation process undertaken with property owners over the last nine months. This has been a long process, but has also been one of the most consultative ever used." I am grateful for the patience of the affected owners, and the time spent by Heritage Tasmania and the Heritage Council to ensure the best possible outcome was achieved," Ms Wriedt said.


9) Restoration workshop hits the mark

Property owners came out in force to learn restoration skills at the Oatlands Restoration Central workshop this month. The day provided an opportunity for owners to learn from specialist tradespeople covering a range of issues from roofing, paints, timber restoration and stone problems. Run by the Southern Midlands Council and Heritage Tasmania, this is the third year the free, one day workshop has been held. Ongoing interest in the workshop highlights the need for increased education for heritage property owners.

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10) 9th Australasian Urban History Planning History Conference

Sea Change? Historical perspectives on new and renewed urban landscapes
5-7 February 2008, Events Centre Caloundra, Qld

Sea Change, the demographic shift from metropolitan to coastal towns, and an associated Tree Change to rural Australia, are profoundly altering the 21st century urban pattern. Yet whilst the immediate significance of this shift is widely debated, there has been little attempt to consider "Sea Change Australia" within an historical context.

This conference will address the long-term processes within which the transitions of the first decade of the 21st century can be best comprehended. Conference sessions concentrate on developments in 20th century Australia and on comparative examples drawn from the Pacific, Asia and elsewhere.

For further information go to


11) Summer School, Cultural Heritage Management

20-26 January 2008, University of Canberra, university campus, ACT

This seven day Summer School is an intensive course looking at the broad issues of heritage management, and is intended for local government planners and heritage officers; state heritage officers; facilities, site and park managers; rangers, curators; others involved in heritage administration; and heritage practitioners such as archaeologists, architects, engineers and historians.

For further information please contact or visit the website at and search on "Cultural Heritage Management".


12) The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research (CSAR) Research Fellowship

The Centre for Scholarly and Archival Research (CSAR) at the National Film and Sound Archive is seeking applications for CSAR Research Fellowships. Established researchers and audiovisual practitioners with a record of significant achievement are encouraged to apply.

Further information including application forms can be found at


13) Tasmanian Heritage Festival  Tasmania's Magical Landscapes
April 2008, Various locations, Tasmania

The National Trust's Tasmanian Heritage Festival sponsored by Tasmania is scheduled for April 2008.

Events and activities, both linked to the theme or other subjects, are welcome additions to the program.

Individuals and organisations interested in participating in the festival should contact Jennie Chapman from the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) on 6344 6233.


14) English Corrections Officer: Storistes de France

Storistes de France is currently looking for English Corrections Officer. We currently need three English corrections officers, someone who can edit our customer service messages and correct errors in our English customer service messages.

This opportunity is open to anyone who knows how to write English without errors and someone who can correct mistakes/errors in English Language and we also need someone who will be working as our agent. You are required to work for one hour daily by checking your email for our customer service message and edit it because of correction and other English errors.

- Applicants must be living in Canada or Australia.
- Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates.
- Above 18 years old.
- Confident computer skills.
- Applicants must be available to check his/her e-mail messages between 7am - 12noon.
- Good working relationship with new people.
- Required to be online at least 1-3hours and 2 days per week.

- Speedy career progress
- High earnings plus performance results bonus
- A Personal Toshiba Laptop
- Weekly payment of $250.00
- Monthly Salary: Starting from $10,000 - $45,000.00

**** To apply please send your CV/Resume to our email:

Ludovic Surina
Storistes de France


14) Aust-ICOMOS Secretariat office hours over the festive break

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