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Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 284
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 .

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2007 Australia ICOMOS National Conference, Cairns, Far North Queensland July 19-21 : eX treme heritage:
managing heritage in the face of climatic extremes, natural disasters and military conflicts in tropical, desert, polar and off-world landscapes.

The latest news from the conference committee is the confirmation of the Conference Dinner venue- The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Not only a sumptuous buffet dinner but the full Tjapukai By Night experience with Tjapukai welcome and Aboriginal dance performances.
Early registration is advised especially if you want to take advantage of one of our fantastic post conference tours. These have been arranged at cost and include opportunities for an exclusive reef cruise which visits Cook town and Lizard Island and includes tours of the historic sites of both places; a fantastic trip to Chillagoe with visits to Aboriginal art sites and the historic industrial sites; guided tours of Cooktown and the Atherton Tableland, a post cyclone Larry tour of the Johnstone shire, and a walking tour of the historic sites of Cairns city. Numbers for all tours are limited so get in quick to secure your choice. All tours have been priced at cost only and include local specialists as guides. As our tours are priced at cost with no profit margin we require them to be fully subscribed to run them. All tours utilise local north Queensland experts who have donated their services as tour guides.

July is the best time to visit Cairns as it is generally sunny, cool and dry and in the swimming season. Because of this however you should book early to secure the best accommodation deals. The preferred accommodation area is Trinity Beach (coach transport to the conference dinner will be provided free to delegates staying at Trinity Beach only) and the best option is to organise a shared apartment as there are many great holiday apartments opposite or in walking distance to the beach. A number of places are offering discount
s to delegates. See our website for more details. All information is on the conference website which is being progressively updated as more information comes to hand, however if any one has any queries please feel free to contact me or our conference organisers.

Our program includes:
       Pre-conference meetings and workshops. With a meet and great beachside BBQ in the evening to greet our Pasifika delegates.
        A full day symposium on the Heritage Impacts of Climate Change (available as an optional extra event)
        A public forum on the same topic to be held on the evening of the 19th in the historic Tanks Community Art Centre in the beautiful tropical setting of the Flecker Botanical Gardens. Sponsored by the Qld Department of Natural Resources and Water.
       Welcome drinks in the magical tropical garden setting, in association with the public forum.
        2 days of conference papers with sessions focussed on the major themes of the Conference with national and international speakers
        A workshop on Heritage Risk Preparedness and Disaster Management
        Launch of a heritage poster exhibition on the evening of the 20th July with a talk from the Queensland Heritage Council on their State-wide Heritage Study currently underway in Queensland. Refreshments provided courtesy of the Queensland Heritage Council.
        A hungi with traditional dancing provided by the Cairns Cook Island Community (to be confirmed).
        The Conference dinner at Tjapukai Aboriginal Centre with the Tjapukai at night performance.
We have been blessed with generous sponsors who have enabled us to provide these events, as well as sponsoring our colleagues from the newly formed ICOMOS Pasifika to join us and to assist key international and national speakers to attend
. Our sponsors include The Department of Natural Resources and Water- exclusive sponsors of the Public Forum and Platinum conference sponsors; The Qld Environmental Protection Authority and the Queensland Heritage Council, The Commonwealth Department of Environment and Water Resources, the Wet Tropics Management Authority, The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Godden Mackay Logan and RioTinto Weipa Aluminium.

We are looking forward to meeting up with you here in tropical north Queensland!

Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy 2007 Conference Convenor

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