1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21 November and Saturday 22 November
Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 361
-with Amendment to Item 5
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Friday 31 October 2008
2) REMINDER: South Australia ICOMOS Event - Wednesday 5 November,
3) Fairbridge Lecture Series - The Fairbridge Chapel
4) Global Rock Art - International Congress of Rock Art, June/July
5) The John Monash Medal for Engineering Heritage - Awarded to
Australia ICOMOS members Margret and Carl Doring
6) UNESCO 2001 Convention for the Protection of the Underwater
Cultural Heritage enters into force 2 January 2008
7) Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts:
Media Release -
Kakadu Fees in 2010
8) Associate Lecturer/Lecturer - Archaeology/Cultural Heritage
Management, Flinders University
9) Editor-in-Chief, Society for Applied Anthropology
1) SAVE THE DATES: Friday 21
November and Saturday 22 November 2008
A reminder to keep these dates free for the Australia ICOMOS AGM
weekend and make your plans now to come to Melbourne!
Friday 21 November 2008
International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage
(TICCIH) meeting from 11.00 to 1.00pm.
- Australian members of
ICOMOS International Scientific Committees half day workshop from 2.30 to
Both events will be held at the same city venue (Heritage Victoria) and
any interested people are welcome.
Saturday 22 November 2008
- PLEASE NOTE FURTHER INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE ISC HALF DAY
- Meeting of Australian members of ICOMOS International Scientific
- 21 November 2008
- Venue: Level 4, Room 11, 8 Nicholson Street, Melbourne
- Time: 2.30pm - 5.30 pm
- The meeting includes those recently elected or whose applications are
under consideration and other people interested in the work of the
- The meeting is expected to be an annual activity in the Australia
- The Eger-Xi'an principles describe the ISCs as
- 'the vehicles through which ICOMOS brings together, develops and
serves its worldwide membership according to fields of specialised
interest. ICOMOS expects the ISCs to be at the heart of scientific
inquiry and exchange in their domains and to share knowledge among them
and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage protection and
- The draft objectives of the meeting are to consider ways in which
Australia ICOMOS, and the Australian members of ISCs, can foster:
- - The work if the ISCs and the scientific
- - The fields of specialised interest in
- - The sharing of knowledge and the
multidisciplinary-approach to heritage protection and conservation
- Suggestions for topics for discussion are invited from members of
ISCs and others.
- A DRAFT Agenda for discussions will be circulated soon.
- The meeting will be attended by Kristal Buckley, a Vice President of
ICOMOS; Peter Phillips, President of the Australian National Committee;
two Presidents or secretariats of ISCs; and many Australian members of
- Members who have not responded, or not received the invitation (by
inadvertent oversight) are asked to advise Meredith Walker
firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Sue Jackson-Stepowski
Free ICOMOS events in Carlton for MEMBERS ONLY
- Tour of World Heritage
listed Royal Exhibition Building conducted by the Museum of Victoria
12.30 to 1.30pm
- World Heritage Seminar
from 2.00 to 4.00pm
- Australia ICOMOS Annual
General Meeting at 4.30pm followed by drinks
Dinner at Lincoln Hotel, Carlton, from 7.30pm
Three courses, $60 per head plus pay for own drinks
RSVP essential for all events to the Secretariat, email
leave a phone message including name and contact number to (03) 9251
RSVP by COB Monday 10 November 2008
Please note: when RSVPing for the dinner, please advise of any
dietary requirements and whether or not partners will be
2) REMINDER: South Australia
ICOMOS Event - Wednesday 5 November, 5.30 pm
Attention Architects, Heritage Consultants,
South Australia ICOMOS Event Wednesday 5 November 5.30 pm
At the Institute of Architects, 100 Flinders St, Adelaide
A South Australian ICOMOS seminar, (supported by the Heritage Branch of
the Department of Environment and Heritage and the Australia Institute of
Architects), will discuss the preparation of the nomination of the
Cornish Mining Heritage Sites at Burra and Moonta Mines for National
Heritage Listing and for the World Heritage Tentative List.
The seminar will be in two parts. A key note talk will be presented by
Professor Philip Payton, Professor of Cornish & Australian Studies
and Director, Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter.
Prof Payton is one of the key people behind the proposal for South
Australia's sites to become part of a Trans National listing of Cornish
Mining Heritage, involving Australia, Mexico and South Africa. The second
part will focus on practical management issues of conservation. This
follows the model of the successful ICOMOS World Heritage Day seminar
held in April where discussion of practical conservation issues was of
great interest to members. Presentations and discussion by practitioners
will be included, focussing on case studies in the mining and building
There will be a charge of $15 for ICOMOS members ($25 for non-members),
with generous drinks and nibbles provided. Any surplus funds will be
donated to the Streetwise Asia fund for Heritage Conservation.
Please RSVP to Anthony Coupe (08) 8231 3131 by Friday 31 October
to assist with catering numbers. Please also have correct money to pay at
3) Fairbridge Lecture Series - The
4) Global Rock Art - International
Congress of Rock Art, June/July 2009
Global Rock Art will take place from 29 June - 3 July 2009 at
Serra da Capivara National Park, Sao Raimundo Nonato, Piaui,
At Global Rock Art scientists, students and people interested in
the research, conservation and promotion of rock manifestations will meet
and present their papers and information from all continents thus showing
that rock art is a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
Different methods of investigation, interpretation and new discoveries,
scientific development and the dynamics of cultural creation and
distribution can be related and compared at the meeting.
The congress will try to demonstrate that globalization is not a
present-day occurrence, it started when man left his home in Africa and
spread over all the continents. The congress is international and will
show that Homo sapiens genetically carries a pattern of answers to
problems created by the environment and by his Psyche. For this reason
the congress is called Global RockArt.
For further information, visit
5) The John Monash Medal for
Engineering Heritage - Awarded to Australia ICOMOS members Margret and
The award recognises an individual who has made, over a
considerable period of time, an outstanding contribution to engineering
heritage in Australia through one or more of the following:
- the raising of
awareness of engineering heritage within the profession
- the promotion of
engineering heritage within the community
- the recording and
documentation of engineering heritage
- the conservation of
- such other contribution
to engineering heritage as Engineering Heritage Australia may consider
worthy of recognition.
The award takes the form of a bronze medal and a certificate, and is made
The award is open to any individual and is not limited to engineers or
Engineers Australia. The first award was made in 2003.
Australia ICOMOS congratulates Margret and Carl Doring on being the
recipients of this award for 2008. Margret has worked on projects such as
the campaign to prevent the demolition of the
Queen Victoria Building and to promote its
restoration and re-use**, and the protection of the Great
North Road from damage; Carl has performed in-depth heritage studies of
sites including the Tooheys Malthouse, Randwick's Tramway Workshops and
the Midland Railway Workshops.
**Amendment to text in bold
6) UNESCO 2001 Convention for the Protection
of the Underwater Cultural Heritage enters into force 2 January 2008*[correction]
Twenty States have now ratified the Convention on the Protection
of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, which therefore will enter into
force on 2 January 2009, three months after the deposit of the 20th
instrument of acceptance.
"This is a very important step in the history of the safeguarding of
cultural heritage," declared Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General of
UNESCO. "This represents an essential addition to UNESCO's
standard-setting apparatus. From now on, it will be possible to offer
legal protection to the historical memory that is in underwater cultural
heritage, thus curtailing the growing illicit trade by looters."
The Convention, adopted in 2001 by UNESCO's General Conference, aims to
ensure more effective safeguarding of submerged shipwrecks and ruins. The
international treaty represents the international community's response to
the increased looting and destruction of underwater cultural heritage,
which is becoming ever more accessible to treasure hunters.
The 2001 convention is based on four main principles:
- the obligation to
preserve underwater cultural heritage;
- in situ preservation,
i.e. under water, as a preferred option;
- no commercial
exploitation of this heritage; and
- cooperation among
States to protect this precious legacy, to promote training in underwater
archaeology, and to raise public awareness of the importance of sunken
The Convention does not arbitrate ownership claims nor prejudice the
jurisdiction or sovereignty of States. The Convention's Annex establishes
rules for activities directed at underwater sites; these rules are widely
recognized by archaeologists.
The Director-General of UNESCO will convene a meeting of States Parties
to the Convention within one year of its entry into force and thereafter
at least once every two years. The meeting of States Parties will
establish its functions and responsibilities.
It may in addition establish a Scientific and Technical Advisory Body
composed of experts who will make recommendations on scientific and
7) Department of the Environment,
Water, Heritage and the Arts: Media Release -
Kakadu Fees in 2010
Environment Minister Peter Garrett today said he had accepted the
Director of National Parks recommendation to reinstate park use fees at
Kakadu National Park from 1 April 2010, with a full exemption for
Mr Garrett said the Howard Government had created a black hole in
Kakadu's budget with its ill-considered decision on the eve of the 2004
election to abolish visitor fees.
"Kakadu is one of the world's spectacular natural environments,
encompassing nearly 20,000 square kilometres and offering visitors a
unique experience of our rich Australian landscape, wildlife and
"The previous Government's decision to abolish park fees created a $4
million black hole that taxpayers then had to fill by supplementing the
Kakadu budget so that park operations did not falter and the park's
traditional owners were not disadvantaged.
"It is both irresponsible and unsustainable in the long term to expect
taxpayers to continue to bear the full cost of managing Australia's
largest national park and one of our great World Heritage Areas.
"I have therefore accepted the recommendation of the Director that
visitors be asked to make a contribution to the maintenance of the
tourism infrastructure and services they enjoy. Recovering some of
these costs will help maintain Kakadu's spectacular environment."
Mr Garrett said charging entry fees for national parks with high
visitation and associated high running costs is common practice around
Australia and internationally.
The fee will be $25 for each visitor 16 years and over, and cover a visit
of up to 14 days. Visitors who want to stay longer will be able to do so
at no extra charge. This is expected to generate $4.5 million in
net annual revenue, based on visitor numbers in 2007.
Mr Garrett said the Government did not believe the fee would discourage
interstate or international visitors who make up more than 85 per cent of
"However, by exempting Territorians from the fee we expect they will
continue to be great champions for Kakadu. This park is in their
backyard and we want them to come again and again - and to bring friends
and visiting relatives.
"This is a view that has been strongly put to me by Senator Crossin,
Member for Solomon, Damien Hale, and Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon,
who have strongly advocated the interests of Territorians as the
Government has considered future funding options for Kakadu."
Mr Garrett said the Government had made the announcement early to give
the tourism industry plenty of time to plan pricing and marketing for the
2010 tourism season.
Under the park lease, 38.8 per cent of revenue will be passed on to the
Aboriginal Land Trusts for traditional owners.
8) Associate Lecturer/Lecturer -
Archaeology/Cultural Heritage Management, Flinders University
Position Title: Associate Lecturer /Lecturer -
Archaeology/Cultural Heritage Management
Department: Department of Archaeology, Flinders University of
Vacancy Reference No: 8268
Classification: Academic Level A/B
Salary Range: Level A: $53,909 to $65,658 pa full-time
Level B: $69,118 to $82,075 pa full-time
(With effect from 3 January 2009)
Employment Type: Continuing, full-time
Closing date: Monday 10 November 2008
Full details can be found online by following the link at
The Department of Archaeology at Flinders University is looking to
appoint a Lecturer in Archaeology/CHM into a continuing position at
either Level A (without PhD; Associate Lecturer) or Level B (with PhD;
Lecturer). The Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Archaeology/Cultural
Heritage Management (CHM) will be responsible for contributing to,
coordinating and teaching topics in the undergraduate, Honours and
Graduate Programs in Archaeology and CHM, by taking primary
responsibility for teaching topics in heritage management, Indigenous
heritage and undertaking relevant research activity. They will be
required to maintain partnerships with existing industry and government
partners, as well as to develop new linkages.
Essential criteria (Level A)
demonstrated progress towards a PhD or equivalent higher degree in
archaeology, cultural heritage or a closely relate discipline.
- Capacity to teach
topics in archaeology, cultural heritage management, and professional
Essential criteria (Level B)
- A PhD or equivalent
higher degree in archaeology, cultural heritage or a closely relate
- Capacity to undertake a
leadership role in relation to the graduate programs, as demonstrated by
a high level of administrative capability.
- Capacity to design,
develop and deliver flexible and high quality academic programmes.
- Capacity to undertake
Essential criteria (Both Levels A and B)
- Experience working
in Australian-based archaeology, and/or cultural heritage protection
legislation and/or policy development, and/or contemporary consultancy
- Established links with
outside organizations of benefit to the graduate programmes, or to the
University and a demonstrated capacity to expand on and promote the
Department's professional and industry partnerships and networks.
- Good organisational and
- A demonstrated ability
to work with other academic and general staff as a member of a teaching
and administrative team.
- A demonstrated
commitment to, and performance in, research in archaeology.
- A demonstrated record
of publications in archaeology or cultural heritage management.
- Demonstrated successful
experience in teaching topics in archaeology, cultural heritage
management, and professional studies.
For further information about the position please contact:
Dr Heather Burke
Head, Department of Archaeology
telephone (08) 8201 3795
fax (08) 8201 2784
Candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss the position with the
contact person before sending in a written application.
9) Editor-in-Chief, Society for
The Society for Applied Anthropology announces a search for a new
Editor-in-Chief of Human Organization, a journal that has been
recognized as a leading scientific publication in applied anthropology
since its founding in 1941. It is published four times annually and
is directed toward interdisciplinary as well as anthropological
The term of the current co-Editor team, David Griffith and Jeff Johnson,
ends in December, 2010. The successor's term will begin on January
1, 2011. The search is being initiated now to provide for a smooth
The initial term of service for the new Editor-in-Chief will be three
years. The term is renewable for one additional three-year
period. The Editor-in-Chief of Human Organization also
serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Applied
In addition to making at least a three-year commitment to the journal and
to serving on the SfAA Executive Committee, candidates for the position
should be able to secure release time (where possible) and other
institutional support to supplement SfAA resources, constitute an
Editorial Board, promote and cultivate the journal, and offer editorial
expertise and direction. Additional criteria include:
1. Experience as a journal editor,
associate or guest editor, and/or editorial board experience
2. A strong record of publication in
applied social sciences
3. A history of involvement in applied
social science research/practice
Persons interested in applying for the position should provide the
Publications Committee early on with a letter of intent, which can help
initiate discussion and provide potential applicants with necessary
The actual application should contain the following:
1. A letter of interest that indicates the
candidate's experience, ideas, and vision for the journal, and any
support (such as release time, space, equipment and editorial assistance)
that will be available from the host institution
2. A letter of support from the
3. A copy of the candidate's vita or
4. A proposed budget
Additional material may be requested by the Publications Committee at a
The application deadline is 15 September 2009. Applications
should be sent to:
Society for Applied Anthropology
HO Editor Search
PO Box 2436
Questions concerning the position can be directed to Nancy Schoenberg,
Publications Committee Chair
(email@example.com ). We especially
encourage interested individuals to contact current editors David
Griffith (GRIFFITHD@ecu.edu) and
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