Australia ICOMOS E-Mail News No. 530

  1. New ICOMOS members get 13 months for the price of 12!
  2. Forum (WA) – Why World Heritage: The Realities and the Potentials for Communities
  3. International Day for Monuments and Sites: 18 April
  4. 2012 Heritage Address, Wednesday 18 April (VIC)
  5. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series
  6. Input requested for the Madrid Document from ISC20C
  7. Warrnambool’s Heritage Festival: 21 April – 20 May 2012
  8. The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project
  9. Thursday @ 6 heritage talks 2012 (NSW): Thursday 19 April, “Women and Heritage”
  10. Managing Cultural Landscapes book launch (ACT)
  11. Australian Heritage Week events at Rottnest Island, WA
  12. Geelong to Ballarat Railway 150th Anniversary Celebrations
  13. UNITAR Series: Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites, 4 – 8 June 2012 – call for applications 
  14. Invitation to attend Blue Shield Australia Disaster Recovery Workshops
  15. The WA State Heritage Office and Heritage Council of WA have moved
  16. 2012 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists announced
  17. ICOMOS E-news no. 77 – ICOMOS Director General
  18. News from World Monuments Fund
  19. Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin – available online
  20. National Archaeology Week: 20-26 May 2012
  21. Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series
  22. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Advisor, Hepburn Shire
  23. SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer, Australian Garden History Society
  24. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Officer (Full-time, Temporary), Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA)
  25. SITUATION VACANT Horticulturalist, Camden Park Historic Gardens, Camden NSW


1. New ICOMOS members get 13 months for the price of 12!

There are many benefits to joining ICOMOS – not only the fantastic people you will meet but membership of Australia ICOMOS brings discounts at ICOMOS functions, at many conferences in Australia and internationally and on ICOMOS publications. The E-mail News provides a weekly bulletin board of information and events in Australia and overseas, including state based events, conferences and site visits, as well as information on heritage publications, funding and grant opportunities, course details and job offers. Members also receive a number of issues annually of the Australia ICOMOS refereed journal Historic Environment. Applications for members to join the Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee (EC) are encouraged from all states and territories. For Young Professional and Full Members, the International ICOMOS card gives free or reduced rate entry to many historic and cultural sites.

Australia ICOMOS welcomes new members and would like to encourage students and young cultural heritage graduates to apply for membership. There are various membership categories and applications can be to be made to the Secretariat.

For further information and to download a membership form, go to the Membership page of the Australia ICOMOS website.

Membership applications are only considered at meetings of the Executive Committee – in order for your application to be considered at the May 2012 Executive Committee meeting, please submit it to the Secretariat by COB Friday 27 April 2012.

If further information is required email the Membership Secretary, Natica Schmeder.


2. Forum (WA) – Why World Heritage: The Realities and the Potentials for Communities

This forum brings together experts on World Heritage and community leaders to discuss the implications of world heritage listing of natural and cultural sites to local, state and national communities and is being held to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites and to mark the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, which was adopted in 1972.

Date: Wednesday 18 April 2012
Venue: Crown Theatre, Fremantle Prison
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Cost: $15
RSVP: Monday 16 April, (08) 9321 6088

The forum will be followed by drinks and refreshments.

For more details see Why World Heritage forum the  flier.


3. International Day for Monuments and Sites: 18 April

Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The theme for 2012 is World Heritage in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.

Aim of the International Day

The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance of cultural heritage to their lives, identities and communities, and to promote awareness of its diversity and vulnerability and the efforts required to protect and conserve it.

2012 Theme: World Heritage

On 16 November 1972 the General Conference of UNESCO adopted the ‘Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage’. This was the culmination of a process initiated several years before and, at the same time, the starting point of a new phase in the field of identification, protection and conservation of heritage.

The World Heritage Convention is considered the most successful of all the UNESCO conventions: ICOMOS has played a prominent role in the implementation of the Convention; together with IUCN and ICCROM they constitute the three Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Committee.

For the fortieth anniversary of the Convention, States Parties and Advisory Bodies were invited to reflect on its future, to recognise its successes and growing complexity, identify global strategic issues, key challenges, trends and opportunities and develop possible approaches, including synergies with other international instruments.

The importance of the active participation of local communities in the World Heritage process is evident in the theme chosen by the World Heritage Committee for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Convention: ‘World Heritage and sustainable development: the role of local communities’.

Read more about the theme in the 18 April 2012_Background article.

Events and activities

18 April is celebrated all over the world by a wide range of organisations and many ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees.

Events include scientific conferences and symposia, exhibitions, photography competitions, excursions, press conferences, the awarding of prizes, releasing press releases, publishing magazine articles, projecting films etc.

More information is available at the following links




4. 2012 Heritage Address, Wednesday 18 April (VIC)

The 2012 Heritage Address will be held on Wednesday 18 April and features Emeritus Professor of History Graeme Davison AO speaking on ‘Heritage in a Modern Society’.

Graeme Davison has taught at the University of Melbourne, Harvard University (where he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies) and at Monash University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of the Humanities and an Adjunct Professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

He has been active as an advisor to heritage bodies, museums and in other fields of public history where his publications include A Heritage Handbook and The Use and Abuse of Australian History. His current projects include a collaborative history of the Powerhouse Museum and a history of suburban Australia.

The address is free, but bookings are essential.

Where: Museum Theatre, Lower ground floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens
When: 6 pm start, Wednesday 18 April 2012
RSVP: via email by 16 April 2012


5. Australia ICOMOS – Canberra Talk Series

City of Canberra – Griffin and Heritage Issues
James Weirick

Walter Burley Griffin, American architect, designer of Canberra, 2012
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In order to celebrate the anniversary of the Canberra plan Australia ICOMOS is hosting a series of talks on the heritage of the City of Canberra. These will be interspersed with other ICOMOS talks over the next 12 months.

The first talk will examine issues related to the heritage of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan, particularly its landscape architecture, and pressures on that design from development.

James Weirick is Professor and Program Director for Urban Development and Design, University of NSW, with an academic career in landscape architecture. Professor Weirick is also President of the Walter Burley Griffin Society and an advocate for the heritage conservation of Griffin’s Canberra masterwork.

Members and the public are welcome: Refreshments will be available appropriate to the talk’s topic! This is part of a series of talks organised by Australia ICOMOS.

Time & Date: 5 .00-7.00pm, Thursday 26 April 2012 – the talk will start at 5.45pm
Venue: Menzies Room, National Archives of Australia, East Block, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes (enter from Kings Avenue side)
RSVP: To Marilyn Truscott


6. Input requested for the Madrid Document from ISC20C

The ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20C) would like to invite input on the “Madrid Document – Approaches for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage”, which was launched last June and presented at the General Assembly of ICOMOS in December 2011 as part of the ISC20C’s ambitious plan to promote the profile and conservation of twentieth century heritage.

Click on the links below to access the Madrid Document and an indication of the input sought.

Australia ICOMOS intends to provide input on this document. Australia ICOMOS members who wish to contribute to this – please email your comments to Helen Wilson by COB Friday 13 April 2012, and also if you wish, to the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth Century Heritage.


7. Warrnambool’s Heritage Festival: 21 April – 20 May 2012

Warrnambool has exported many seriously talented people who have left their mark on our nation, and even the world. These people will be celebrated in the upcoming 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival. From the smallest country towns to the biggest of cities, the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival will for the first time celebrate Australian history everywhere.

The brief program is outlined below, but for further information and to download the Heritage Festival program (includes cost and RSVP infornmation) and brochure, visit the Warrnambool City Council website.


Warrnambool Heritage Strategy launch
Wednesday 18 April, 6.30pm-7.30pm
Civic Centre, reception room

Makers and Shapers exhibition
Friday 20 April – Sunday 20 May
Warrnambool Art Gallery

Innovation Quest
Friday 20 April – Monday 30 April; Intro Friday 20 April, 2pm-4pm
History House, Warrnambool

Memorials and Memories of the Warrnambool CBD walking tour
Saturday 21 April, 10.30am-12.30pm
Warrnambool Library

Military History Display
Saturday 21 April – Sunday 29 April, 10am-10pm
Warrnambool RSL
ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Hellfire Breakfast
ANZAC Day morning service

WestVic Dairy Innovation Gala Awards Night
Thursday 26 April
Glenormiston College

Cemetery Walk
Saturday 5 May, 2pm-3.30pm
Warrnambool Cemetery

Wollaston Bridge CMP
Tuesday 8 May, 12.30pm-1.30pm
St James Park, Warrnambool

Coastal Ramble In The Steps of Lucas and Gill
Wednesday 9 May, 9.30am-11.30am
Point Richie

Middle Island Talk
Wednesday 16 May, 8.30am-9.30am
Stingray Bay

Tea and Talk in the Gardens
Thursday 17 May, 4pm-5pm
Warrnambool Botanic Gardens

Genealogy Research Seminar
Saturday 19 May, 9.30am-4pm
Warrnambool Family History Group

Water & South West Victoria: The Past, present and future
Tuesday 15 May, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Wannon Water, 25 Gateway Road


8. The Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project

A team of maritime archaeologists and others will excavate a significant colonial shipwreck Clarence, in Victoria’s Port Phillip. The three-year Australian Historic Shipwreck Preservation Project (AHSPP) will investigate Australian wooden shipwrecks which have potential to tell us about historic connections, technological innovation and daily life in colonial Australia. This project is the first to have been endorsed by the Cooperative National Heritage Agenda (CNHA), the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) and the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ).

Excavation work will start on the site on 16 April and continue for a month. It will involve maritime archaeologists and conservators from Monash University, UWA, the Australian National University, the Western Australia Museum, the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology, and many State and Territory museums and heritage authorities as well as students and volunteers. Six maritime archaeologists from Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines New Zealand and the USA have also been invited to participate in the research.

The project is supported by the Australian Research Council.

Visit the Australian Historic Shipwreck Protection Project website.


9. Thursday @ 6 heritage talks 2012 (NSW): Thursday 19 April, “Women and Heritage”


All are invited to the first 2012 Thursday @ 6 heritage talks with four diverse and engaging heritage talks, hosted by the Heritage Branch, Office of Environment and Heritage in Parramatta.

Thursday @ 6 heritage talks includes four guest speakers and light supper on arrival.

When: Thursday 19 April 2012
Times: 5.15pm for 6pm ending at 8pm; light supper provided from 5.15pm
Where: Heritage Branch conference room, 3 Marist Place Parramatta
Audience: General public and heritage professionals
Cost: $50 including GST


Ros Strong chairs the session for speakers Lisa Murray (City Historian City of Sydney); Narelle Jubelin, artist; Sharon Sullivan (Deputy Chair, Heritage Council of New South Wales); and Tanya Koeneman, Senior Aboriginal Heritage Officer, Heritage Branch.


To reserve your seat complete and return Booking Form by Tuesday 17 April 2012.  Visit the Heritage Branch website to download the form and for more information.


Stephen at Reception phone (02) 9873 8500 or email Maryann Hamilton.


10. Managing Cultural Landscapes book launch (ACT)

The Institute for Professional Practice in Heritage and the Arts cordially invites you to the launch of the new book, Managing Cultural Landscapes, edited by Ken Taylor & Jane Lennon, by Professor Howard Morphy

Time & Date: 5.30pm, Friday 27 April 2012
Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Building 120, McCoy Circuit, Australian National University.

Published by Routledge as part of its series, Key issues in Cultural Heritage, Managing Cultural Landscapes celebrates and marks the twentieth anniversary of the inception of World Heritage Cultural Landscape categories.

For further information, see the Managing Cultural Landscapes launch flyer.


11. Australian Heritage Week events at Rottnest Island, WA

The Rottnest Island Authority, Western Australia has put together a program of events from 14-22 April to recognise and celebrate the Island’s heritage as part of National Heritage Week. Activities include Archaeological Fun Days, Sand Wizard Craft, exhibitions and photographic displays, demonstrations and workshops, and free tours provided by the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association.

Find out more at the Rottnest Island website.


12. Geelong to Ballarat Railway 150th Anniversary Celebrations

The Geelong and Ballarat Regional Groups along with Engineering Heritage Victoria have arranged some special events for the 150th anniversary of the Geelong to Ballarat Railway:

Geelong to Ballarat Railway Engineering Heritage Marker Dedication Ceremony – Tuesday 10th April

9:30 am – Geelong Railway Station, Railway Terrace, Geelong
1:00 pm – Ballarat Railway Station, Lydiard Street, Ballarat

The Geelong to Ballarat Railway was the first major railway completed by the Victorian Railways after it’s creation in 1856. The National Heritage Recognition Program, conducted by Engineers Australia through Engineering Heritage Australia, will conduct ceremonies to unveil interpretation panels and Engineering Heritage Markers at the Geelong and Ballarat Railway Stations.

Geelong to Ballarat Railway 150th Anniversary Celebrations – Engineering Heritage Coach Tour and Commemorative Dinner – Saturday 14th April

Engineering Heritage Tour: 9:15am – 5:00pm
Commemorative Dinner: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

The Geelong and Ballarat Regional Groups have arranged an engineering heritage coach tour to visit historic and current rail infrastructure along the Geelong to Ballarat Railway line, followed by a commemorative re-enactment dinner in Ballarat. This dinner will be held in the Mechanics Institute, the site of the original dinner on 10th April 1862. During the night, the original speeches and toasts from 1862 will be performed by a combination of volunteers from the re-enactment society and official guests.

For further information and to register, visit the Engineering Heritage Victoria website.


13. UNITAR Series: Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites, 4 – 8 June 2012 – call for applications

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Series, launched in 2003, has thus far comprised eight annual Workshops held in Hiroshima and one in-country Workshop in India. With over 300 Alumni to date, the Workshops offer a set of innovative approaches to heritage conservation, including:

  • A values-based management approach examining the significance of the properties to be conserved
  • The fusion of cultural and natural heritage management
  • The recognition of both the tangible and intangible aspects of heritage values

2012 WORKSHOP: Justification of Outstanding Universal Value in the Context of World Heritage Nominations

The 2012 Session examines in detail the expectations and requirements needed to effectively address this most essential part of World Heritage nominations. The specific objectives of the 2012 Workshop will be to:

  • Review the key elements of the World Heritage Regime, incorporating updates and current trends
  • Elucidate the principles of “Values-Based Heritage Management”
  • Examine the Justification of Outstanding Universal Value as a crucial element of World Heritage nominations, identifying best practices and lessons learned
  • Through reality-based practical exercises, extract key concepts and common issues for given sites
  • Enhance long-term peer learning and exchange among the participants

 For further information and to apply, visit the UNITAR 2012 Workshop website and download the UNITAR World Heritage Sites Programme 2012 – Call for Applications.

 Applications close 7 May 2012.


14. Invitation to attend Blue Shield Australia Disaster Recovery Workshops

In the last three years Australia has witnessed unprecedented floods, cyclones and bushfires and destruction from the forces of nature is becoming more frequent and with greater consequences.

Our cultural heritage is precious to us as individuals, as local communities, as regions and as a nation. Cultural heritage is very much about those things which have meaning for people and communities – those things which demonstrate their past, whether they be books and documents, buildings, cultural landscapes, archaeological sites or museum objects. A community’s cultural heritage is a fundamental part of its way of life, history, traditions, civilization and identity. It contributes substantially to a community’s long-term economic sustainability, stability and welfare and provides the strength of will for people to live, recover and grow after trauma. There are many tales of appreciation and joy when affected people have recovered even small, but precious, objects often holding sole memories and important associations.

While understanding that the highest priorities must be accorded to humanitarian activities following a disaster, of significant concern also is the fate of cultural heritage. A delay in an appropriate emergency response inevitably leads to irreparable damage, diminished or complete loss of recovery capacity of cultural items, ongoing physical degradation and potential looting. Where regional networks of cultural institutions exist they have been be very effective in providing timely and effective aid to assist local and remote communities to repatriate and rehabilitate cultural items affected in a disaster.

For its MayDay 2012 campaign, Blue Shield Australia is organising a series of free regional workshops around Australia, to promote local co-operative agreements around disaster preparedness, planning, response and recovery. More details are available in the Media Release – Blue Shield Australia – Disaster Recovery Workshops – 2012 and Blue Shield Australia – Disaster Recovery Workshops – 2012 flier. The aim of these workshops is to build networks, including emergency response personnel, where they do not exist presently and to examine existing network models so that they may be adapted for adoption in other regions.

Please let us know before the registration closing date if you would like to participate in the session. Places are limited, so early registration is advised. We hope to see you on the day.

Robyn Riddett
Chair, Blue Shield Australia

Please send RSVPs to Donna McDowell (contact details below) and feel free to contact her further information or any queries about the workshops.

Donna McDowell – Project Manager
The Library Agency
GPO Box 1551
Melbourne VIC 3001

T: 1300 313 443
F: 1300 323 448
M: 0488 034 125
Email Donna
Visit The Library Agency website


15. The WA State Heritage Office and Heritage Council of WA have moved

The State Heritage Office has moved to the restored State Registered Bairds Building in Perth. The State Heritage Office, formerly known as Office of Heritage, works on behalf of the Heritage Council of WA to recognise, conserve, adapt and celebrate State heritage. For more information on this new direction for State heritage, visit the new State Heritage Office website or read the Heritage Minister’s media statement.

The State Heritage Office new contact details are:

Bairds Building
491 Wellington Street Perth
PO Box 7479
Cloisters Square PO WA 6850

tel: (08) 6552 4000
email the State Heritage Office


16. 2012 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists announced

Heritage Minister John Castrilli has announced the finalists for the 2012 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

Now in its 20th year, the awards honour the leading contributors in heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation in WA.

“An inspirational mix of 49 people, projects and organisations from across the State have been selected as finalists for the awards,” Mr Castrilli said.

“The awards attracted 71 nominations that stretched from Broome to Bremer Bay, all bidding to become State heritage champions in 11 categories.

“The Western Australian Heritage Awards honour our State’s heritage champions and recognise the commitment and innovative work of all those who have entered in this year’s awards.”

The winners will be announced in the presence of His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC on April 17 at the Government House Ballroom. The event is part of Australian Heritage Week.

For more information on the Awards, visit the State Heritage Office website.


17. ICOMOS E-news no. 77 – ICOMOS Director General

 Click on the link below to readthe latest news from ICOMOS.


18. News from World Monuments Fund

To read the latest news from the World Monuments Fund, click here.


19. Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) bulletin – available online

To view the April 2012 issue of the GCI bulletin, click here.


20. National Archaeology Week: 20-26 May 2012

National Archaeology Week is a nationwide program of events and exhibitions held in May each year. It aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists at home and abroad, and it promotes the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage.

Numerous activities are organised in each state and territory, including public talks, walking tours and displays.

State based events will be advertised shortly on emails lists, such as OzArch, ASHA and AIMA. If you are not on these lists or just want to find out more information about what is happening, please email your state co-ordinator.


21. Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series

Conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use of Audley Dance Hall and Ironbark Flat landscape precinct
Julie Marler & David Phillips

Julie Marler, Landscape Architect and David Phillips, Architect will present a recent conservation project undertaken in the Royal National Park. Julie and David are co-partners of Sydney architecture and landscape architecture firm Phillips Marler.

The project is the culmination of years of planning, fund-raising efforts and complex construction works in order to realise the re-vitalisation of the historic Audley precinct, in the heart of the Royal, Australia’s oldest national park.

The project, combining architecture and landscape architecture in a single integrated vision, consists of:

  • Conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use of the 1948 Audley Dance Hall, originally designed by Government Architect Cobden Parks, to provide a new park visitors centre, cafe and leasable hall space, to make this building the hub of the Audley precinct and National Park.
  • Restoration, through extensive civil and landscape works, of the surrounding precinct of Ironbark (formerly Picnic) Flat, bounded by the Hacking River. The entire precinct has been opened up by re-instating historically significant views to and from the river, through removal of 1990’s intrusions, earth works and vegetation. The restoration has recovered the ambience, light, cross-breezes and views of the riverside landscape as it would have been the 1930’s and 1940’s, the heyday of the Audley ‘pleasure grounds’.

Members of the public are welcome!

Time & Date: Thursday 26 April 2012, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Cost: Members $5, non-members $10, payable at the door. Wine and nibbles will be provided.
Venue: Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern
RSVP: email Jane Vernon or call (02) 9319 4811. Please note: RSVP is essential as places are limited.


22. SITUATION VACANT Heritage Advisor, Hepburn Shire

Hepburn Shire is seeking the services of a Heritage Advisor to provide expert advice and support to Council and the community on the maintenance it its heritage assets, and to keep the Council and town planning staff informed on heritage issues and best practice.

The appointment will be subject to Heritage Victoria’s Recommended Consultancy Brief and Statement of Qualifications for a Heritage Advisory Service. The consultant will be required for up to one day per week for a three year contract subject to the term and conditions of the consultant brief and by agreement of both parties.

Expressions of Interest should include a response to Heritage Victoria’s Recommended Consultancy Brief and Statement of Qualifications for a Heritage Advisory Service, any other relevant experience and a copy of your Resume.

Submissions must be received by close of business Friday 27 April 2012 and should be marked and posted to:

“Private and Confidential”
Hepburn Shire Council
Attn: Justin Fiddes
Manager Planning
PO Box 21
Daylesford VIC 3460

or submitted electronically.

Further information including a copy of the brief may be obtained by contacting Justin Fiddes, Manager Planning on (03) 5321 6458 or by email.


23. SITUATION VACANT Executive Officer, Australian Garden History Society

The Australian Garden History Society is seeking a suitable person to fill the role of Executive Officer (4 days per week/28 hours). The Executive Officer will be responsible to the National Management Committee for the efficient administration of the Society. The AGHS office is located in Melbourne.

The ideal applicant should have:

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to plan and deliver small projects
  • Demonstrated experience in small office management
  • An ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills
  • An ability to support a committee of management and act as secretary
  • An ability to engage with members in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience in managing staff and volunteer workers

A knowledge of Australian garden history would be an advantage.

Proficiency in Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, and internet applications would be seen as an advantage.

Some interstate travel to attend meetings and the annual conference is expected.

This is a permanent part-time position with a salary package in the vicinity of $49,000 (includes annual leave and sick leave).

A position description can be obtained from the Executive Officer, Jackie Courmadias on (03) 9650 5043, or via email.

Further information about the role can be discussed with Jackie Courmadias or with the Chairman Dr John Dwyer c/- AGHS office (see address below).

Applications, due by 27 April 2012, should be addressed to the Chairman and sent, with Curriculum Vitae, via email or posted to:

AGHS Office
Gate Lodge
100 Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne VIC 3004


24. SITUATION VACANT Senior Heritage Officer (Full-time, Temporary), Department of Indigenous Affairs (WA)

Senior Heritage Officer, Level 6
Department of Indigenous Affairs

The Department of Indigenous Affairs is a dynamic agency responsible for leading the Western Australian Government’s commitment to improving opportunities for Aboriginal people lessening the disparity between the lives of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The Department of Indigenous Affairs leads the public sector in decision making and policy development on all Aboriginal issues.

Our core business includes promotion, reconciliation and respect for Aboriginal history, heritage and culture; the management and protection of places of significance to Aboriginal people in Western Australia and the management of the Aboriginal Lands Trust estate.

This is a recruitment process for a temporary full time position for six months from appointment. The Department is keen to hear from suitably qualified anthropologists interested in undertaking this role.


Assesses government approval applications, proposals and other applications and provides advice on the requirements of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972, relevant policy and standards. We are particularly interested in recruiting people with appropriate qualifications and experience in the field of anthropology.


Our aim is to make it easy for you to apply for a position with DIA. While there is no requirement to address the specific work related requirements, we are particularly interested in how your skills, knowledge and experience match this role. Please summarise your experience in a short covering letter, and attach a detailed CV/resume.


For further information about the position, please contact Christine Lewis on (08) 9235 8134.


Please refer to the Senior Heritage Officer (DIA) Job Description Form for full position details as this will assist you with the preparation of your application.

To apply for this vacancy please email your application to Christine Lewis using the following information and format in the subject header: Surname, Given Name – Position Title.

When you are ready to lodge your application, please check to ensure that you have:

  • Prepared your application as stated in the ‘Work Related Requirements’ section
  • Saved your documents in MS Word (.doc files only) or PDF format

Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 20 April 2012 at 5 pm.


25. SITUATION VACANT Horticulturalist, Camden Park Historic Gardens, Camden NSW

Unique, part time gardening position overseeing historical sections of the Camden Park Garden

We are seeking an experienced horticulturalist for a new flexible, part time role (approx 2 days per week). This is an active, hands on role, helping with all gardening related aspects of the restoration and ongoing maintenance of an important historic garden.

For further information, download the Camden Park Horticulturalist position description.

Applications close Friday 20 April 2012.


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