Historic preservation

Audio interview

22 Jun 2017

The destruction of Mosul's Al Nuri mosque is another reminder that Islamic State's main victims have been Muslims, according to Andrew Zammit, a terrorism researcher who's written papers for the Lowy Institute and the Institute for Regional Security. He says it shows ISIS has been prepared to...

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Discussion paper

20 Apr 2017

The purpose of this paper is to highlight key themes and issues for developing revised guidelines to define reasonable and practicable measures to avoid or minimise harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage. The themes and issues identified in this paper are based on the analysis of submissions which...

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Discussion paper

16 Jan 2017

Commuters in Brisbane's CBD will have noticed the signs of disruption, following the handover on January 1 of the Queens Wharf resort and casino site to the Destination Brisbane Consortium. Basking in a New Year glow, State Development Minister Anthony Lynham happily declared the jobs-generating...

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Discussion paper

15 Jan 2017

Iconic heritage buildings play an important role in attracting visitors to tourism destinations with a number of Australia’s visitor precincts home to heritage assets such as The Rocks in Sydney, Salamanca Wharf in Hobart and the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne. While heritage assets can be...

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Commentary

Article

03 Jan 2017

In any debate on new construction in our urban centres you are likely to hear phrases like sustainable urban planning, adaptive reuse and recycling heritage – so much so that anyone would be forgiven for thinking that these were modern concerns.

However, these principles have a long...

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Video lecture/presentation

27 Oct 2016

Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW, the Jim Kerr Address held on the International Day for Monuments and Sites pays respect to Jim's legacy by perpetuating open inquiry into the understanding of place and the constant review...

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Website

14 Oct 2016

The Snowy Mountains Scheme is widely regarded as one of the engineering wonders of the world. The scheme is the most significant project to be undertaken as part of the post-war reconstruction program and has become an enduring symbol of Australia's identity as a multicultural, independent, and...

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Audio program

09 Oct 2016

The eviction of social housing tenants from Sydney's CBD is nearly complete. The NSW government says it will build over a thousand houses elsewhere with the $500 million raised. But the sell-off has come at a social cost, and at the loss of an architecturally significant Sydney apartment block....

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Article

07 Oct 2016

The former chair of the NSW Heritage Council has criticised the state government's refusal to heritage list the landmark Sirius apartment building in the historic Rocks area of Sydney.

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  • NSW Government refusing to heritage list Sirius social housing complex, citing
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Article

12 Sep 2016

Most Sydneysiders and millions of tourists know The Rocks as a historic precinct in which it is possible to have a good night out while enjoying the ambience of a genuine nineteenth-century townscape – all within a stone’s throw of the harbour and the CBD.

In 1973, The Rocks was far from...

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Research report

29 Jun 2016

Cultural heritage around the world suffers from intentional attacks, collateral damage, looting and the effects of natural disasters.  Reaching affected sites and areas quickly to monitor the situation, plan for restoration and prevent further loss often proves very difficult.

Thanks to a...

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Guide

28 May 2015

The ARSC Guide to Audio Preservation is a practical introduction to caring for and preserving audio collections. It is aimed at individuals and institutions that have recorded sound collections but lack the expertise in one or more areas to preserve them.

Our audio legacy is at...

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Database

31 Dec 2011

History and information about Australian orphanages, children's homes and other institutions.

A resource for Forgotten Australians, former child migrants and anyone interested in the history of child welfare in Australia.

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Research report

01 Aug 2006

Governments are the custodians of the vast majority of the most significant heritage places in Australia, and also own a very large number of less significant places. Arrangements for their conservation are often deficient, according to this report, as are existing arrangements for privately-...

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Working paper

15 Oct 1997

Which historical changes are imprinted in the contemporary Australian city centre? This question has real meaning when we try to determine which places reflecting superseded historical processes should be preserved. Since World War II the pressures of redevelopment and modernisation on city...