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Places of cultural significance enrich people’s lives, often providing a deep and inspirational sense of connection to community and landscape, to the past and to lived experiences.
They are important expressions of Australian identity and experience, and may be significant for their aesthetic, historic, scientific, social or spiritual values, for past, present or future generations.
Notions of what is culturally significant are not necessarily fixed, however, and may change over time alongside societal values or as a response to modernity. What then are the implications for the conservation of places of cultural significance in Australia?
Speaker: Ian Travers, President, Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) with an introduction by Dr Charles Fahey, Department of Archaeology and History, La Trobe University.