Responding to loss: Managing Kosciuszko National Park's Mountain huts as part of a living landscape

Ashley, Geoff and Johnston, Chris (2005) Responding to loss: Managing Kosciuszko National Park's Mountain huts as part of a living landscape. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

In 2003, wild fire destroyed many of the vernacular mountain huts and vast areas of Kosciuszko National Park, a landscape of national significance in Australia. People with close connections to these huts were devastated, arguing for their immediate rebuilding. Developing a management response that recognised the complexity of this cultural landscape and the value of cultural connections was the challenge facing the park managers, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW). The Huts Conservation Strategy, developed by the authors, offers innovative policy responses to the management of huts and their settings as living rather than relict places.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Ashley, GeoffUNSPECIFIED
Johnston, ChrisUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: fire destruction; vernacular architecture; national park; huts; conservation strategy; management; living landscape
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Kosciuszko National Park, Australia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2010 17:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/362

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