'To know the place for the first time': consideration of diverse values for an Australian World Heritage site

McBryde, Isabel (1994) 'To know the place for the first time': consideration of diverse values for an Australian World Heritage site. ICOMOS Scientific Journal, 3 . pp. 34-44. ISSN (ISBN) 955-613-054-3 [Article]

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Abstract (in English)

Professor McBryde relates the Aboriginal culture and its spiritual relationship with the land to the concept of Cultural Landscapes (recently taken up by ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Convention) and the relationship between human societies and the natural environment. The author examines the three Australian World Heritage Sites which were inscribed for their important cultural values as well as their natural values: Kakadu National Park in the northern monsoonal belt; the Willandra Lakes Area in the arid lands of western New South Wales; and the Tasmanian Wilderness Area in the rain forest and Alpine uplands of south-western Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
McBryde, Isabel
Languages: English
Keywords: philosophy of conservation; cultural heritage; natural heritage; cultural landscapes; Australia; Aboriginal culture; Aboriginal sites; World Heritage; cultural identity; archaeological sites; management plans
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 02. World Cultural and Natural Heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Kakadu National Park, Australia; Willandra Lakes Region, Australia; Tasmania Wilderness, Australia; Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
UNESCO WHC Number: 147; 167; 181; 447
National Committee: ICOMOS International, Australia
ICOMOS Special Collection: ICOMOS Scientific Journal (1993-1999)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 3
Volume: 3
ISSN: (ISBN) 955-613-054-3
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 15:01
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2023 15:24
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2849

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