Australian Heritage Strategy - commissioned essays
Ten essays on key issues facing the heritage sector were written by a range of heritage experts to support discussion of issues that could be addressed by the Australian Heritage Strategy.
The essays address the following five key questions:
What is heritage?
Peter Spearitt (Professor History, University of Queensland)
Susan Tonkin (Previously at National Museum of Australia and other collecting institutions)
Graeme L. Worboys (Jagumba Consulting Pty Ltd)
Whose heritage is it?
Peter James AM (Heritage Law Specialist, JNP Pawsey and Prowse) and Joann Schmider (Indigenous woman from the Mamu People, Millaa Millaa)
Damein Bell (previously Executive Officer of Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation) and
Joy Elley (Anthropologist/Cultural Heritage Manager)
Who are the players and what roles do they play?
Don Garden (President, Federation of Australian Historical Societies)
What are community expectations for heritage protection?
Chris Johnston (Strategic Planner, Director of Context Pty Ltd)
Heath McDonald (Professor Marketing, Swinburne University)
What are the social and economic benefits of heritage?
Kate Clark (Director, Historic Houses Trust NSW)
Bruce Leaver (former head of Heritage Division and current Chair of Sapphire Coast Tourism Board and National Parks and Wildlife Reserve Sapphire Coast Advisory Committee)
These essays are published as finalised by the authors along with a brief biographical note. The views and opinions expressed in the essays and introduction are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Australian Government or the Minister for the Environment.