Protecting Heritage Places

10 steps to help protect the natural and cultural significance of places
Australian Heritage Commission, 2000

Step 3: What do you need to know? (continued)

What information is available?

Information on heritage places may already be available in verbal or written form. When locating information it is crucially important to note exactly where the information came from or is stored. Accurately referencing your information sources gives your information greater credibility and enables it to be checked or relocated at a later date. Sources of useful information include:

  • heritage registers
  • past researchers
  • state government agency records
  • local government records
  • national, state and local libraries
  • national and state archives
  • universities, scientific research organisations and museums
  • the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Native Title Tribunal records
  • Indigenous land council and community organisations
  • local history and environment groups
  • knowledgeable people (oral history)

You may find other useful information in the Resources section.