Urban Heritage


The rise and postwar development of Australia's capital city centres
Susan Marsden
Australian Council of National Trusts and Australian Heritage Commission
ISBN 0 908 19814 0

About the publication

This publication describes the use of a thematic approach to heritage identification and conservation in Australia. I am particularly happy to write the foreword, as the Australian Heritage Commission originally initiated such an approach as a framework for assessing places nominated to the Register of the National Estate.

The historic development of the majority of Australia's State and Territory capitals after World War Two is detailed in this work. It outlines a thematic framework to assist in the identification of heritage places from 1945 on. This framework should increase our understanding of what functions are important in city centres and what features we value and wish to conserve.