Legislating to protect Australia’s material cultural heritage: Guidelines for cultural resources professionals

24th May 2014

Helen Parrott

Introduction*

During the last 25 years the Federal Government, the States and Territories in Australia with the exception of the Australian Capital Territory have legislated to protect both places and movable material of significance to Australia’s cultural heritage. While this legislation is uneven in its coverage and indeed in its effectiveness, little debate has been directed to the various possibilities and limits which are provided by legislation in protecting cultural heritage sites and movable material. It is proposed to deal broadly with these issues in this article while providing guidelines on the various approaches that may be used by professionals working in the cultural heritage field.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Parrott, H.
Legislating to protect Australia’s material cultural heritage: Guidelines for cultural resources professionals
December 1990
31
75–82
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