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FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETIES INC
e-BULLETIN No. 123 – 3 April 2014
Hon Editor, Dr Ruth S. Kerr
Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of Australia’s heritage. It provides an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate our shared and special heritage.
In 2014, Australian Heritage Week will run from Saturday 12 April until
Sunday 20 April.
Communities are invited to be involved with hosting a range of activities during Australian Heritage Week to showcase local heritage to the rest of the country.
April 18th is the major celebration for International Day for Monuments and Sites and each year the state representatives of Australia ICOMOS organise a number of activities around Australia so that you can celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultural heritage with ICOMOS members the world over.
Dates for future Heritage Weeks are: Saturday 11 April to Sunday 19 April 2015; Saturday 16 April to Sunday 24 April 2016.
(Source: http://heritage-week.govspace.gov.au/ - 21 March 2014)
Thousands of historic photos offering a glimpse into Sydney's maritime history as far back as the 1850s have been donated to the City of Sydney archives. The 'Working Harbour' collection features about 10,000 photographs of the harbour, historical ships, well known ferries and the Sydney Harbour Bridge and building construction, from the private collection of former RAN Petty Officer and Sydney ferry master Graeme Andrews OAM.
Visit and view the collection of images with this link: www.shf.org.au/archives-research/photographic-collections/the-graeme-andrews-collection/
(Source: Transit Australia National 1 March 2014 p.92)
Applications for the 2014 round are now open and will close on 2 May 2014.
The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
Since 1994, $4.9 million has been awarded to community organisations throughout Australia.
The types of projects supported include significance assessments of collections; preservation needs assessments of collections; conservation activities and collection management; and training workshops. Read more about some past winners on the NLA blogspot.
CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney General's Department; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
Contact National Library of Australia: Phone: +61 (0)2 6262 1111,
Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600
(Source: www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg/ - 23 March 2014)
The Society of Archivists has published Made, Kept & Used , a seminar focused on the key area of access to records and archives, one of the critical roles undertaken by archivists and recordkeepers. This publication is based on that seminar and includes the following papers:
Access: The Democratic Imperative Dr Eric Ketelaar, Professor of Archivistics, University of Amsterdam and Honorary Professor, Monash University
Access: the Success of Advocacy Dr Sigrid McCausland, Member Editorial Board, Archives and Manuscripts
Indigenous Records and Archives: Mutual Obligations and Building Trust Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies, Monash University
It’s None of Your Business: Access to Business Archives Bruce Smith, Partner, Archives research Consultancy
Access to Indigenous-Related Records from a Community Perspective Loris Williams, Archivist, Community and Personal Histories, Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Access Alert! Don’t Be Alarmed; Archival Access is a Good Thing Christine Yeats, Manager, Public Access, State Records of New South Wales
Copies are available for purchase from the ASA on-line shop for ASA members ($35 + P&H) Non-members ($45 + P&H).
(Source: Email from Australian Society of Archivists – 25 March 2014)
The Australian Maritime Museums Council 2014 conference is to be hosted by the Queenscliff Maritime Museum at Queenscliff, Victoria from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th May 2014.
The conference is themed ‘Looking Forward’ and the programme combines speakers, panel and group discussions, and workshops. Forward visions, from maritime museums large and small, combine with sessions on such things as strategic planning for museums, heritage vessels, volunteer management, maritime archaeology and, of course, the ever popular National Wrap, summarising the state of maritime heritage around Australia.
A full social programme is offered and there will be plenty of time to explore Queenscliff itself.
The conference will be of interest to anyone interested in maritime heritage through local history groups and museums or the management of heritage vessels.
The conference programme, details of registration fees, On-line Booking and downloadable Registration Forms can be found on the Australian Maritime Museums Council (AMMC) website http://maritimemuseumsaustralia.org/
If you have any queries regarding the conference or registration email the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Source: Email from Mark Hosking, Administration Officer, Maritime Museum of Tasmania Inc. Carnegie Building, Argyle Street, Hobart – 28 March 2014)