Culture and heritage

Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Regional Studies: an illustrative approach

This report presents a general approach to conducting an assessment of Aboriginal cultural heritage at a regional scale. The field of cultural heritage regional assessment is still in its infancy in Australia. The Department of Environment and Conservation NSW is currently developing a range of tools for Aboriginal heritage regional assessment in NSW. While we expect this field to evolve rapidly over the next few years we also acknowledge the need, at this point in time, to provide our clients with an illustrative approach to regional assessments. As an illustrative model, the present document embodies many of the principles we believe should inform regional assessments. We offer it not as a prescriptive template for such assessments but as a general approach that, with the benefit of feedback from our clients, we look forward to developing and refining in the years ahead.

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