Aboriginal History and Heritage: A Guide

This guide introduces heritage managers (such as local councils and State Government agencies) and heritage practitioners to the procedures and sources of information for studying Aboriginal history and heritage.

Date
1 November 1998
Publisher
NSW Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Information series, Guide, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5169
  • File PDF 58KB
  • Pages 12
  • Name aboriginal-history-and-heritage-guide.pdf

Aboriginal heritage is an integral part of the broad heritage process. It is, however, important to note that it is a specialised field of study involving particular cultural sensitivities. Aboriginal heritage studies should be carried out by appropriate specialised practitioners with a knowledge of the broad principles of heritage conservation and Aboriginal community consultation. Everyone working in this area needs to recognise that:

  • Aboriginal people are the cultural owners and managers of information relating to their heritage
  • Information relating to Aboriginal history and heritage provided by members of any Aboriginal community is to be treated with respect for the wishes of the informant
  • Agreement regarding access and confidentiality is to be honoured.