Guide to Completing the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System Site Recording Form

This guide explains the structure of the Aboriginal site recording form and the information required to record an Aboriginal site using the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System.

Date
1 December 2012
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Guide
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74293-971-1
  • ID OEH20121008
  • File PDF 83KB
  • Pages 18
  • Name guide-to-completing-ahims-site-recording-form-121008.pdf

Under section 89 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, the Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is responsible for the proper care, preservation and protection of Aboriginal objects and places and is required to 'establish and keep a database to be known as the Aboriginal Heritage Information Management System (AHIMS)'. 

The specific purpose of AHIMS is to:

  • maintain a record of Aboriginal objects whose existence and location have been reported to the Director-General, and
  • maintain a copy of any report that has been provided to the Director-General relating to the assessment of objects, places and features that are or are likely to be of significance to Aboriginal people
  • maintain a record of the details of any other report (of which the Director-General is aware) relating to the assessment of objects, places and features that are or are likely to be of significance to Aboriginal people.