World Heritage examined at next Port Arthur Talk

PAHSMA Board member and member of the Australian Heritage Council, Professor Sharon Sullivan, will discuss World Heritage issues and the background to the Australian Convict Sites listing at the next Port Arthur Talk.

Australia now has many World Heritage sites.  Professor Sullivan will discuss the history of the World Heritage Convention, issues relating to some Australian sites including Uluru in particular, and will outline the history of the Convict Nomination, the reasons for its listing and for the selection of the sites which make up the serial listing.

Having worked in heritage in Australia and with the World Heritage Committee for many years, Prof. Sullivan was appointed to the Australian Heritage Council early in 2009.  Working as a cultural heritage consultant with government and non-government organisations she is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, James Cook University of North Queensland, and the University of New England.

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from James Cook University and appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia and a life member of ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites), for her services to cultural heritage conservation, she is also Deputy Chair of the PAHSMA Board. Sharon is also the retired Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission and the former Australian Government representative on the World Heritage Committee.


Thursday 30 September, 2010, 5.30pm at the Asylum, Port Arthur Historic Site.

For more information call 6251 2324

Professor Sharon Sullivan AO

Professor Sharon Sullivan AO