This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.
The residential school provides an overview of the practice and philosophy of cultural heritage site management with respect to both Indigenous and European heritage places. Students will be taken out into the field to examine the nature of hazards impacting on heritage places (environmental decay, natural disasters, visitors) and the techniques and management strategies required. For example, it recently involved a trip that looked at various locations in Victoria and New South Wales (Maldon, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Wentworth, Balranald, Lake Mungo, Ivanhoe, Willandra, Homestead, Griffith, Holbrook) and involved the various stakeholders involved in managing these sites. A workbook and reading material for the residential school was distributed at the beginning of the session. The trip focused on conservation issues, techniques and policies, and the cultural resource policy and national parks management issues, drawing on examples of the residential school locations, and on examples visited en route.