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Shipwreck discovery in the Coral Sea

With September marking the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War, Australian researchers believe they have made an exciting discovery in the Coral Sea Marine Park—the wreck of a US oil tanker USS Neosho, sunk defending Australia in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

6 September 2019Ley
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Budj Bim shows the value of world heritage

The historic recognition of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape at the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in Azerbaijan this week underlines the significant economic, cultural and environmental benefits of World Heritage Listing.

10 July 2019Ley
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World Heritage Listing for Australia’s oldest aquaculture

The Budj Bim Cultural Landscape of south-western Victoria has been confirmed as the first Australian site to be awarded World Heritage status solely for its Aboriginal cultural values.

6 July 2019Ley
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Raising the legislative bar for our sunken treasures

The Australian Government has raised the bar even higher for protection of historic shipwrecks, submerged aircraft and other relics with last night's passage of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Bill 2018 through the House of Representatives.

28 June 2018Price
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Australian Heritage Grants round now open

Owners and managers of Australia's National Heritage List sites, as well other organisations, can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of Australia's national heritage.

20 November 2018Price
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Quinkan Country joins National Heritage List

One of Australia’s most important and distinctive rock art regions, Quinkan Country, has been added to Australia’s National Heritage List.

10 November 2018Price
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National Heritage listing for Centennial Park

The Liberal-National Government is pleased to announce Sydney’s Centennial Park has been added to our National Heritage List, elevating the park to the status of other National Heritage places such as Bondi Beach, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Australian War Memorial.

2 October 2018Price
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Help us recognise 'The Dish' that put a town on the map

I'm pleased to announce the famous Parkes Observatory - or to most of us - the Dish 'in the middle of the sheep paddock', is one of two new places being assessed for inclusion on our National Heritage List.

13 September 2018Price
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Landmark World Heritage Listing celebrated on Fraser Island

The Australian Government is taking part in global celebrations of all things heritage by marking the 25th anniversary of the World Heritage listing of Fraser Island (K’gari).

18 April 2018Price
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