Australian Heritage Database

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The Australian Heritage Database is a searchable online database of heritage sites in Australia. It is maintained by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (Australia), in consultation with Australian Heritage Council. There are more than 20,000 entries in the database, which includes natural, historic and Indigenous places which exist in separately maintained heritage lists.

Description[edit]

Included in the database are places or items:[1]

  • the World Heritage List, places that are of outstanding universal value and have been included on this United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) managed list;
  • the National Heritage List, a long list of natural, historic and Indigenous places that are of outstanding national heritage value to the Australian nation;
  • the Commonwealth Heritage List, a list of natural, historic and Indigenous places of heritage significance owned or controlled by the Australian Government;
  • the Register of the National Estate, a list of natural, historic and Indigenous heritage places throughout Australia, frozen in February 2007 until it was replaced by other heritage lists in 2012;
  • the Australian National Shipwreck Database,[2] a register of historic shipwrecks in Australian waters, administered by The Department of the Environment and Water Resources;
  • the List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance (LOPHSA),[3] a list which recognises symbolically sites of outstanding historic significance to Australia that are located outside the Australian jurisdiction; and
  • other places being considered for listing in one of these lists.

Photographs[edit]

Photographs of listed places are included (if available) through links to the Australian Heritage Photographic Library. There is a separate search facility for searching the photos only.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Heritage Database". Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Australian national shipwreck database". Australian Government. Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ "List of Overseas Places of Historic Significance to Australia". Department of the Environment and Energy. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Search the Australian heritage photographic library". Australian Government. Department of the Environment. Retrieved 19 November 2019.

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