Creator: Neil Myers
Publisher: Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
Rights: Approval to upload a pdf of each article to the Big Stuff website provided by the Editor-in-Chief of the Architectus journal, with an acknowledgement that they were published by Architectus and the link to the Architectus issue they are in.
Introduction: Heritage listing provides formal recognition by a local council, State Government or Federal Government that an artefact has heritage significance and that the community wants to keep it for future generations.
Industrial heritage, in the sense of actual machinery and workings, is poorly represented in Australian listings of heritage sites and places. While listings and documents such as The National Heritage Register, the Victorian Heritage Register and the Australian Heritage Strategy record a number of places connected with industrial activities, the architecture of the buildings generally receives more detailed attention than the functional facilities. The Day’s Flour Mill Complex listed in the Victorian Heritage Register, for instance, comes up under the category “Registered object integral to a registered place”, but the photographs provided are all exterior shots of buildings, and the description focuses heavily on the buildings and grounds, with almost nothing about the actual machinery and processes undertaken at the site.
Reference: Neil Myers 2020, ‘The protection of industrial movable cultural heritage and the role of volunteer organisations in Australia’, Big Stuff 2019, Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology
|Myers, Neil. (2019). The protection of industrial movable cultural heritage and the role of volunteer organisations in Australia. http://doi.org/10.37190/arc200105|