Book / Architectural Conservation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: National Experiences and Practice

Published January 2024
January 2024

The fourth in a series that documents architectural conservation in different parts of the world, Architectural Conservation in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands: National Experiences and Practice addresses cultural heritage protection in a region which comprises one third of the Earth’s surface.

In response to local needs, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands have developed some of the most important and influential techniques, legislation, doctrine and theories in cultural heritage management in the world. The evolution of the heritage protection ethos and contemporary architectural conservation practices in Australia and Oceania are discussed on a national and regional basis using ample illustrations and examples. Accomplishments in architectural conservation are discussed in their national and international contexts, with an emphasis on original developments (solutions) and contributions made to the overall field.

Enriched with essays contributed from fifty-nine specialists and thought leaders in the field, this book contains an extraordinary breadth and depth of research and synthesis on the why’s and how’s of cultural heritage conservation. Its holistic approach provides an essential resource and reference for students, academics, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and all who are interested in conserving the built environment.

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Table of Contents

PART I INTRODUCTION TO PACIFIC HERITAGE CONSERVATION 
Introduction: Context of Pacific Heritage Conservation  

PART II AUSTRALIA AND AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
1. Australia  
2. Aotearoa New Zealand  

PART III HAWAI’I, MICRONESIA, MELANESIA, SOUTH PACIFIC POLYNESIA, AND PACIFIC
3. Hawai’i  
4. Micronesia  
5. Melanesia  
6 South Pacific Polynesia  
7 Polar Regions of the Pacific  

PART IV CLOSING COMMENTS 
Conclusion and Looking Forward

Authors’ Biography

John H. Stubbs is Emeritus Professor of Preservation Practice and former Director of the Master of Preservation Studies program in the School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He holds an MSc from Columbia University in New York, attended ICCROM as a UNESCO fellow and currently serves as an international architectural conservation consultant. His three decades of architectural preservation practice in New York City include one decade at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners and two decades as Vice President for Field Projects at the World Monuments Fund, when he also was an adjunct associate professor of preservation in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Since 2003, John Stubbs has led the Time Honored Architectural Conservation Documentation project, which documents the history, parameters, theories and practice of architectural conservation in different parts of the world.

William Chapman, DPhil, Associate AIA, is Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Educated at Columbia University in New York and at Oxford University in England, he specializes in architectural recording, the history of historic preservation and materials conservation. Widely published in scholarly journals, he has also written on subjects ranging from plantation ruins in the US Virgin Islands to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. His most recent publication is Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia: A Traveler’s Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes. In addition to his international work, William Chapman has conducted research and teaching throughout the Hawaiian Islands, including cultural resource surveys for the National Park Service and state agencies.

Julia Gatley is an associate professor of Architecture at the University of Auckland. She gained her PhD from the University of Melbourne, and her Master’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington. Before embarking on her PhD, she worked for the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Subsequently, Julia Gatley’s research has focused on twentieth-century architecture and the conservation of modern buildings. She has published multiple books as author and editor, as well as articles in journals including Fabrications, The Journal of Architecture and Planning Perspectives. From 2016 to 2018, she served as Head of the University of Auckland’s School of Architecture and Planning. She currently leads the School’s programs in built heritage conservation and is Co-director of its History and Theory Research Hub. She is also Chair of DOCOMOMO New Zealand and a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

Ross King is an emeritus professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, where he was previously Dean. His main present area of study is East and Southeast Asia, with a focus on the place of architecture and urban design in heritage and identity generally, and more specifically on the political economy of heritage and its conservation. Among recent books have been Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya: Negotiating Urban Space in Malaysia (2008), Reading Bangkok (2011), Heritage and Identity in Contemporary Thailand (2017), and Seoul: Memory, Reinvention, and the Korean Wave (2018). Present work has a focus on the manipulation of architectural heritage in the exercise of political power. In earlier times, while based at the University of Sydney, he was active in protests for saving Sydney’s architectural heritage, partly through the Green Bans movement and local community activism.