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October 25, 2019

The climbing ban for Uluru that was announced months ago finally arrives. The ban goes into effect Saturday, October 26, 2019.


A Climbing Ban at Uluru Ends a Chapter. But There's More to This Australian Story.

By Jamie Tarabay

The New York Times

October 25, 2019


July 19, 2019

“Outsiders are cursed for disturbing the red-colored Uluru monolith reaching for the sky”

Governments and agencies that oversee some historic cities have in recent years developed policies to limit the number of tourists that visit them. From Barcelona to Dubrovnik, Ven...

July 11, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia is the largest reef system in the world. In 1981, the reef was designated a World Heritage Site but it has faced persistent threats from natural and human causes. Now the health of the reef is in serious trouble...

July 3, 2017

In 1954, the Hague Convention was developed largely in response to the recognition of the vast destruction of cultural property across Europe during World War II. The First Protocol was adopted in 1954 and the Second Protocol was adopted in 1999. Although the United St...

June 14, 2017

The history of public markets extends back into antiquity and has reached a resurgence in the revitalization of historic cities around the world (photo above in Guatamela). In Charleston, South Carolina, a local resident ceded land to the city for a public market with...

November 11, 2016

As the story goes, the famous mathematician Archimedes was in the bathtub when he made an important discovery—how the concept of displacement in water could be used to test the purity of gold objects. In Australia, however, this gentleman was no where near toilet facil...

October 9, 2016

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is today extremely remote. Although it was the earliest region settled in Australia, today the population is sparsely distributed across a number of very small towns. Today numerous efforts are underway to protect the largely u...

September 15, 2016

A number of studies have documented the real and potential threats to heritage sites around the world from climate change. Warmer ocean waters leads to greater coral bleaching and rising sea levels threaten to drown historic sites and cities along the coasts. An increa...

September 7, 2016

Archaeologists working on an island off of Australia have discovered stone foundations of houses dating from the end of the last ice age. The placement of these foundations indicate the inhabitants were adapting to the rise in sea level that was caused by the warming c...

September 7, 2016

The South Australian Museum in Adelaide, South Australia, was founded in 1856. The museum is notable in large part for its large Australian Aboriginal collection. Recently, in what is considered to be a bold move, the curator announced an important special appointment.


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