National Nomination Mark II

A National Nomination for the Coal River (Mulubinba) Cultural Landscape was prepared by Ann Hardy and her international team including Amir Rezapour Mogadam (Conservator), Dene Hawken (Awabakal Descendent), Doug Lithgow (President, Park and Playgrounds Movement Inc), Roslyn Kerr (Geologist), Barbara Heaton (Newcastle City Council) and Gionni Di Gravio (University Archivist and Chair) for the Coal River Working Party and sent to the Nominations Division of the Commonwealth Department of Environment, Heritage and the Arts on February 3rd 2009.

The documents can be downloaded here:

Hardy, Ann et al. National Nomination for the ‘Coal River (Mulubinba) Cultural Landscape’ (962KB PDF File) and related Appendix A (1.53MB PDF File) Appendix B (541KB PDF File) Appendix C (7.25MB PDF File) Appendix D (1.79MB PDF File)

We sincerely thank Ann Hardy for her diligent work in canvassing views, compiling and writing this new Nomination on behalf of the Coal River Working Party and the City of Newcastle.

We also appreciate the professional expertise of Amir Rezapour Moghadam. Amir is a qualified art conservator who has worked in the field since 2001 and has gained experience as a conservator at four world heritage sites,  including the limestone façades of Persepolis and even more sites of national heritage in cooperation with international teams from Germany, France, United States, and Italy. He has worked for the Iran Cultural Heritage and Truism Organization, Research Centre for Conservation of Cultural Relics (Iran), Parse- Pasargadae Research Foundation, Persepolis Museum and library of Parliament.

We are very fortunate to currently have Amir here in our Cultural Collections primarily working on our State Records and Norm Barney – Ralph Snowball Photographic Collections. His fresh insights and advice in the preparation of this Nomination have been greatly appreciated.

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