Legislation and Best Practice

At Archaea-aus, we believe in the importance of cultural heritage for current and future generations. We are advocates for ethical philosophies that serve as guiding principles to underpin the requirements of legislative frameworks for heritage protection. By following international standards of cultural heritage management practice, we think that better outcomes can be achieved by us, our profession and our clients.

Continue reading below for an introduction to guiding principles and legislation.

Guiding Principles

The Burra charter

2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

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Aboriginal cultural heritage

Department of Planning Lands and Heritage

Western Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972

Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984

Commonwealth Native Title Act

Noongar Standard Heritage Agreement

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Historical Cultural Heritage

State Heritage Office

Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990

The Planning and Development Act 2005

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Maritime Cultural Heritage

Western Australian Museum

The Maritime Archaeology Act 1973

The Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976

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