The Trust Talks: The Debate

'It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you' – Queensland is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists.

Queensland is one of the largest states in Australia and undoubtedly rich in environmental, built and cultural heritage – but is this heritage unrecognised? Do Australia’s big heritage lists unfairly forget about Queensland heritage in their focus on the southern states?

In this light hearted debate about a serious topic, we pitch three of Queensland’s leading heritage specialists against a visiting team of outsiders to decide – is Queensland truly underrepresented? Or do they just have an inferiority complex?


The Home Team
Dr Andrew Sneddon, Associate Director Extent Heritage, M.ICOMOS
Dr Jane Lennon Lennon AM, PhD, M.ICOMOS
Corinne Unger – MAusIMM CP (Env), Churchill Fellow & Consultant specialising in Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Planning

The Visitors
Prof Richard Mackay AM, Director Mackay Strategic & ICOMOS Australia Executive Committee representative
Julian Siu, Associate and Consulting Manager at Context (GML Heritage Victoria) & ICOMOS Australia Executive Committee representative
Anne McConnell, consultant archaeologist & ICOMOS Australia Executive Committee representative.

The Adjudicator
Stuart Lummis – National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Chair – Advocacy Advisory Committee

The MC
Jane Alexander – National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Advocacy Manager & Australia ICOMOS Executive Committee representative.

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Event date

Event Details

115 William Street, Brisbane City, Queensland

Friday 17 May: 5pm start

Entry fees:
Adults $25, Concession $10, Members $$ 10.00
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
50 - 100
Onsite facilities: