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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1725 ..


MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND. PLANNING

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION N0 708

Aboriginal Heritage

Mr Westende - asked the Minister for the Environment,

Land and Planning.- _

(1) What is the Ministers assessment of Heritage Week.

(2). Were the events well attended. .

(3) Is the general community well informed of the. Aboriginal heritage of Canberra.

(4) Are they made aware of significant Aboriginal sites in-and around Canberra

(5) Are these sites open to the public to visit.

(6) Could not a typical and authentic Aboriginal camp site be erected in the same way as townships were erected commemorating-our early colonial settlements such as Bywong Mining Village. .

(7) Would the Minister agree that such a display of Aboriginal heritage would be extremely informative and provide yet another avenue for the Aboriginal community to convey its most significant heritage in the ACT as well as providing another significant attraction for visitors from both the domestic and international tourist market.

Mr Wood -the answer to the Members question is. as

follows: _

(1) In my opinion, Heritage Week this year was, once

again, a tremendous success. The organising ..

committee, Heritage, ACT, which-is funded by, the ACT

Government, achieved its aim :of increasing the

awareness of the general community in the ACT about

its heritage, through a combination of education. and entertainment.

(2) I am advised that the events .convened during the Week were well attended. Indeed some events, such as the Lanyon Heritage Fair, had an attendance which

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