Reimagining Tasmanian Heritage

 

The Tasmanian Heritage Council's newest publication is encouraging people to reimagine Tasmania's historic heritage places.

Ms Brett Torossi, Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council said The Voice is a tool to share the historic heritage stories which connect and define what makes Tasmania so very special.

"The story of The Voice started at a strategic planning workshop in 2015," Ms Torossi said. "We sat down together to discuss the need to improve our relationships with our communities of interest and change the perception and appreciation of heritage.

"Our vision was to help bring Tasmania's historic cultural heritage to life. We wanted to step away from talking only about bricks and mortar, and remind our community that beyond the fabric are the stories of our past. Our identity. Our DNA.

"Unlike the original owners of lutruwita, the Tasmanian Aborigines, we seemed to have set aside story-telling. Yet story telling is the very thing that helps people create an emotional connection to place and helps us understand why these places need to be protected.

"By sharing our stories we hope our community will remember and value their connection to place; decision-makers will remember that heritage needs attention; and our visitors will see Tasmania in a new light and choose to visit our historic heritage places.

"We are extremely proud of this publication because it was produced with our community of interest, rather than by ourselves. Without their passion, knowledge and insights, there may have been a very different response. The book is a celebration of that journey and a way to thank everyone for their energy, thoughts and time. We are truly grateful for all their help and love of this project."

Some excerpts from The Voice follow. If you would like to read more click here.

If you would like your own personal copy please send an email to enquiries@heritage.tas.gov.au with your address details.



 

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