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Stepping Stones Across the Lihir Islands: Developing Cultural Heritage Management in the Context of a Gold-Mining Operation

Bainton, Nicholas; Ballard, Christopher; Gillespie, Kirsty; Hall, Nicholas

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Large-scale resource extraction projects often create obstacles for the protection, maintenance, and inheritance of indigenous cultural heritage. In this article we detail some of the challenges and opportunities arising from our collaborative partnership with the community of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea, which is seeking to establish, inform, and resource a formal cultural heritage management program in the context of a large-scale gold-mining operation. The general approach to this...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBainton, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorBallard, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorHall, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:13:34Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:13:34Z
dc.identifier.issn0940-7391
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/49800
dc.description.abstractLarge-scale resource extraction projects often create obstacles for the protection, maintenance, and inheritance of indigenous cultural heritage. In this article we detail some of the challenges and opportunities arising from our collaborative partnership with the community of the Lihir Islands in Papua New Guinea, which is seeking to establish, inform, and resource a formal cultural heritage management program in the context of a large-scale gold-mining operation. The general approach to this collaborative venture involves the application of a specific development tool, the Stepping Stones for Cultural Heritage program. This consultative process is innovative in both Melanesia and the context of resource extraction, but also more generally within the field of cultural heritage. We describe the outcomes of this process and some of the initial pilot projects, one of which was based on the recording of traditional Lihirian songs. We also argue that while the mine places greater pressure upon Lihirian cultural heritage, it also presents Lihirians with the opportunity to realize a vision of their cultural future that is beyond the reach of many other indigenous communities.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Cultural Property
dc.titleStepping Stones Across the Lihir Islands: Developing Cultural Heritage Management in the Context of a Gold-Mining Operation
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor200210 - Pacific Cultural Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4491231xPUB192
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBainton, Nicholas, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationBallard, Christopher, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGillespie, Kirsty, University of Queensland
local.contributor.affiliationHall, Nicholas, Stepwise Heritage and Tourism Pty Ltd
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage81
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage110
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0940739111000087
local.identifier.absseo950306 - Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage
dc.date.updated2020-12-27T07:33:46Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85011480490
local.identifier.thomsonID000210675900004
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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