KHA President Simon Buckpitt delivered a presentation to this year’s ACT region Heritage Symposium in Canberra on 13 August.
The theme of the symposium was Heritage and Healing: How Heritage Helps. It brought together a curated series of informative papers, vignettes and discussions of our experience of belonging, a sense of place, and continuity, and how that helps in difficult times.
Speaking on behalf of the KHA and heritage consultant Geoff Ashley, the presentation outlined how the KHA’s activities are closely connected to the intangible values of the mountains. As such, the association is well placed to work with public land managers to assist with healing community through retention of social heritage values.
The presentation may be viewed here.