Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a society that are inherited from past generations. We maintain them in the present in an effort to remember Australia's history and what makes this country unique, and in order to pass on this legacy to future generations.
Australia's heritage includes Indigenous and European natural and historic places and objects. The physical artefacts we preserve include environments, sacred spots, national parks, buildings, and objects such as personal items. Intangible attributes include the customs, language and beliefs of the past and present.
Our heritage is a legacy from our past, a living part of our lives today, and also the stories and places we pass on to future generations.
Each generation has a responsibility to protect significant places for future generations.
Foundation funded cultural heritage conservation projects - click to read more.