ENABLING COMMUNITIES TO TRANSFORM THEMSELVES
CONTINUED FROM HERE
• Increasing interest in those aspects of our lives which contribute to our cultural identity.
• Continuing lack of incentives for owners to preserve heritage.
• Low public awareness of the age, breadth and depth of land-based heritage, particularly archaeological and indigenous heritage.
• Increasing economic pressure on regional and rural communities.
• Uneven population growth creating pressure on heritage resources.
• Continuing destruction of significant heritage places and areas.
• A reaction to quick social and technological changes.
• People living longer.
• People remembering more.
• Loss of traditional trades, skills and values.
• Desire to re-connect with the past.
• Restoration and preservation of indigenous sites, old houses and buildings.
• Elevation of yesterday’s cast-offs.
• Old items taking on new value.
• Retro chic (1960’s – 1970’s) in fashion and home décor.
• The marketing of history and heritage.
• Public participation in historical re-enactments, vintage rallies and displays, and Heritage celebrations.
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