The Enderby Island ship image depicting His Majesty’s Cutter Mermaid, which visited the Dampier Archipelago in 1818.
Courtesy: Murujuga Dynamics of the Dreaming ARC Project
An image of a ship on a rock in Western Australia's Dampier Archipelago depicts HMC Mermaid – the main vessel of Phillip Parker King, an unsung hero of Australian exploration.
Neil Armstrong took this photograph of Buzz Aldrin during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity on the moon.
Throughout the world, unique sites of natural and cultural heritage are protected for future generations. But what about sites on the moon that represent the beginning of the human space age?
Detail of a fish (likely black bream) on Enderby Island.
Photo Vic Anderson
Rock art in the Dampier Archipelago and the Burrup Peninsula contains engravings of animals that are now extinct, such as thylacines and a fat-tailed species of kangaroos.
Shandon, an inner-city neighbourhood in Cork, Ireland, dates back to the 1600s.
Image: Kieran Hoare, used with permission
A suburb in the Irish city of Cork sets the standard for involving the community in heritage building conservation. Public engagement is the key to managing the inevitable conflicts.
A fish trap at Lake Condah.
In the 1840s, the eel traps of Budj Bim were described as the work of 'civilized men'. But it took another 135 years for more appreciative European eyes to examine the complexity of western Victoria’s Aboriginal fishery.
The Simien mountains in Ethiopia are one of the world’s most threatened natural heritage sites.
Simien mountains image from www.shutterstock.com
You'd hope we wouldn't flatten the pyramids to build a highway. But that's exactly what's happening to the world's natural heritage sites.
Visits to Belize’s reefs have been climbing, despite them being listed as World Heritage in Danger since 2009.
Elizabeth Albert/Wikimedia Commons
Australia's government has lobbied hard to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being described internationally as being in danger. But that publicity wouldn't necessarily hit tourism that hard anyway.
The 11 official languages of South Africa on display at the Constitutional Court.
In the past few years, many South Africans have come to associate Heritage Day with a good opportunity to have a barbeque, known locally as a braai. But the day is meant for so much more than that.
Australia has persuaded UNESCO it has a plan to save the Great Barrier Reef - now the policies and funds must materialise.
AAP Image/Tourism and Events Queensland
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has spared Australia's blushes by opting not to list the Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger'. But it has also demanded that Australia make good on its plans to save it.