About the Australian Memory of the World Program

Founded in December 2000, and conducted under the auspices of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, the Australian Memory of the World Program is one of more than 60 Memory of the World programs worldwide. The Australian program aims to:

The Australian Memory of the World Program operates within the regional framework of MOWCAP, the Memory of the World Committee for Asia/Pacific.

UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee

  • Chair: Shane Breynard
  • Deputy Chair: TBA
  • Secretary: Fiona Clarke
  • Treasurer: Roslyn Russell
  • Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee: Christine Yeats
  • Chair, Documenting Australian Society working group: Adrian Cunningham
  • Pacific region liaison: Kylie Moloney

Committee Members

  • Anne-Marie Cond√©
  • Ray Edmondson
  • Margaret Farmer
  • Barbara Reeve
  • Maggie Shapley
  • Jacqui Uhlmann
  • Rachel Watson

State and Territory Liaison Officers

  • New South Wales: Christine Yeats
  • South Australia: Corinne Ball
  • Tasmania: Jenny Jerome
  • Victoria: Nicola Cousen
  • Queensland: Gavin Bannerman
  • Western Australia: Bruce Baskerville, Joanna Sassoon

Committee members come from a range of documentary heritage-related occupations and institutions across Australia, including the National Archives of Australia, National Library of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), State Library of Queensland, History South Australia, the Royal Australian Historical Society, the Archives Office of Tasmania, and independent archivists and audiovisual archivists, conservators, curators, historians and librarians.

The UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee operates under the aegis of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.