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Author
Norman, Robert G.
Title
Heritage at Risk : The Rape of Our Resources
In
Second Australasian Conference on Engineering Heritage, Auckland, 14-16 February, 2000: Proceedings
Imprint
Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000, pp. 183-188
ISBN/ISSN
0980960352
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=910724717335401;res=IELENG
Abstract

Our engineering heritage is the accumulation of all our knowledge and engineering practice. An historical perspective is most important, and we must learn from the past. Everything stems from design, and this is effectively a continuum of activity, drawing on the knowledge bank and replenishing it. The present trend to dispose of public assets such as our energy system, forestry, and roads is a betrayal of a sacred trust - a heritage of 150 years now at risk under administrations with three-year time horizons and no concern for the long term fixture. The paper makes a plea to oppose these developments 'with vigour, even with passion.'

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