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Hogan, Ross
Kingston Pier refurbishment, Norfolk Island
16th Engineering Heritage Australia Conference: Conserving Our Heritage - Make a Difference!
Engineers Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2011, pp. 165-180

Kingston Pier was constructed during the Second Penal Settlement on Norfolk Island using locally sourced stone and convict labour, which affords it a great deal of heritage importance. This has been borne out by the recent listings of the surrounding convict site on both the National and World Heritage Lists. This convict precinct on Norfolk Island is called the Kingston and Arthurs Vale Historic Area (KAVHA). For a period of several years before the refurbishment funding was approved, concern had been growing about the condition of the pier with regards to both safety for every day use and the preservation of what many consider to be an integral part of the heritage of Norfolk Island. This paper discusses not only the unique features of Kingston Pier, but also the challenges of the safety, economic, political, heritage and environmental framework, within which to achieve the project aims, which stated simply were to repair and stabilise the structure (so it could continue as a working pier), and to preserve its heritage values.

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