The cultural heritage significance of roads

The prime purpose of the paper is to outline the physical basis on which a road might be assessed to determine its significance beyond its current role as a transport artery and/or an historic curiosity. It also examines the preservation needs of historic roads, particularly in the context of the Burra Charter, which provides guidance for the conservation and management of places of cultural heritage significance in Australia. Historical and cultural aspects of a roads purposes, location and alignment, method and materials of construction, changes in physical form and roadside development are discussed. Paper adapted from original conference paper entitled 'The reality of historic roads'. (a)

  • Authors:
    • LAY, M
  • Publication Date: 2006-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01045606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2007 11:51AM