ANU Heritage wins National Trust Award

The team from ANU Heritage received the award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Heritage of the ACT from the National Trust of Australia (ACT) for the development of the ANU Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Trail.

The annual awards encourage nominations from all areas of heritage conservation and management including Aboriginal heritage, natural heritage and historic heritage.

The 2017 awards were presented by ACT Member for Brindabella and Minister for the Environment and Heritage Mick Gentleman MLA and were sponsored in 2017 by Capital Holdings Group.

"It was symbolic to have Minister Gentleman present the awards, as the Minister also provided ANU Heritage with the ACT Heritage Grant that made this project possible in 2015," said ANU Heritage Officer Amy Jarvis.

"We are delighted that a project that is so meaningful and was so interesting to put together has been recognised in this way."

The project, launched in July 2017, saw collaboration with four local Representative Aboriginal Organisations, with members from the Ngunnawal, Ngambri, Ngunawal and Ngarigu community sharing their knowledge and stories for the project.