Monday, March 19, 2007

Hmmmmm. . . . Archaeologists have a dig about colonial relics left on shelf
ARCHAEOLOGISTS digging up artefacts in Sydney are being forced to store them in their own homes because there is no central repository for them.

Although the state's Heritage Act provides for the establishment of a repository for relics of colonial times, the Heritage Office is asking land owners to ensure they look after the items themselves.

The lack of space is preventing students, academics and genealogists from finding the material easily.

It looks as if they're referring to the results of excavations required before building -- kind of an unfunded mandate. "Save everything, and someday we'll have somewhere for you to put it, but for now, keep them at your own expense."