The concept of heritage listing a building or a mountain is a well defined and familiar one, but preserving and maintaining a link with the past and building a narrative as a culture, involves far more tenuous elements.
Who protects our stories, our histories, our memories? In partnership with the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World program, we reflect on the importance and impermanence of memory. Chaired by Michael Cathcart.
Sue Pascoe was a commissioner on the recent Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission.
Nam Le is a multi-award winning author for his first book, The Boat.
Mary Delahunty is a Gold Walkley Award winning journalist and presenter with ABC TV and commercial networks. She served for 7 years as a Victorian state government minister in senior portfolios and has seen the tensions from both sides. She is currently working as a consultant in government, media and the non-for profit sector where she heads numerous boards.
Joy Damousi is a Professor of History at University of Melbourne.