The Heritage Council relied on a doctored application from historian Alex Nelson who says the decision not to heritage list Anzac High “certainly means that my nomination, in effect, was not able to be judged properly on its merits”. EXCLUSIVE by ERWIN CHLANDA.
An historic film of a senior traditional custodian on top of Ayers Rock (now renamed Uluru) is presented as an argument for allowing the continued climbing of the monolith. Book author Marc Hendrickx is also applying for additional heritage listing of several features, including the climb, which is due to be closed by the Aboriginal owners in October. The author says the closing may violate the 1987 listing of the park. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Heritage Council can reject a new nomination for heritage listing of a site or object only on the grounds of being vexatious or frivolous, and in this case those grounds cannot apply writes Alex Nelson (pictured).