Our cities owe much of their surviving heritage to Jack Mundey

This article was originally published in The Conversation on 11 May 2020. Read the original article. Republished in Foreground, 12 May 2020. Our cities owe much of their surviving heritage to Jack Mundey James Lesh, University of Melbourne Jack Mundey, who has died at the age of 90, was a pioneer of the Australian heritage movement. As well as contributing to labor and environmental politics, Mundey reconceived of the ways that Australians related to their cities and heritage places. As the NSW Builders’ Labourers Federation (BLF) secretary, Mundey created the “green ban” (a term first used in 1973). No union member would work

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Teaching Summary: Principles of Heritage and Conservation Intensive wraps for 2020

This post originally appeared on the University of Melbourne’s Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) blog. Following the transition of the University’s teaching and learning to online platforms in light of COVID-19, our newest member Dr James Lesh, under the auspices of ACAHUCH, has recently wrapped up an intensive subject in the Masters of Urban and Cultural Heritage (M-UCH) program. Over the last fortnight, teaching has been in full swing within ACAHUCH. Principles of Heritage and Conservation, a core subject within the M-UCH program, has been delivered to a passionate cohort of students. Every day for

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