Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area Advisory Committee

The Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) Advisory Committee provides expert and community input to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts to guide management of KAVHA including advice on:

  • best practice techniques to conserve the existing fabric and heritage objects present on the site
  • actions that will protect and present, with authenticity, the rich and interwoven natural and cultural landscape of KAVHA
  • strategies to achieve effective governance and good management
  • opportunities to improve tourism use and the financial sustainability of the site
  • approaches for facilitating enduring community partnerships.

The KAVHA Advisory Committee is chaired by the Administrator of Norfolk Island, Mr George Plant, with the following members:

  • Dr Jane Harrington has more than 25 years' experience in cultural heritage management and is currently the Director of Conservation and Infrastructure at the Port Arthur Historic Site. Jane's academic and professional background encompasses anthropology and archaeology, including doctoral research undertaken in management issues and communities at World Heritage sites. Jane is a member of the Australian Heritage Council and a past president of Australia ICOMOS.
  • Ms Susan Prior is a professional freelance writer and editor, former employee of Norfolk Island Regional Council, and initiator of the informal Norfolk Island Digital Commuters group. Susan has a passion for our natural world and history, and a desire to improve visitor experiences and the way information about KAVHA is communicated.
  • Mr Duncan Edward is a Norfolk Islander of Pitcairn descent. Duncan is a local carpenter with extensive experience working across the island particularly in the KAVHA works crew for 24 years. During that time he was the foreman of the total renovation of No. 9 Quality Row. Duncan served 44 years as a Stevedore and was President of the Waterside Workers Association for 5 years and is a member of the Council of Elders. Duncan brings a wealth of knowledge on Island's Cultural Heritage and the sites historic construction practices.
  • Ms Janet Carding is the Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and has a distinguished global career in the galleries and museums sector. Janet has extensive experience in museum practices, strategic planning, museum curation, exhibitions and public programs.