USC symposium puts focus on World Heritage icon; My Sunshine Coast

Australia – Fraser Island

As K’gari Fraser Island marks 25 years of UNESCO World Heritage status, a symposium will be held to share knowledge and enhance understanding of its unique universal values.

Presented by USC at its Fraser Coast campus on 7-8 June, the K’gari-Fraser Island Symposium will bring together researchers, traditional owners, UNESCO committee representatives and other organisations connected with the Island.

Symposium coordinator Dr Kim Walker said anyone with an interest in the Island was invited to attend to add their voice to the conversation.

“Researchers will share collective insights from decades of research, historical documents, reports, letters and photographs gathered in USC’s K’gari-Fraser Island Research Archive,” Dr Walker said.

“Delegates will discuss what these findings mean for the Island now and in the future, helping to generate further opportunities and collaborations.”

Keynote speakers include Chairs of the UNESCO Fraser Island World Heritage Committee Sue Sargent and Professor James Shulmeister, who currently leads an Australian Research Council discovery project on the history of the Island’s dune fields.

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