Formal assessment of Tiagarra’s collections


Formal assessment of Tiagarra’s collections of extensive Aboriginal stone tool and other cultural objects was sought by the local Aboriginal community.
“TASMANIA¬†– Mersey Leven Aboriginal Corporation¬†received $4,000 for a Significance Assessment of the collection. Sharon Dennis attended the workshops on behalf of the organisation. Consultant Veronica Macno undertook the assessment of the Tiagarra Keeping Place Interpretation, Education and Cultural Centre collection, with research assistance by Peter Sims. She compiled a comprehensive report which will assist the Corporation in understanding the significance of the artefacts, and their proper storage and display. Other results include the possibility of lobbying for further support and funding for the Centre in the future, and future research and educational activities leading to a broader sharing of the knowledge documented. The project has been completed and acquitted.”