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What is heritage?
Rob Ainsworth   28 March 2007

Heritage is what we receive from the past. It shapes our present identity and provides insight for our future. It includes a range of activities such as stewardship, preservation, research, education and engagement.  It
encourages sensitivity to the indigenous natural and built environment, to the impact of human activity on the natural environment, as well as to differing perspectives regarding objectives, ideas, places and traditions.