ARC3MAN Essay: The Significance of Rippon Lea and its Impact on Heritage Valuesby Caroline Seawright
Year 3 Essay for Managing Archaeology at LaTrobe University, May 2013.
Rippon Lea Estate comprises a late 19th Century mansion and surrounding gardens in Elsternwick, Victoria. According to the Rippon Lea Estate Business Plan 2001-2002 (National Trust of Australia (Victoria) 2010, p. 10), the National Trust, the current custodians of Rippon Lea, aim to "continue the conservation and interpretation of Rippon Lea Estate in keeping with ICOMOS standards and in accordance with the Burra Charter". As such, the Estate undergoes conservation as required; currently the mansion's roof is being restored (Lovell Chen 2013; Figure 1). Other challenges include maintenance of the 19th Century carriageway, minimising potential damage from visitors, and raising funds for the preservation of the site. This reuse has positively impacted the heritage values of this historic site.
Seawright, C 2013, The Significance of Rippon Lea and its Impact on Heritage Values, Articles by Caroline Seawright, <http://www.thekeep.org/~kunoichi/ kunoichi/themestream/ ARC3MAN.html>.
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