What the heck is “heritage” anyway?

Heritage can be generally defined as anything that is, or will be, inherited. Heritage is anything that has been passed down from previous generations and is considered to be of importance to the history of a particular group of people, a community, state, country or the entire world. This can include buildings, places, natural environments, valued objects, qualities, cultural traditions and/or languages. A place, object or practice can also be recognised to be of heritage significance because it demonstrates or provides evidence of a particular aspect of our history, i.e. they help tell the story of “how things used to be” and why they are how they are now.

Myth Buster: Heritage is not just pretty old buildings!

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