The paper "Underwater Cultural Heritage and Related Legislations" is a worthy example of an annotated bibliography on archeology. In this resource portfolio, a collection of scholarly journal articles and websites have been put together with the main objective being to reveal more about the Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH). Some of the aspects contained in these resources touch on the interpretation of the public concerning shipwrecks. Besides, comparisons of various legislatures that govern UCH in countries such as Australia and the USA among others have been covered as well. Ultimately, the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH Convention), which governs the UCH is considered as the current convention being adopted by various countries in governance of UCH.
Therefore, this resource dwells much on legislations concerned with UCH all over the world. These scholarly journal articles have been downloaded from Proquest Library and are provided in from of PDFs. Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Inc 2010, ‘ Coastal Connections and the Changing Face of Maritime Archaeology: A Kimberley Perspective’ , Newsletter of the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology (AIMA), vol.
29, no. 1, pp. 1-29. In this newsletter, the changing face of Australian Underwater archeology is taken a closer look by specifically looking at Kimberly in North-West Australia. The article also features Hive, as hip that is believed to have wrecked in 1835 in Australia. In this regard, it has explained various legislatures such as the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 and the Heritage Act of 1977 that have been applied to govern UCH in Australia. Australia Maritime Heritage, ‘ Review of legislation that protects Australia's historic shipwrecks’ , viewed 03 March 2011. In this paper, the histories of various legislations that govern UCH in Australia are covered.
Such include the Historic Shipwreck Act 1976. It is stated clearly that Australia was the first country to enact legislation concerned with Shipwrecks which recognized the material importance of UCH for commercial salvage to the Australian government and its people. What the legislature protects and why as well a how it is applied is covered in comparison with UNESCO’ s 2001 Convention for the protection of UCH. Australian Underwater Cultural Heritage Intergovernmental Agreement 2010, viewed 03 March 2011. This paper covers the Australian UCH intergovernmental agreement.
In this agreement, the roles and responsibilities with respect to identification, protection, management, conservation and interpretation of UCH in Australia are featured. Besides, the recognition and protection of shipwrecks as well as related legislative protection are featured.