- Within the factual
limits of your current knowledge, use some or all of the following components
to describe your item/topic. If providing additional material on an
existing Database entry, provide only your suggested additions or changes
to its existing description.
Components of a full description of an item/topic comprise:
A brief overview including purpose, defining features, and appropriate
physical measures of ‘as built’ and/or subsequent modifications
- The state of preservation
and heritage value of any surviving physical remains and the prospects
for its future preservation/restoration, or exposure to loss, etc.
- A brief outline
history including key dates, people, events, ideas, societal context
and consequences, etc.
- The unique, rare,
or special significance of its ‘fabric’ (i.e. its materials
and state of completeness, etc.) compared with other surviving examples.
- Its historical
significance (e.g. its place in shaping or defining history in NZ, and
possibly elsewhere if relevant).
- Its significance
to the community (i.e. the extent of current community knowledge and
recognition of the item/topic).
- Identify the source/s
for your information such as personal/family knowledge or specific document/s.
For the latter please describe and provide title, author, date and publisher
(and current location if potentially unique).