Today I feel free and fit.
I had a little adventure, in the form of plotting out a route and then running to the le Tour Eiffel from my sister’s Parisian apartment. With an air temperature below zero, it was invigorating to say the least.
On the way, I happened upon the UNESCO building – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Displayed along the fences marking the perimeter of the institution are images representing the Memory of the World project. As explained by UNESCO,
The Memory of the World Register lists documentary heritage which has been recommended by the International Advisory Committee, and endorsed by the Director-General of UNESCO, as corresponding to the selection criteria regarding world significance and outstanding universal value.
For Australia, the documents include:
- The Manifesto of the Queensland Labour Party to the people of Queensland (dated 9 September 1892);
- The Convict Records of Australia;
- The Endeavour Journal of James Cook (image shown above);
- The Mabo Case Manuscripts; and
- The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906).
See here to find the registered documents for many other regions and countries of the world.