Buchli and Lucas (2001:79, 81) argue that the destruction of memorials and monuments acts as a form of imposed forgetting or 'anathematisation', with the monuments, objects or sites embodying society's collective memory.
This is the same process of anathematisation described by Buchli and Lucas (2001:82, 83), however in the case of the Sydney tram system the destruction is occurring to a public asset rather than a monument or memorial.
The Destruction (Unconstituted Anathematisation) category refers to those behaviours that ensure the system once removed cannot easily return, such as the covering over of rails, the removal of overhead wiring and the burning of trams.
There are adequate enough arguments in contemporary British law and also in the new European law to which Great Britain is now subject, for striking down those sections of the Act of Settlement of 1701 devoted to the Anathematisation of the Papacy and the Church of Rome; but surely that is better left to British courts if and when the issue of a Roman Catholic succession should arise concretely, in the future?
Because of the instant and long-lasting (until anathematisation by the Second Council of Constantinople, 553) Origenist Controversy, plus his forbidding prolixity, most of this vast output is lost or survives only in not always reliable Latin translations.