Culture and heritage

Heritage of NSW

A multicultural landscape: national parks and the Macedonian experience

Different cultural groups view Australia's natural environment - and its national parks - in very different ways.

As part of an NPWS research program on multiculturalism and conservation reserves, this book focuses on the significance of Royal National Park to Sydney's Macedonian community. Through in-depth interviews and focus group discussions, historian Martin Thomas sheds light on the cultural meaning of national parks and the natural environment generally in Macedonia. He then looks at the surprises encountered by Macedonian migrants in the very different natural environment of NSW.

The book shows how understandings of conservation reserves are shaped by ethnicity. It argues for new approaches to managing national parks and other types of recreational land to reflect culturally diverse uses and meanings.

You can download the book, buy it from the DEC Information Centre, or order online.

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