Re-gendering the landscape in NSW
This report is concerned with the many ways landscape and gender are understood and represented. It is both a discussion and a literature review, considering a diverse range of writings drawn from different disciplines. The report was written for the Department of Environment and Conservation by Dr Bronwyn Hanna.
The report includes a case study of landscape art and imagery associated with Hill End Historic Site. Hill End is commonly understood as a historic goldmining landscape, with a heavy emphasis on industry and male labour.
The report carefully considers the particular relationship women have had - and continue to have - with Hill End. The imagery tells a different story of the landscape, one where women created and contributed to the making of place, through:
- establishing gardens - both decorative and utilitarian
- running commercial ventures
- raising and educating children.
The artworks and photographs are a rich visual archive, documenting the continued presence of women at Hill End. They are a significant reminder of women's experience and role in shaping landscapes.
Documents to download
- Re-gendering the landscape in New South Wales (PDF - 1.4MB)
Page last updated: 26 February 2011