Regional Histories of New South Wales

This publication is derived from the draft Historical Guidelines prepared for the New South Wales State Heritage Inventory Project in 1990. The draft Historical Guidelines identified a set of broad themes of the history of New South Wales and seventeen regions of the state based on geography and historical development since 1788.

Date
1 January 1996
Publisher
Heritage Office and Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
Type
Heritage publications, Publication, General
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-73106-2213
  • File PDF 25.2MB
  • Pages 241
  • Name regional-histories-of-new-south-wales.pdf

The past answers only such questions as are posed: it is neither self-explanatory nor an objective truth. Successive generations of historians have asked very different questions about the past and have sought out appropriate evidence from the enormous quantity that haphazardly survives. Despite the evocative work of archaeologists interpreting the past from physical evidence, the use of physical evidence by historians or modern periods is still disturbingly rare. The questions asked by modern historians have therefore been different from those put by historical archaeologists or heritage professionals today.