Modern changes in pastoral land management, infrastructure and technology, combined with broader land-use changes and increased community interest in the conservation and rehabilitation of former grazing lands, has meant that many former pastoral properties have been abandoned or acquired for other uses. Pastoral heritage stands as an integral symbol of identity for rural communities in New South Wales.
This project aimed to:
- develop an understanding of community perceptions and attachments to pastoral heritage
- identify changes in conservation and management practices that emerged from community understanding
- increase understanding of social interactions between Aboriginal people and settler Australians
- document how pastoral industry reflects a shared, cross-cultural Australian history.