Shared Landscapes: Archaeologies of attachment and the pastoral industry in New South Wales

This publication documents the results of a research project on the history of the pastoral industry in New South Wales. The aim of the project was to develop an better understanding of pastoral heritage, and identify changes in conservation and management practices that emerged from this.

Date
1 January 2004
Publisher
Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW)
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-86840-5590
  • ID NPWS20050000
  • File PDF 12.3MB
  • Pages 130
  • Name shared-landscapes-archaeologies-of-attachment-pastoral-industry-050000.pdf

 

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.