Old Land, New Landscapes

Old Land, New Landscapes : A Story of Farmers, Conservation and the Landcare Movement

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Old Land, New Landscapes is the story of a farming community fighting to rehabilitate land degraded by more than a century of farming. Chris Williams tells of the trials and triumphs of the Sutherland family and other volunteers based around Peak Hill in central western New South Wales, as they set out to restore native vegetation and create the Genaren Hill wildlife sanctuary. This authoritative and engaging book is essential reading for farmers and Landcare scheme participants, but will also appeal to those who enjoy reading about the Australian bush and the resourceful characters who live there.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522868525
  • 9780522868524

About Chris Williams

Chris Williams gained his PhD from the University of Melbourne for an investigation of nature conservation practice in rural communities, using ideas and insights from landscape ecology and anthropology. He now works as Conservation Manager for Trust for Nature in Victoria. His interest in land and landscape was sparked by family involvement in farming and conservation. His mother's extended family farmed in South Gippsland and the Mallee, while his father, a university manager, helped set up the Centre for Environmental Studies at the University of Melbourne.show more