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Culture and Heritage

Growing rice on the Murrumbidgee River: cultures, politics, and practices of food production and water use, 1900 to 2012

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Emily O'Gorman
  • Journal Name: Journal of Australian Studies
  • Journal Number: 37.1
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1444-3058
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Within the context of contemporary concerns about ecological degradation and debates about water use for irrigation, this article examines how and why commercial rice growing began in the Murrumbidgee River region, New South Wales. It focuses on the crop's establishment and rapid expansion from approximately 1900 to 1960 and concentrates on three ....

Heritage and Regional Development: A Process-and-outcomes Typology

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

ANZRSAI's 2006 conference emphasised the important role played by natural, built and cultural heritage in 'driving' regional development. But how can heritage be successfully tapped as a regional development resource, and what kinds of outcomes may result? This paper proposes a typology of approaches, drawing on examples from aroun ....

Identifying and communicating current issues for regional Australia

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Charters, Kate; Vitartas, Peter; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic & Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development of policy affecting regional Australia is dependent on a range of information that is collected at many levels. For regional communities to prosper it is important that issues of importance and relevance to regions be collected and considered in the decision making processes of planners and policy makers. This paper ....

Institutionalizing culture: The role of culture in lessening vulnerability in Vietnam, Brazil and Cameroon

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Mehler, Brian P.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Georgetown University
  • Published Location: United States -- District of Columbia
  • ISBN: 9781124611105
  • Country: Vietnam, Brazil, Cameroon

The theoretical discourse in development studies has struggled with how to integrate cultural practices into development programs in a prominent way. This thesis offers a rearticulation of culture as "cultural institutions" in order to apply conceptual renderings of culture to the more formalized literature concerning institutional deve ....

Interrogating the hybrid economy approach to Indigenous development

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Katherine Curchin
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Social Sciences
  • Journal Number: Vol. 48 No.1
  • Publisher: Australian Social Policy Association
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0157-6321
  • Country: Australia

In the contemporary debate about remote Indigenous economic development, Jon Altman’s hybrid economy approach is the major alternative to the dominant neo‑liberal perspective. Altman’s approach emphasises the continuing customary economic activity of remote‑living Indigenous Australians and their legitimate aspirations to live and work on ....

Is "Culture" Still Relevant to Regional Policy? Conclusions from DIAMONT, a European Union Research Project

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Boesch, Martin
  • Journal Name: Mountain Research and Development
  • Journal Number: Vol.27, No.1
  • Publisher: Centre for Development and Environment Institute of Geography, University of Bern
  • Published Location: Boulder, Switzerland
  • Country: Europe
  • State/Region: Alps

The Alps, in the heart of Europe, are obviously an asset, but they also pose a serious challenge: some Alpine regions lag quite far behind economically, mainly because of the disadvantages of location. At the same time, their fragile ecological and cultural systems suffer from the unbalanced economic exploitation inherent in the "open access" pol ....

Locating the canon in Tamworth: historical narratives, cultural memory and Australia's 'Country Music Capital'

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Baker, Sarah; Huber, Alison
  • Journal Name: Popular Music
  • Journal Number: 32.2
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 02611430
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This article concerns the regional city of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, a place that prides itself on its reputation as Australia's home of country music. We consider the ongoing memorialisation of country music in Tamworth, and how the processes associated with the project of articulating country music's past work to create and maintain ....

Managing the NSW Marine Estate: Purpose, Underpinning Principles and Priority Setting

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Marine Estate Management Authority
  • Publisher: New South Wales Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Almost six million people live within 50 kilometres of the NSW coastline. They and the rest of the NSW community plus the millions of domestic and international visitors enjoy the significant natural assets of the Marine Estate and generate billions of dollars each year for NSW and the Australian community. There are many varied commercial, ....

Mid North Coast creative industries Research Project

  • Year: 2009
  • Editors: Peter Higgs
  • Publisher: Evolve Network Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In the Mid North Coast the 2008 Regional Economic Profile recognised cultural and recreational services (of which creative industries are a sub-sector) as one of the top four growth industries within the region. The Mid North Coast Creative Industries Research Project set about developing benchmark data which would assist the futu ....

Music Festivals and Regional Development in Australia

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Gibson, Chris; Connell, John
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780754675266
  • Country: Australia, North America, Europe

Throughout the world, the number of festivals has grown exponentially in the last two decades, as people celebrate local and regional cultures, but perhaps more importantly as local councils and other groups seek to use festivals both to promote tourism and to stimulate rural development. However, most studies of festivals have tended to focus al ....

Ngapartji Ngapartji: the consequences of kindness

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Palmer, David,
  • Publisher: Big hART
  • Published Location: Devonport, Tas
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory, South Australia

Founded in 1992, Big hART is an award winning arts company that uses diverse arts, media, and creative processes to support groups and communities who are struggling with social problems or other challenges. This report evaluates their Ngapartji Ngapartji project, which operated from 2005 to 2010 with Pitjantjatjara people living i ....

Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce: Final Report

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

The Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce has been charged with finding new opportunities for economic development in northern Australia based on water availability and sustainability. It is to report on the potential impact of new development on water balance and quality, the environment, existing water users and the broader community. It ....

On Regional and Cultural Approaches to Australian Indigenous Violence

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Memmott, Paul
  • Journal Name: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 43, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory, Queensland

Based on a national analysis of Indigenous family violence, the 2001 monograph on 'Violence in Indigenous Communities' by the author and his colleagues for the Australian Attorney-General's Department called for government agencies to 'take a regional approach to supporting and co-ordinating local community initiatives' together wi ....


  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hugo, G; Harris, K
  • Publisher: Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

This project was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), and has five main components. An analysis of population movement for Australia, at the statistical division level, detailing intrastate, interstate and net migration against a range of demographic, productive and human capital criteria. An analysis of the m ....

Pre-contact aboriginal, and contemporary fire regimes of the savanna landscapes of northern Australia: Patterns, changes and ecological responses

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Russell-Smith, Jeremy
  • Journal Name: Ngoonjook
  • Journal Number: 20
  • Country: Australia

Fire regimes across the fire-prone savanna landscapes of northern Australia have changed markedly in many regions since the advent of European settlers (primarily pastoralists and miners) over a period spanning, at most, 150 years. These changes have been built on a large and rapidly growing number of descriptive and experimental s ....

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