Land of the Black Stump: a history of Australia's Inland Corridor, 1815-2005 [ 2005-01-01 - 2011-12-31 ]

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Researchers: A/Prof Alan Mayne (Chief Investigator) ,  A/Prof Raelene Frances (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr C Fahey (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Jenny Gregory (Chief Investigator) ,  Dr Lionel Frost (Chief Investigator)
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Brief description Land of the Black Stump: a history of Australias Inland Corridor, 1815-2005. This project explains the origins of key areas of current interest and concern about rural and regional Australia. It provides historical lessons that address four National Research Priority areas (sustainable water and land management, sustainable communities, technological innovation, Australia in regional and global context). The project highlights the historical importance to Australia of inland regions, industries, and communities which today are undergoing fundamental economic, technological, and social readjustments. The project identifies the relationships that bind urban and rural Australia yet problematise racial reconciliation. It brings together a national network of researchers and provides vocational training for students.

Funding Amount $318,050

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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