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Land of the Black Stump: A History of Australia's Inland Corridor, 1815-2005

Funding: 2005: $12,522
2006: $11,817
2007: $6,000

Project Member(s): Goodall, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2005

Summary: 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.

Keywords: Australian History Indigenous History Country towns Environmental history Rural society Family

FOR Codes: History: Australian, Understanding Australia’s past, Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History), Understanding Australia's Past