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Pastoral Australia: Fortunes, Failures and Hard Yakka  - A Historical Overview 1788-1967 (Paperback)
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Pastoral Australia: Fortunes, Failures and Hard Yakka - A Historical Overview 1788-1967 (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 30/06/2010
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Pastoral Australia tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settler society. The rural life that once saw Australia 'ride on the sheep's back' is no longer what defines us, yet it is largely our history as a pastoral nation that has endured in heritage places and which is embedded in our self-image as Australians. The challenges of sustaining a pastoral industry in Australia make a compelling story of their own. Developing livestock breeds able to prosper in the Australian environment was an ongoing challenge, as was getting wool and meat to market. Many stock routes, wool stores, abattoirs, wharf facilities, railways, roads, and river and ocean transport systems that were developed to link the pastoral interior with the urban and market infrastructure still survive. Windmills, fences, homesteads, shearing sheds, bores, stock yards, travelling stock routes, bush roads and railheads all changed the look of the country. These features of our landscape form an important part of our heritage. They are symbols of a pastoral Australia, and of the foundations of our national identity, which will endure long into the future.

Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
ISBN: 9780643096998
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 245 x 170 x 15 mm

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