NSW – Snowy Mountains Brumbies

The Ngarigo, Djiringanj and the Brumby By David Dixon  “The word’s been passed around about the Men from Snowy River Their story wasn’t forgotten and not allowed to witherFor a wise and strong Bugeenj woman who listened to her Elders Nurtured the seed of future story tellers.” – David Dixon This story was posted on the ABC Open Stories Website page. Continue reading

NSW – Kosciuszko – The Kiandra Greys

The Kiandra Greys – Short history of High Plains Wild Horses from Kiandra to Peppercorn “I now describe, for those notprivileged to see KNPwhen leased and grazed by tens of thousands of sheep and cattle for over one 100yrs.It was a very beautiful healthy landscape; the broad-toothed rat, corroboree frog, fish and wild flowers were in abundance. Weeds and feral animals were controlled by the lessees and were practically non-existent.” Continue reading

Australian Alps National Parks

Assessment of the Cultural Heritage Values of the Australian Alps National ParksThe Department of the Environment and Heritage (DEH) has commissioned research and preliminary assessment of the non-Indigenous, or historic, cultural values of the Australian Alps national parks. This will form part of a wider assessment of National Heritage List (NHL) values associated with this suite of protected areas that spans the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria. Continue reading

Victoria – Barmah National Park Timeline & Activities

Barmah State Park (7,900 ha) and Barmah State Forest (21,600 ha) are on the Murray River flood plain between Echuca and Tocumwal, about 225 km north of Melbourne. Together they make up the largest River Red Gum forest in Victoria. Equally, the area could be called a wetland as much of it is frequently flooded. Brumbies have been present in the Barmah Forest since the beginning of the last century. The Barmah Forest for many years was a State Forest and used for logging its spectacular Redgums as well as grazing both cattle and Horses. Many of the original horses… Continue reading

NSW – Guy Fawkes Brumbies – Report of the Heritage Working Party

On 22 March 2001, following the aerial shooting of over 600 horses in the Guy Fawkes River National Park (GFRNP), the Minister for the Environment, Mr Bob Debus, announced that a study would be undertaken into the heritage value of horses in the Park . The study concluded: Having examined and documented claims made in relation to the heritage value of horses in theGFRNP, the Working Party concludes that these horses: are important in the cultural history of the Guy Fawkes area have a special association with a group of persons of importance in the cultural history of theGuy Fawkes… Continue reading