NSW – Kosciuszko National Park – Cultural Heritage Values of wild horses

National Cultural Heritage Values Assessment & Conflicting Values Report

The wild horse population Kosciuszko National Park

This desktop study was commissioned by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) to better understand the cultural heritage values associated with the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) wild horse population.

Cultural heritage legislation in Australia, and particularly at the national level focuses on places – sites, buildings, landscapes – using specific criteria to consider the nature and degree of cultural significance inherent in that place, and defining the attributes that are considered to be essential to the retention of the identified heritage values. In this study, the wild horse population is considered as an attribute of the place – Kosciuszko National Park – or parts of that place. The National Heritage List criteria and assessment guidelines were used to frame the assessment of cultural heritage significance.

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.”

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 wither
For 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.

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