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


University of Melbourne Masters Thesis: GRAZING OF THE HIGH COUNTRY VICTORIA. AN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF HIGH COUNTRY GRAZING IN VICTORIA, 1835 TO 1935. Peter Cabena, 1990. Thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts Department of Geography University of Melbourne, 1980. This thesis considers aspects of the historical and political geography of high country grazing in Victoria, and includes how original settler horse breeding links directly to the Bogong High Plains and Eastern Alps Brumby populations today. Continue reading

Victoria – Mountain Cattlemen Association Victoria (MCAV)

Mountain Cattlemen are angry with the Government’s announcement to exterminate every Brumby from the Bogong High Plains. “The Bogong High Plains are vast and iconic.  The small mob of Brumbies that run on the Plains (estimated less than 100) cause minimal impact to that vast area but are a significant part of the heritage that makes the Plains so special to visitors”, Graeme Stoney, President of the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association of Victoria (MCAV) said today. Continue reading