Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students learn about the indigenous and European culture origins and characteristics of land tenure and management of both public and private lands in Australia. They are introduced to the history of our current land management system. Students engage with ideas related to the cultural construction of nature and the way in which current beliefs and practices about land use are embedded in cultural accident and history. In exploring the current institutional and legal structures involved in land use, students are able to understand why differing expectations, regulations and practices apply to a range of land designations.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDecolonizing Nature: Strategies For Conservation In A Postcolonial EraRecommendedAdams, William M. & Mulligan, M. (Eds)STERLING, VA: EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS. 2003
ReadingsEcology and Empire: Environmental History of Settler Societies.RecommendedGriffiths, T & Robin, L. (Eds)CARLTON:UNIVERSITY PRESS. 1997
ReadingsProtected Area Management: Principles And Practice.RecommendedWorboys, G. Lockwood, M. & De Lacy, T.MELBOURNE: OXFORD: OUP 2001

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlistair Stewart

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 days field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,000-word assignment30
one 1,500 word assignment30
one 1,500-word assignment40
practical workHurdle: satisfactory participation and performance in practical work0