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Database narratives: Conceptualising digital heritage databases in remote Aboriginal communities

  • Authors: H. Cohen, R. Morley, P. Dallow, L. Kaufmann
  • Published: 2010

Database narratives: Conceptualising digital heritage databases in remote Aboriginal communities

Case Study: Conservative stocking on the Fitzroy River floodplain; Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs, central Kimberley Western Australia

  • Authors: Ryan, K, Huey, AM, Novelly, P, Anderson, K.
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Keith and Karen Anderson and family run a breeder operation on Jubilee Downs and Quanbun Downs in the Fitzroy Valley of Western Australia (18°21' S, 125°18'E) . These adjacent pastoral…

Impacts of projected climate change on pasture growth and safe carrying capacities for three extensive grazing land regions in northern Australia

  • Authors: Whish, GL, Cowley, RA, Pahl, LI, Scanlan, JC, MacLeod, ND
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

The northern beef industry is a major component of the regional economies of Queensland, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia, and has contributed an estimated $5 billion to Australia’s economy…

Sustainable grazing management for temporal and spatial variability in north Australian rangelands – a synthesis of the latest evidence and recommendations

  • Authors: O’Reagain, P, Scanlan, J, Hunt, L, Cowley, R, Walsh, D
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Rainfall variability is a major challenge to sustainable grazing management in northern Australia, with management often complicated further by large, spatially heterogeneous paddocks. This paper presents the latest grazing research…

Systematic management of stocking rates improves performance of northern Australian cattle properties in a variable climate

  • Authors: Pahl, LI, Scanlan, JC, Whish, GL, Cowley, RA, MacLeod, ND
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

The risks for extensive cattle properties in the rangelands of northern Australia arising from high inter-annual rainfall variability are predominantly managed through adjustments in stocking rates (SR). This modelling study…

Identifying and addressing sustainable pasture and grazing management options for a major economic sector – the north Australian beef industry

  • Authors: MacLeod, ND, Scanlan, JC, Pahl, LI, Whish, GL, Crowley, RA
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Sustainable use of the northern grazing lands is a long-standing issue for management and policy, heightened by projections of increased climatic variability, uncertainty on forage supplies, vegetation complexes, and weeds…

Rehabilitating degraded frontage soils in tropical north Queensland

  • Author: Hall, TJ
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

The extensive tropical grasslands of north Queensland are grazed by beef cattle and provide a significant proportion of the water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon. Soil sediments…

PROGARDESTM: a legume for tropical/subtropical semi-arid clay soils

  • Authors: Gardiner, C, Kempe, N, Hannah, I, McDonald, J
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

The range of available sown pasture legumes for the vast heavy clay soil regions of northern Australia has long been regarded as being deficient (Burt 1993; Jones and Clem 1997;…

Do multi-paddock systems increase evenness of grazing at the paddock scale?

  • Authors: Cowley, RA, White, IA, Hearnden, MH, Hunt, LP, Petty, SP, Symes, L
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

There is ongoing debate about the benefits of multi-paddock rotationally grazed systems compared to continuous grazing (Briske et al. 2008). One of the purported benefits of high density short duration…

Infrastructure to improve beef business outcomes in the Queensland Gulf

  • Authors: Broad, KC, English, BH, Gunther, RA, Hegarty, ES, Rolfe, JW, Bray, SG
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

There are significant economic and environmental issues impacting on the short and long term viability of family-run breeding enterprises in the Queensland Gulf. Falling cattle prices and increased business costs…

Grazing behaviour of Dorper sheep and farmed goats and their implications for natural resource management in western NSW

  • Authors: Alemseged, Y, Hacker, RB, Toole, ID, Smith, WJ, Waters, CM, Melville, GJ
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

The introduction of exotic herbivores into the semi-arid and arid zones of Australia resulted in dramatic change in the native vegetation (e.g. Noble and Tongway 1986; Friedel et al. 1990).…

Diversity, trends, opportunities and challenges in Australian grasslands – meeting the sustainability and productivity imperatives of the future?

  • Authors: Bell, LW, Hayes, RC, Pembleton, KG, Waters, CM
  • Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry
  • Published: 2013

Grassland production systems contribute 40% to Australia’s gross agricultural production value and utilise over 50% of its land area. Across this area a broad diversity of systems exist, but these…

Ground cover monitoring for Australia - establishing a nationally coordinated approach to ground cover mapping

  • Authors: Stewart, JB., Rickards, JE., Bordas, VM., Randall, LA., Thackway, RM.
  • Published: 2011

Ground cover is the vegetation, biological crusts and stones in contact with the soil surface. It has a significant impact on the amount of soil redistributed or lost through wind…

Using three dimensional technologies to make high quality assistive products and services available to people who live in remote and regional locations in Australia

  • Authors: Goodchild, Chrisna, Frain, Samantha, Chhun, Vandeth, Fuller, Melissa
  • Publisher: World Health Organization
  • Published: 2019

A team from three Australian organisations, Northcott Innovation, Northcott and AbilityMade, are currently developing a service model for delivering orthotic services to children who live in remote areas of New…

The future of remote Indigenous outstations: Options for living well on country after the bulldozers come

  • Author: Parnell, M
  • Publisher: Architecture_Media_Politics_Society
  • Published: 2016

Indigenous community governance in Australia is currently undergoing a change through an emerging economically rationalist approach, as promoted by Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments. This approach characterises outstation life…

Rabies spread modelling within wild dog populations in northern Australia

  • Authors: Gabriele-Rivet,Vanessa, Brookes,Victoria J, Arsenault,Julie, Ward,Michael P
  • Published: 2019

Introduction: Australia, a canine rabies free country, is threatened by the current spread of the disease across the Indonesian Archipelago. This spread has brought rabies to only 300 km from…

Indigenising tourism: A story of an Aboriginal-led project in the Northern Territory, Australia

  • Authors: Young, Tamara, McGinnis, Gabrielle, Harvey, Mark
  • Published: 2019

Storytelling is central to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. Aboriginal stories are communicated through various mediums; they are spoken in language, performed in dance and music, and…

Regional planning and resilient futures: Destination modelling and tourism development - 'The case of the Ningaloo Coastal region in Western Australia'

  • Authors: Jones, Tod, Glasson, John, Wood, David
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2010

The regional scale of planning is increasingly being seen as an appropriate scale for the planning and management of more sustainable development, including tourism planning often through the concept of…

Using complex adaptive systems to investigate Aboriginal-tourism relationships in Purnululu National Park: Exploring the role of capital

  • Authors: Strickland-Munro, Jennifer, Moore, Susan A, Allison, Helen
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2010

Resource management systems such as national parks are complex and dynamic with strong interdependencies between their human and ecological components. Their management has become more difficult as scale, impacts and…

Assessing the preferences of campers along the Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia

  • Authors: Hughes, Michael, Lewis, Anna
  • Publisher: Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Education
  • Published: 2011

This study compares remote campers' preferences for campsite attributes along the Ningaloo Reef coast, Western Australia. The foundation of this study is drawn from Schafer's (1969) study which argues that…

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