Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) and links to previous Indigenous pathways

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Abstract

Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) are networks of grazing routes and reserves situated throughout much of southeastern
Australia and thought to have originated from the informal tracks of early European explorers,
pastoralists and settlers. However, the historical development of TSRs has been poorly documented, and mostly confined to the classic pastoral account. An alternative perspective is that many TSRs may have originated from previous Indigenous traditional pathways, which are known to have existed before European settlement. Adoption of Indigenous pathways into the present-day stock route system has most likely occurred by (1) ‘passing on' of knowledge of pathways by Indigenous guides and trackers; (2) observations of physical evidence of pathways by early Europeans and their subsequent adoption; and (3) shared development as a result of Indigenous peoples working in the pastoral industry. These findings highlight the potentially significant cultural heritage values of components of the NSW TSR network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIODIVERSITY DREAMING: Sustaining nature and agriculture after 200 years of European inland settlement in the Central Western Region of NSW
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a conference held in Bathurst, NSW 10–11 November 2015
EditorsCilla Kinross, David Goldney, Anne Kerle, Barbara Mactaggart
Place of PublicationBathurst
Pages37-51
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Spooner, P. (2019). Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) and links to previous Indigenous pathways. In C. Kinross, D. Goldney, A. Kerle, & B. Mactaggart (Eds.), BIODIVERSITY DREAMING: Sustaining nature and agriculture after 200 years of European inland settlement in the Central Western Region of NSW: Proceedings of a conference held in Bathurst, NSW 10–11 November 2015 (pp. 37-51). Bathurst.
Spooner, Peter. / Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) and links to previous Indigenous pathways. BIODIVERSITY DREAMING: Sustaining nature and agriculture after 200 years of European inland settlement in the Central Western Region of NSW: Proceedings of a conference held in Bathurst, NSW 10–11 November 2015. editor / Cilla Kinross ; David Goldney ; Anne Kerle ; Barbara Mactaggart. Bathurst, 2019. pp. 37-51
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Spooner, P 2019, Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) and links to previous Indigenous pathways. in C Kinross, D Goldney, A Kerle & B Mactaggart (eds), BIODIVERSITY DREAMING: Sustaining nature and agriculture after 200 years of European inland settlement in the Central Western Region of NSW: Proceedings of a conference held in Bathurst, NSW 10–11 November 2015. Bathurst, pp. 37-51.

Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves (TSRs) and links to previous Indigenous pathways. / Spooner, Peter.

BIODIVERSITY DREAMING: Sustaining nature and agriculture after 200 years of European inland settlement in the Central Western Region of NSW: Proceedings of a conference held in Bathurst, NSW 10–11 November 2015. ed. / Cilla Kinross; David Goldney; Anne Kerle; Barbara Mactaggart. Bathurst, 2019. p. 37-51.

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