The Nature of attachment: An Australian experience

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Throughout the world, protected area management regimes typically separate cultural and natural heritage in legislation, policy, administrative structures, disciplinary expertise, and on-ground practice. Within settler colonial nations, including Australia, cultural heritage is itself habitually separated into indigenous heritage and 'historic' (or non-indigenous) heritage. A consequence of these multiple binaries and disconnected regimes is that they work across rather than with one another. In this chapter, I use the frame of place-attachment to consider issues arising from the separation of natural and cultural heritage in the management of protected areas. The case examples are homestead gardens within protected areas, and my concern is for the recognition of Anglo-Australian place-attachment to domestic gardens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas
Subtitle of host publicationGovernance, Management and Policy
EditorsBas Verschuuren, Steve Brown
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781351609326
ISBN (Print)9781315108186
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


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