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Reconnecting the interrupted landscape : a cultural landscape approach to Australian open-cut coal mining landscapes

Satherley, Shannon D. (2010) Reconnecting the interrupted landscape : a cultural landscape approach to Australian open-cut coal mining landscapes. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken.

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Abstract

In the late 20th century, a value-shift began to influence political thinking, recognising the need for environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable resource development. This shift entailed moves away from thinking of nature and culture as separate entities - The former existing merely to serve the latter. Cultural landscape theory recognises 'nature' as at once both 'natural', and as a 'cultural' construct. As such it may offer a framework through which to progress in the quest for 'sustainable development'. This 2005 Masters thesis makes a contribution to that quest by asking whether contemporary developments in cultural landscape theory can contribute to rehabilitation strategies for Australian open-cut coal mining landscapes, an examplar resource development landscape. A thematic historial overview of landscape values and resource development in Australis post-1788, and a review of cultural landscape theory literature contribute to the formation of the theoretical framework: "reconnecting the interrupted landscape". The author then explores a possible application of this framework within the Australian open-cut coal mining landscape.

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ID Code: 40444
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Cultural Landscape, Open-cut Mining, Sustainability
ISBN: 9783838336527
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2011 07:53
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:31

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