Professor Ann McGrath and team have commenced a large ARC Linkage funded project that will investigate the social and environmental links that create historical ‘highways’ of understanding, including song-lines, tracks, exploration, trade, pastoral and tourism routes in selected indigenous sites in New South Wales and the Northern territory.
By researching written texts, art, film and sound evidence, the project will develop innovative models for comprehensive Indigenous and landscape-focused historical interpretation the research team will develop a deeper knowledge of Australian landscapes and their interconnected histories of place to enhance the social well-being of the Indigenous and wider community.
The Exploring Indigenous Landscapes research project partners are the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, the Commonwealth Director of National Parks, the National Film and Sound Archive and Ronin Films who combine to bring together a unique interdisciplinary and industry team of people, publications, pod-streaming and other history delivery strategies to deepen the understandings of internationally significant Australian landscapes.
Her fellow Chief Investigators are Dr Shino Konishi, Professor Peter Read and Dr Luke Taylor of AIATSIS; the Partner Investigator is Dr Denis Byrne.
You can find more information on the Deepening Histories of Place site.