Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance
This Linkage project, funded by the Australian Research Council, and backed by a consortium of Industry partners, aims to render some of the deeper layers of Australia’s history more accessible to the public.
Deepening Histories of Place investigates the social and environmental links that create historical ‘highways’ of understanding, including song-lines, tracks, exploration, trade, pastoral and tourism routes.
Our pilot studies are in Sydney-Blue Mountains, Central Australia and the Top End of the Northern Territory.
A digital history project, we will develop innovative models for multi-vocal Indigenous and landscape-focused histories.
Adopting a collaborative approach, we are researching histories of people and land with Indigenous custodians and community members, in strong partnership with parks, cultural and collections institutions.
Our publications, audio-visual streaming and other history delivery strategies aim to enrich visitor understandings of internationally significant Australian landscapes.