Land of the Black Stump: A History of Australia's Inland Corridor

  • Frost, Lionel (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Fahey, Charles (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Frances, Rae (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Goodall, Heather (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Gregory, Jenny (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Grimshaw, Patricia (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Harrison, Rodney (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hosking, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Mayne, Alan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nile, Richard (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project provides a model for itnegrating the complex history of inland Australia into our National history, and uses this model to explain the problems confronting rural and regional Australia today. The model of the Inland Corridor will be used to trace social and environmental change since the start of large scale European inland settlement. The corridor became the heartland for Australia's pastoral, mining, and agricultrual industries. Visions of it are embedded in Australian culture. These overlay but do not erase the social and cultural landscapes of Aboriginal peoples. This project seeks to help reconcile Aboriginal and European encounters in Australia.
Effective start/end date1/01/0531/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$22,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$18,000.00