Watering the garden state: water, land and community in Victoria, 1834-1988

J. M. Powell

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The supreme importance of water resources to Australian society is traced, with specific reference to the most densely populated state, Victoria. The individual chapters relate the history from 1834 discussing: community adaptation to settlement planning for squatters, miners, immigrants and colonials; conservation and water management; expansion and consolidation of statutory bodies following the creation of the Department of Water Resources in 1984; and finally the effects of regionalism, environmentalism, urban conflict and institutional reform. Concludes with an appendix containing a brief chronology of significant events regarding water from 1853 to 1987. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWatering the garden state
Subtitle of host publicationwater, land and community in Victoria, 1834-1988
PublisherAllen & Unwin
ISBN (Print)0043600743, 0043640249, 9780043600740, 9780043640241
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

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