The value of oral history in natural resource management : the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, Mount Martha, Victoria

Semken, M., Miller, K. K. and James, K. 2011, The value of oral history in natural resource management : the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, Mount Martha, Victoria, Australasian journal of environmental management, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 109-122.

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Title The value of oral history in natural resource management : the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, Mount Martha, Victoria
Author(s) Semken, M.
Miller, K. K.
James, K.
Journal name Australasian journal of environmental management
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 109
End page 122
Total pages 14
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Place of publication Oxfordshire, U. K.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1448-6563
2159-5356
Keyword(s) catchment management
coastal planning
community
environmental history
Summary This study investigates the benefits of using oral history as a tool for the sustainable management of estuaries. Twenty-two semi-structured interviews were conducted to generate oral history records for the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, a small estuary in a periurban zone on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. These interviews establish a more complete picture of changes in land use and ecological change to the estuary since European settlement of the area, and document community values. The interviews were followed with a survey to further explore management issues in the area. Use of oral history was found to be an effective approach to assist holistic estuarine management, especially when complemented by other sources of information.
Language eng
Field of Research 050209 Natural Resource Management
Socio Economic Objective 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30040507

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