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The value of oral history in natural resource management : the Balcombe Estuary Reserve, Mount Martha, Victoria
journal contributionposted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by M Semken, Kelly MillerKelly Miller, Kimberley James
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.
JournalAustralasian journal of environmental management
Pagination109 - 122
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd.
LocationOxfordshire, U. K.
Publication classificationC1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice2011, Taylor & Francis
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