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By Allan Dale

Increasingly, Australia’s agriculturalists want to the nation’s north to flee the decline in southern Australia’s water and soil assets. Booming mineral and gasoline improvement is usually aiding to force the nation’s monetary good fortune. whilst, the south’s conservation quarter want to see a lot of the north preserved as iconic desolate tract. either conservation and source improvement pursuits alike are frequently at odds with the pursuits of the north’s conventional proprietors, lots of whom stay trapped in welfare dependency and poverty. certainly, to the ire of north Australians, the previous 5 many years of north Australian historical past have certainly been characterised via those national-scale conflicts being performed out in nearby and native communities.

This e-book explores those conflicts in addition to the numerous rising possibilities dealing with the improvement of the north, suggesting powerful cultural divide among northern and southern Australia exists; person who has to be reconciled if the kingdom as an entire is to learn from northern improvement. the writer first explores the place those historic conflicts may well take us and not using a transparent ahead time table. A story-based own narrative from his lengthy and various event within the north supplies existence to those subject matters. eventually, the ebook then attracts on those tales to aid form a cohesive schedule for the north’s future.

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As mentioned in Chap. 2, I spent a block of research time on regional development issues in the central Queensland coalfields from around 1996 to 2000. Over that time, with coal prices taking a dive, the financial pressures on local shire councils trying to maintain the old mining boom infrastructure really started to show. Additionally, bitter conflicts were starting to emerge between mining companies and their agricultural neighbours as paddocks started falling into the voids left far below by underground mining of the coal seams.

These three cultural drivers from the south have underpinned the clashes between northern and southern Australia in recent history. As a consequence the north-south cultural divide has led to many social, economic and environmental casualties since the 1970s. My father was a southerner who fell in love with the north’s culture and landscape before these culture wars began. Since the 1970s, 7 Northern Development Taskforce committee announced. htm. Accessed 22/11/2013. 4 History’s Slant on the North–South Culture Wars 25 however, his five sons, myself included, have all been deployed in various aspects of the north’s greatest cultural battles.

1 The Emergence of Sustainable Forest Management in the Wet Tropics Significant pockets of north-east Australia’s Wet Tropical forests are among the oldest continuously surviving forests in Australia, with the iconic Daintree forest one of the oldest in the world (Stork et al. 2008). Other rainforest areas are extremely young, with the forest rapidly encroaching into Eucalyptus forests with the extensive decline of Indigenous burning across the region from the late 1800s. Early forest harvesting up to World War II focused almost exclusively on selective felling of Cedar and Black Walnut.

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