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Four National Parks around Sydney

<p>If you look at a map of South-Eastern NSW, you realise – despite Sydney’s immense sprawl – that we are fortunate to have four large world-renowned national parks ringing the city. In this course we

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If you look at a map of South-Eastern NSW, you realise – despite Sydney’s immense sprawl – that we are fortunate to have four large world-renowned national parks ringing the city. In this course we look at the geography of these four national parks, their First Nations history, the process of declaring them national parks, and their present day uses and challenges.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • An introductory overview of the national parks – their size, creation, flora, and fauna
  • World Heritage status for Blue Mountains/ Wollemi
  • First Nations history, especially for Blue Mountains and Ku-ring-gai parks
  • Lobbying and parliamentary action to make these areas into national parks
  • A profile of each park, including highlights, history, changes over time, walks and boating activities
  • Usage of the four National Parks– visitor numbers, key walks, bushfire management, threats to their environment, what the future may hold.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

**By the end of this course, participants should **
• Expand their knowledge and appreciation of the national parks featured;
• Appreciate the challenges of maintaining and protecting national parks; and
• Have a better appreciation of the natural beauty and highlights of each park.

Hugh Tranter

BA, MA
Hugh Tranter is an author and historian, with interests in creative writing and the research and examination of Australian history.