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The changing rural environment : a study of rural retreats, new lifestyles and land use in southern Tasmania

Paterson, I, Kirkham, DO and Gilmore, KC 1978 , 'The changing rural environment : a study of rural retreats, new lifestyles and land use in southern Tasmania', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The intention of this study was to provide a detailed analysis, undertaken
at the personal level, of the phenomenon of rural retreating. The
personal approach was adopted as the only way of documenting the lifestyles
and land use of the new settlers.

The Cygnet-Channel area was chosen for study, as it was felt that a
relatively comprehensive survey of the area could be completed within
the time-scope of the course. To have taken a larger area would have
meant a less satisfactory coverage and would have limited the depth of
information collected. As such, the study would have been like many
others, and would not have come to grips with the phenomenon of rural
retreating on the personal level.

A further intention of this report was to devise a workable terminology
and classification. To this end, the reader is provided with a glossary
of terms used in the report, thus avoiding the ambiguity of many of the
popular terms. The typology of landholders is presented as a system
which makes the categorisation measurable and avoids the value judgements
on lifestyles which commonly distort the assessment of effective
differences between landholders.

The identification of areas of concern and potential problems, stemming
from the inward migration of previously urban-based people, was the goal
of this report. The discussion of these issues leads to the question of
what action can be taken and by whom? The strategies presented do not
attempt to resolve these questions; rather the intention is to indicate
a few directions and alternatives for the future.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Paterson, I and Kirkham, DO and Gilmore, KC
Keywords: Land use, Rural
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Thesis (MEnvSt)--University of Tasmania, 1978. Includes bibliographical references

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