Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1549
Title: Preface
Contributor(s): Ryan, John Sprott (author)
Publication Date: 2004
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1549
Abstract: It is both an honour and a challenge to write some reflective introductory thoughts as to the nature and meaning of this long-evolving and regionally-set volume of what might, very loosely, be styled 'local history'. These two responses need some explanation — I trust helpfully, — when an outsider tries to give a personal perspective on a text of considerable bulk and yet with a relatively sharp focus in both time and place, as well as in its subject.After several times closely reading, checking and cross-reading the whole, it seemed to me that the volume, like so many regional histories, might best be defined initially by certain of their classical general parameters:the place, — the close 'north east of Armidale' in northern New SouthWales, and so with distinctive features of landscape, terrain and access;the period surveyed — that of about 150 years to the present — and thereasons for this focus;the people — something of their origins, identity and social organisation;all of this leading to their living and livelihood as earned, depending more and more on the application of scientific knowledge;and so to a deepened consideration of the character of the whole community which has the friendly-sounding acronym, WAWM.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: 'Our Grandchildren Won't Believe It': A Local History of the Wongwibinda, Aberfoyle and Ward's Mistake Areas, p. viii-xii
Publisher: The Historical Group
Place of Publication: Armidale, N.S.W.
ISBN: 0646433105
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an25394226
http://books.google.com/books?id=GoTvPAAACAAJ
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