Perspectives on managing grazing country: graziers talk about
successfully managing their country, is a set of four books
produced by the Tropical Savannas CRC describing natural resource
management as currently practiced by some successful graziers and
Each book focuses on a region of northern Australia: the Cape
River Catchment near Charters Towers, Queensland’s northern
Gulf, and the Northern Territory’s Victoria River District
and Sturt Plateau.
While there is much information available from scientists,
agencies and community interest groups, it is harder to access
local knowledge and conventional wisdom held by people who live and
work on the land. These books redress this imbalance by documenting
how graziers manage their natural resources, and recording the
practice and wisdom accumulated by a selection of respected north
The books arose out a project funded by Meat and Livestock
Australia and the TS–CRC and led by Stephen Tapsall. Stephen
collected many hours of interviews from dozens of graziers and
pastoralists and much of the text is in their own words. This local
knowledge is accompanied by summaries of issues faced by land
managers written by Maria Kraatz, a writer and editor and Sally
Sullivan, an experienced NT pastoralist.
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