Cultural Landscapes Training Guide
‘Cultural landscapes training manual: a guide for historical societies’ was developed for the FAHS by Robyn Ballinger in 2012. Heritage studies have
tended to assess elements of the cultural landscape as isolated elements: for example, a dam, a garden, a residence, a fence, or items of machinery. Through exploring the cultural landscape as an integration of both natural and cultural heritage, this training manual takes a different approach. It has been prepared to assist members of historical societies across Australia to identify, assess, manage and interpret landscapes that are mainly significant for their cultural heritage values.
This publication offers guidance and instruction on collaborating with other groups to promote heritage of the locality and to encourage heritage tourism through events. Historical societies were consulted to provide advice about devising heritage walks, promotional materials, and heritage signs.