Historical vegetation, waterways in Canberra region c1813

Canberra OdysseyAustralian Wildlife Services partnered with the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG), the ACT Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and ACT Surveyor-Generals Office to produce a series maps depicting how the vegetation and landscape of Canberra might have been like before European settlement based on observations by early explorers and surveyors.

The maps were part of the the 2113: A Canberra Odyssey exhibition open at CMAG between Sat 13 July – Sun 3 November 2013.

Title: “The state of vegetation, waterways and the general landscape in the Canberra region c1813 based on observations by early explorers and surveyors”.

The maps were developed in reference to Bill Gammage’s book “The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia” with his interpretation of the Canberra Landscape under Aboriginal land management at the time of the first explorers as well as detailed surveyor maps produced by Robert Hoddle in 1832.

For more information see: http://www.museumsandgalleries.act.gov.au/

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