Publications

Historical work

 

Journals

'Historic stock routes of the Upper Mersey', in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2014

‘The wild cattle of Pelion Plain’, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 60, No. 2, 2013

‘Basil Steers: the last of the high country snarers’, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2013

‘Dick Reed; Pastoralist bushman’, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 59, No. 1, 2012

Paddy Hartnett: Tasmanian frontiersman, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2010 (with Nic Haygarth)

‘Bert Nichols- hunter, guide and pioneer ranger’, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 56, No. 1, 2009
 
‘Mid-nineteenth century alpine grazing structures on the Central Plateau: documenting a national heritage’, in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 55, No. 2, 2008 (with Kathryn Allen, David Parham and Ken Felton)
 
‘Tournaments of Value: Horses, Wilderness, and the Tasmanian Central Plateau’, Environmental History, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2001
 
‘Fires in the Wire Paddock’, Australian Forestry, Vol. 61, No. 3, 1998
 
‘The Walls of Jerusalem: A Grazing History and an Alpine Heritage’, Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Volume 54, No. 4, 1998
 
‘Buildings of the Fur Trade: An Introduction to Tasmanian Skin Sheds and Snaring Huts’, Historic Environment, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1998, Pp 10-18

‘Empowering the Dispossessed’, Historic Environment, Vol 12, No. 13, 1997, Pp133-136

'’Burning Back with the Snow': Traditional Approaches to Grassland Management in Tasmania’, Australian Geographical Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1996

‘The Ironstone Hut at Lake Nameless' in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Vol. 43, No. 3, 1996

‘'Who Goes There! – Traditional Recreation and the World Heritage Area', in The Tasmanian Naturalist, October, 1992

‘Restoring the Trappers Hut’, Heritage Australia, Winter 1990

'Old Pelion Hut', Heritage Australia, Autumn, 1988

'Squatters and Opportunists: Occupation of Land to the Westward to 1830', in Papers and Proceedings, Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Volume 34, No.1, 1987

 

Books

Mountain Stories; Echoes from the Tasmanian high country, Forty South Publishing, 2016

Mountain Men: Stories from the Tasmanian High Country, Forty South Publishing, 2015 (with Nic Haygarth)

Historic Tasmanian Mountain Huts, Forty South Publishing, 2014 (with Nic Haygarth)

Tasmanian High Country Huts: From the Central Plateau to Cradle Mountain, Forty South Publishing, 2013 (with Des Murray)

The Rise and Fall of Wilderness: Conserving Cultural Values in Australian National Parks, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2013 (publication of PhD thesis)

Seeing is believing: Regenerating Tasmanian Forests, Richard Bennett Photography, 2006 (with Ken Felton).

Recollections from the Forest: 75 years of forest service in Tasmania, Forestry Tasmania, 1996

Our Disappearing Heritage: The Cultural Landscape of the Central Plateau, Regal Press, Launceston, 1993 (with Des Murray)

A High Country Heritage, Regal Press, 1988 (with Des Murray)

Snarers and Cattlemen of the Mersey High Country, Regal Press, 1987

 

Other projects

A Peopled Frontier: The European Heritage of the Tarkine Area, Circular Head Council, Smithton, 2008 (with Nic Haygarth)

Assessing Cultural Values in Natural Areas: The Upper Mersey Valley, Vol. 3, Part II,: Historic Values Assessment – Thematic Analysis and Site Reports, Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (NEGP Project No. 9613), 2000

Assessing Cultural Values in Natural Areas: The Upper Mersey Valley, Vol. 3, Part I: Historic Values Assessment – Contextual History and Significant Places, a Report to the Australian Heritage Commission, Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (NEGP Project No. 9613), 1999

Assessing Cultural Values in Natural Areas: The Upper Mersey Valley, Vol. 2: Database of Culturally Significant Places, A Report to the Australian Heritage Commission, Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (NEGP Project No. 9613), 1999 (with Dr Jim Russell and Chris Johnston)

Assessing Cultural Values in Natural Areas: The Upper Mersey Valley, Vol. I: Main Report on Methods and Findings, A Report to the Australian Heritage Commission, Occasional Paper No. 26, Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart (NEGP Project No. 9613), 1998 (with Dr Jim Russell, Chris Johnston and John Hepper).

Recollections from the Forests, ABC Radio, 2002 (audio tape)

High Country Lives: Simon Cubit talks with Chris Wisbey, ABC Radio, 1998 (audio tape)

Characters of the Central Highlands of Tasmania: Simon Cubit talks with Chris Wisbey, ABC Radio, 1997 (audio tape)

"This is God's Valley And We Are Its Keepers", Imagine Nature: A collection of essays to accompany an exhibition of artwork at the Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art at Hobart, P. Hay (Ed.), 1996

‘What the land for?’: People’s experiences of Tasmania’s Central Plateau Region, the Central Plateau Oral History Project, 1991

 

PhD Thesis

Conserving Cultural Values in Australian National Parks and Reserves with particular reference to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, University of Tasmania, 2003