Guide to the Papers of Roland Breckwoldt

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MS 9383

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Collection Summary

Creator
Roland Breckwoldt
Title
Papers of Roland Breckwoldt
Date Range
1974-1992
Collection Number
MS 9383
Extent
1.82 metres (13 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

The papers comprise correspondence, reviews, drafts, notes and research material including articles, theses, reports and other papers relating to Breckwoldt's publications Wildlife in the home paddock (1983) and A very elegant animal: the dingo (1988) and the report he edited for the National Trust of Australia, 'A heritage study of Hartley, Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys'.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn232937).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Roland Breckwoldt, National Library of Australia, MS 9383, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

The Breckwoldt Papers were donated to the Library by Roland Breckwoldt in 1992.

Arrangement

The arrangement of the papers has been imposed by Library staff.

Bibliography

The Wolgan valley : a study of land-use and conflicts with proposals for future management (National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.), 1977) Scenic landscapes : guidelines for their protection (National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.), 1978) Wildlife in the home paddock: nature conservation for Australian farmers (Angus & Robertson, 1983) On the land: a different way of life (Angus & Robertson, 1985) The last stand: managing Australia's remnant vegetation (AGPS, 1986) A very elegant animal: the dingo (Angus & Robertson, 1988) The dirt doctors: a jubilee history of the Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales (Soil Conservation Service of New South Wales, 1988) Land degradation and animal welfare during drought (Bureau of Rural Resources, 1989) Living corridors: conservation and management of roadside vegetation (Greening Australia, 1990) Wetland management for farmers and other landholders (Total Environment Centre, 1990) South Coast landscape classification study (National Trust of Australia (NSW), 1990) Discovering New South Wales wetlands (Total Environment Centre, 1992) Contract Employment Program for Aboriginals in Natural and Cultural Resource Management CEPANCRM : Evaluation biodiversity group -Environment Australia by Roland Breckwoldt, Robert Boden and Rod Williams (Environment Australia, 1997) Does the answer lie in the soil? : a national review of soil health issues. Prepared for Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation by George Reeves, Roland Breckwoldt and Colin Chartres.(Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation, 1998) Roland Breckwoldt has also published numerous reports, conference papers and journal articles, as well as prepared and broadcast a series entitled 'Food for thought' on ABC radio

Biographical Note

DateEvent
1960-61Stockman, Augustus Downs Station, near Cloncurry, Qld
1962Stockman, Camboon Station, Camboon, Qld
1963-65Student, Hawkesbury Agricultural College
1966-68Livestock Officer, Beef Cattle and Horses, Department of Agriculture, NSW
1969-73Education Officer, National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales
1973-74Member of the Nature Conservation Committee, National Trust of Australia (NSW)
1973-74Member of the Executive Committee, Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust
1974-76Senior Environmental Officer, Department of Environment and Conservation, Canberra.
1976Resigned to take up management of his beef cattle property while writing and working as a consultant on conservation and land use planning
1979Senior Tutor in Human Ecology, Human Sciences Program, Australian National University
1980-82Visiting Fellowship, Australian National University
1980-82Director, Eden Pastures Protection Board
1985-88Member, Catchment Areas Protection Board

Roland Breckwoldt was born on 8 February 1944 at Tatura, Victoria. He was educated at Macquarie Boys High School (Rydalmere, NSW), Hawkesbury Agricultural College (where he graduated with a Diploma of Agriculture in 1965 and a Diploma of Rural Extension in 1970) and the University of New England, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1977.

DateEvent
1960-61Stockman, Augustus Downs Station, near Cloncurry, Qld
1962Stockman, Camboon Station, Camboon, Qld
1963-65Student, Hawkesbury Agricultural College
1966-68Livestock Officer, Beef Cattle and Horses, Department of Agriculture, NSW
1969-73Education Officer, National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales
1973-74Member of the Nature Conservation Committee, National Trust of Australia (NSW)
1973-74Member of the Executive Committee, Beecroft-Cheltenham Civic Trust
1974-76Senior Environmental Officer, Department of Environment and Conservation, Canberra.
1976Resigned to take up management of his beef cattle property while writing and working as a consultant on conservation and land use planning
1979Senior Tutor in Human Ecology, Human Sciences Program, Australian National University
1980-82Visiting Fellowship, Australian National University
1980-82Director, Eden Pastures Protection Board
1985-88Member, Catchment Areas Protection Board

Breckwoldt has also served as a member of the Advisory Panel to Landscape and Conservation Committee of the National Trust of Australia (NSW); member of the Marsupials Working Group, Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation and Natural Resources (IUCN); member of the advisory committee, Aboriginal Employment Development Policy - Feral Animals, Noxious Plants and Game Meat Industry Program of the Department of Primary Industries and Energy; President, Tantawangalo Catchment Protection Association; President, South Coast Conservation Working Group and was a Council member of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Item Descriptions

Series 1. Wildlife in the home paddock, 1978-83

Correspondence, reviews, and other papers relating to Breckwoldt's monograph Wildlife in the home paddock: nature conservation for Australian farmers, published by Angus & Robertson in 1983. Breckwoldt was awarded a grant by the World Wildlife Fund to write the book. In 1983 it was shortlisted in the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards and won Best Book on Animal Conservation in the 1983 Whitely Medal awards given by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.

Many of the files are annotated 'WWF' by Breckwoldt and folders 8-22 have been roughly arranged in the order of the chapters in the book. The files contain correspondence, manuscript and typewritten drafts, notes, articles, publications and lectures by others, and other research materials.

World Wildlife Fund correspondence, 1978-83.Includes copies of the project submission (File 1) - Box 1

Correspondence, 1979-82. Includes copies of letters by Breckwoldt, correspondence with the World Wildlife Fund and comments on chapters by specialists in the field (File 2) - Box 1

Correspondence and reviews, 1983 (File 3-4) - Box 1

Drafts and subject files (File 3-4) - Box 1

Typescript of Wildlife in the home paddock marked up for type-setting (File 5-7) - Box 1, 2

Original drafts (includes draft acknowledgements) (File 8) - Box 2

Introductory chapter (File 9) - Box 2

'Tree decline' (chapter 4) (File 10) - Box 3

Trees (chapter 5: 'Tree regeneration') (File 11) - Box 3

Regeneration (chapter 5) (File 12) - Box 4

Fire (chapter 7: 'Management if wildlife habitat: fire and grazing') (File 13) - Box 4

Farm dams (chapter 8: 'Farm dams, creeks and rivers for wildlife') (File 14) - Box 4

'Fish in farm dams' (chapter 9) (File 15) - Box 4

Pesticide and chemicals (chapter 10: 'Wildlife pest control') (File 16) - Box 4

Management of problem species (chapters10-11) (File 17) - Box 5

Pigs, goats, rabbits, foxes, cats (chapter 11) (File 18) - Box 5

Wedge tailed eagle, wombats (chapters 12 13) (File 19) - Box 5

Large macropods (chapter 14: 'Kangaroos and wallabies') (File 20) - Box 5

Dingo electric fencing (chapter 15: 'Electric fencing for wildlife') (File 21) - Box 6

Case study - Koolewong (chapter 16: 'Success stories and the future') (File 22) - Box 6

Co-operative schemes (chapter 16) (File 23) - Box 6

For administrators (wider policy) (File 24) - Box 7

Artificial habitats (for birds) (File 25) - Box 7

Birds in general (File 26) - Box 7

Creeks and rivers (File 27) - Box 7

Ecology (File 28) - Box 7

Land and law (File 29) - Box 7

Plans of management (File 30) - Box 7

Who can help (File 31) - Box 7

Series 2. 'A heritage study of the Hartley, Kanimbla and Megalong Valleys', 1982-83

Breckwoldt was the project director and editor for this study for the National Trust of Australia, 1983.

Drafts, notes, correspondence, maps and research materials (File 1-6) - Box 7, 8

Series 3. A very elegant animal: the dingo, 1980-88

Breckwoldt's monograph on the dingo was published by Angus & Robertson in 1988. The book was partly funded by a grant from the National Parks and Wildlife Service of New South Wales and the Literature Board of the Australia Council Annual Park Writers Awards.

Two annotated typescript drafts and a small number of articles and research materials on the dingo (File 1-6) - Box 8, 9

Series 4. Research papers, 1966-88

Papers used by Breckwoldt in researching his various writing projects.

Loose articles, theses, and reports by other authors, 1966-88. Topics include birds, dieback, fauna (including deer, feral cats, foxes, wild horses, dingoes and reptiles), fire, fisheries, pests, remnant vegetation, roadside vegetation, salinity, soil conservation, trees, and wildlife refuges and reserves (File 1-14) - Box 9, 10, 11

Leaflets, information sheets and other ephemera on agricultural and conservation issues, c1980-84 (File 15-16) - Box 11

Series 5. Other papers, 1974-87

Miscellaneous papers relating to workshops, seminars and courses, Breckwoldt's membership of the Catchment Areas Protection Board and other matters.

Conference and seminar papers: Forum on roadsides and conservation (Burnley Horticultural College, 1974), Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland seminar on agriculture and conservation in inland Queensland (Dalby Agricultural College, 1983) and Gallagher 2nd World Wildlife Power Fencing seminar (Dubbo, 1985) (File 1-3) - Box 11

Catchment Areas Protection Board, 1981-85 (File 4) - Box 12

National Conservation Strategy for Australia, 1982-83 (File 5) - Box 12

Trees and Farm Planning course notes, 1985 (File 6) - Box 12

Recreation Opportunity Spectrum Workshop, n.d (File 7) - Box 12

Correspondence, 1983-84, curriculum vitae and other papers, 1974-82 (File 8) - Box 12

Other papers, 1982-87 (File 9) - Box 12

Undated papers (File 10) - Box 12

Forestry operations in Eden management area (File 11-14) - Box 12, 13

Tantawanglo Catchment Protection Authority (File 15) - Box 13

Private forestry in Australia (File 16) - Box 13

Documents related chiefly to South-East forests (File 17) - Box 13


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