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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'.
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Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
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]'.
The Breckwoldt Papers were donated to the Library by Roland Breckwoldt in 1992.
The arrangement of the papers has been imposed by Library staff.
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
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.
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.
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.
Breckwoldt was the project director and editor for this study for the National Trust of Australia, 1983.
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.
Papers used by Breckwoldt in researching his various writing projects.
Miscellaneous papers relating to workshops, seminars and courses, Breckwoldt's membership of the Catchment Areas Protection Board and other matters.