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Vietnamese Australians and Sydney's Georges River parks and green spaces 
Allison Cadzow, Denis Byrne, Heather Goodall and Stephen Wearing

Waterborne: Vietnamese Australians and Sydney's Georges River parks and green spaces, has been created by talking with the Vietnamese Australians who live around the Georges River and who often visit its parklands. Here they explain their memories of their early homelands, which are given context with information about the histories of rivers and parks in Vietnam. The Vietnamese Australians highlighted talk about their hopes for parks in Australia and their actual experiences in the parks and rivers around their new homes near the Georges River.


About the Authors: 

Alison Cadzow is a research fellow in the School of History at ANU. Her research interestes include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s military service especially community perspectives, women’s participation and issues of recognition; environmental and city histories in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women’s expedition accounts and cross-cultural histories. She has written several books, journal articles, and research reports.

Denis Byrne leads the research program in cultural heritage at Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW) and an adjunct professor with the Social and Political Change Group at UTS. His interests include the everyday engagement of people in Asia and Australia with their material past, the materiality of popular religion, and fictocritical archaeological writing. He has written many research papers, reports and journal articles.

Heather Goodall is a Professor of History and has researched and published in three major areas, indigenous histories and relationships in Australia; environmental history, and intercolonial networks, particularly those between Australia and India and around the Indian Ocean. She has been historical researcher in two Royal Commissions and the author of many research and scholarly books, articles, papers and reports. Her book “Invasion to Embassy” was awarded the 1997 NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History.

Stephen Wearing is an Associate Professor of Management at UTS. His reseach interests include ecotourism, Community based and volunteer tourism, Environmentalism, Sociology of leisure and tourism and Social Sciences in protected area management He has authored 10 books in the field of leisure and tourism, over 50 refereed papers and a wide range of industry based articles.