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Highlands to the Limestone Plains / Cameron Archer.
Call No: A6/CAM/25
Author: Archer, A. C., author. ;
Publisher: Lorn, NSW : ACA Books, 2021.
Subject: Archer family. ; Archer, A. C. Family. ; Nature - Effect of human beings on - New South Wales - Paterson River Region. ; Agriculture - New South Wales - Paterson River Region. ; Land settlement - New South Wales - Paterson River Region. ; Ecology - New South Wales - Paterson River Region - History. ; Wildlife management - New South Wales - Paterson River Region - History. ; Immigrants - Australian Capital Territory - Limestone Plains Biography. ; Immigrant families - Australian Capital Territory - Limestone Plains Biography. ; Aboriginal Australians - Australian Capital Territory - Limestone Plains - History. ; Land settlement - Australian Capital Territory - Limestone Plains - History. ; New South Wales. ; Migration, immigration and emigration. ; Social and cultural history. ; Scotland. ; Agriculture and farming. ; Paterson River Region (N.S.W.) - Social life and customs. ; Paterson River Region (N.S.W.) - History. ; Limestone Plains (A.C.T.) - Social life and customs. ; Limestone Plains (A.C.T.) - History. ; Australian Capital Territory - History. ; Scotland - Emigration and immigration. ; Australia - Emigration and immigration. ; Biographies. ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: 192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
Public Note: Donation
Summary: "Scottish immigration has had a major influence in shaping the Australia we now know. This book, while being about a family of Camerons, will be of interest to anyone interested in the Scottish Highlands and Australian colonial history. Archer relates the cooling of the climate from medieval times to the Highlands being less conducive to food production. The book looks at how the physical and natural environment drives human behaviour and influences the aspirations of families for their next generation. Economic influences that caused the Cameron family to emigrate were a consequence of national and international movements, primarily brought about by the Industrial Revolution which created demand for wool. The introduction of sheep drove the Aboriginal Peoples of the Limestone Plains from their lands, just as the sheep had driven the Camerons from the Highlands. No one knew that the sheep and large and small landowners would ultimately be displaced by a city and Federal Territory. Donald and Ann Cameron had thirteen children, the twelfth being the author's great grandmother. The book describes the known Cameron diaspora especially relating to those in the locality and their involvement in the Limestone Plains and later Canberra." -- Back cover.

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