The Patho Plains and Terrick Terrick district are part of Victoria’s Northern Plains grasslands, which originally extended across 730,000 hectares. Today only approximately 6.6 per cent of the original grasslands remain.
Like other Victorian rural areas, the population of the district is decreasing and people are taking a wealth of historical knowledge and experience with them. In order to capture this knowledge and to better understand the changing landscape, History in the Making undertook interviews with farmers and landowners and collected photographs that traced how people had lived with the country over many years. Farmers and landowners spoke of their experiences of dryland cropping practices, climate change, droughts and floods, and changes in farming life.
The project was undertaken from 2010 to 2012 by the Northern Plains Conservation Management Network, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Bendigo.
See more and listen here: https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/land-and-ecology/patho-plains-oral-history-project/