National Wilderness Inventory

Australia: Our national stories
Australian Heritage Commission, 2003
ISBN 0 642 23561 9


This electronic publication is based on the National Wilderness Inventory's Handbook of Procedures, Content and Usage, Second Edition, May 1995 by R. Lesslie and D. Taylor of the Department of Geography, University of Adelaide, and M. Maslen, formerly of the Australian Heritage Commission.

The 1995 handbook was an updated version of the National Wilderness Inventory' Handbook of Principles, Procedures and Usage, by the same authors, first edition, April 1993. Both editions were published by the Australian Government Publishing Service.

This work is copyright. Permission is given for non-profit viewing via the Internet. Apart from any use as permitted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission. A person who breaches copyright may be subject to penalties. Requests to reproduce parts of this publication should be addressed in the first instance to:

The Co-ordinator
National Wilderness Inventory
Heritage Division
Environment Australia
GPO Box 787

Telephone: +61 (02) 6274 1398
Facsimile: +61 (02) 6274 2095 or +61 (02) 6274 1333

A great number of individuals and many organisations have contributed to the National Wilderness Inventory (NWI) survey program, too many to mention here.

We are most grateful for the enthusiastic support they have provided. Particular thanks go to the key members of NWI team: Danille Taylor and Errol Bamford of the Department of Geography, University of Adelaide; and Michael O'Brien and Jonathan Miller, of the Australian Heritage Commission, for their irreplaceable contributions.

A number of individuals have also made pivotal contributions at various stages of the program. We are especially grateful for the of Harry Abrahams, David Goodwins, Brendan Mackey, Peter Matthews, and Henry Nix. We thank the Environment Resources Information Network (ERIN) for their valuable assistance is providing computing equipment, network facilities and technical advice.

The Department of Geography, University of Adelaide is also thanked for its sustained support. We would also like to thank Kathy Preece, Doug Hooley, Deni Greene and Anne McGregor, and the then Victorian Ministry for Planning and Environment, for their involvement in the Victorian Pilot Project.

Thanks to Anthony Overs for assistance in editing and Sue Murray for assistance in preparing graphics for this report.

The Steering Committee for the NWI are thanked for their support. Appreciation is also extended to the Department of Geography, the Australian National University, where one of the authors (Rob Lesslie) completed the project as a Visiting Fellow.