David Jones

Alternate Name:
David S. Jones
Conference paper

‘What the stones tell us’: Challenges facing Aboriginal stone installations and metropolitan urban expansion

Aboriginal stone arrangements in Australia are rarely found intact. These installations are even more difficult to appreciate their existence, to understand their cultural roles and narratives for Aboriginal communities, and conclusively understand what they mean to current generations. Many reside in the individual and or...
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Urban Aboriginal identity: “I can’t see the durt (stars) in the city”

The contemporary Melbourne landscape is usually defined in a physical sense. The complex cultural landscape, however incorporates not only the physical, but also what’s beneath, on and above the surface, including the sky and the cosmos. These cultural landscapes form essential components of a Wurundjeri...
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The crucial role of private domestic gardens in achieving sustainable cities: a model linking the person, Maslow’s Hierarchy and Millennium Ecosystem Assessment to sustainably meeting ecological and human needs

Over the past few decades, the act of engaging people in achieving sustainable cities has focused upon changing environmental values, predominantly through social networks and, increasingly, social practices. Despite increasingly higher levels of environmental awareness within the community, and reasonably consistent levels of community involvement...
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Remaking the Victorian horticultural discipline

In 1899, 72 women enrolled at the Burnley School of Horticulture, Melbourne to study part-time a ‘Certificate of Competency in Horticulture’. This was a ground-breaking moment for women wishing to work in horticulture, as Burnley was the only educational institution in Australia at the time...
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Hidden landscapes: Aboriginal landscapes in contemporary planning and design activities in Melbourne

Throughout the colonial settlement of Australia, Aboriginal people were subject to processes of colonial dispossession that have had a profound effect on their communities, language and culture, and in many places their over-arching tangible and intangible Country.