Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

a. View Sources 1 and 2 (in the downloadable resource) taken 100 years apart of similar areas in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Discuss why and how the areas shown have remained protected from clearing and development.

b. Locate and map the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area on a map of NSW.  Locate and map the national parks encompassed within the World Heritage Area and nearest towns and population centres.

c. Formulate questions for inquiry:

  • What are the major natural and human features of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area?
  • How do people’s perceptions of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area influence its protection?