Mapping the Wilderness: Toponymic Constructions of Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia

@article{Melville2006MappingTW,
  title={Mapping the Wilderness: Toponymic Constructions of Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia},
  author={A. Melville},
  journal={Cartogr. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Geovisualization},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={229-245}
}
  • A. Melville
  • Published 2006
  • Geography, Computer Science
  • Cartogr. Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Geovisualization
  • Abstract This article traces the history of naming Cradle Mountain/Lake St. Clair (CM/LSC) National Park, in central western Tasmania, Australia, and, in doing so, will argue that toponyms constitute, rather than merely reflect, the landscape. The first official toponyms of the area were chosen by surveyors who visited the region in the early nineteenth century. These toponyms provide an insight into the European colonization of white settler nations, including the colonists’ desire to draw… CONTINUE READING
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