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South Australian Geographical Journal

Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

Subject: Environmental Studies , Geography , Geosciences , Planning & Development , Political Science , Urban Studies


ISSN: 1030-0481



Disintegration of cattle hoof prints in cracking-clay soils of the arid South Australian Stony Plains region during a wet period
Community gardens as pathways to community resilience? Reflections on a pilot study in Adelaide, South Australia

VOLUME 114 , ISSUE 1 (December 2018) - List of articles

Geography Still Matters

Melissa Nursey-Bray

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-001

In Profile: Associate Professor Alaric Maude. AM Flinders University, South Australia

Cecile Cutler

In each edition, we hope to profile the work of a leading geographer, especially those from South Australia. In this commentary paper, we present the work of Associate Professor Alaric Maude (AM), who spoke to Dr Cecile Cutter about his career.  

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-002

Geography in South Australia at the beginning of the 21st Century

Nick Harvey

Geography, initially an important subject in the curriculum of the three South Australian Universities, has sustained much change, with it no longer taught at the University of South Australia from 2004. Concurrently, changes at secondary school level lost popularity, dropping by 2004 to 12th position. This paper reviews the history of the geography discipline in tertiary institutions in Adelaide, South Australia and considers the factors that have influenced its evolution and popularity.  

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-003

South African migrants in Australia: an overview

Romy Wasserman

South Africa is a top migrant source country in Australia and has ranked among the top 10 source countries for settler arrivals since the mid-1990s. It stands out in this list as the only country, besides New Zealand, which is not in Europe or Asia, and one that has received little research attention. Yet South Africans form a major migrant group in Australia; and the drivers of their migration and settlement experiences offer important insight into these processes. This paper presents an overvi(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-004

Climate change adaptation for peri-urban horticulture: a case study of the Adelaide Hills apple and pear industry

Peter Houston/ Douglas K. Bardsley

Despite a growing body of climate change adaptation research, translating findings into action remains a challenge. The need for early intervention looms as a significant problem for horticulture industries in Australia’s peri-urban regions where competing demands for resources generate land use conflicts. Tools and methods that help stakeholders and decision-makers understand climate risks and adaptation options at a more strategic level provide a mechanism to bridge the gap between research an(..)

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-005

Adaptation to Climate change in Farming Communities: Observations from two Research Projects in South Australia

Guy M. Robinson

Findings are presented from two major research projects investigating impacts of climate change in rural South Australia. One focuses specifically on farmers’ responses to periods of pronounced heat and drought on both Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas. The second looks more broadly at how rural communities across the State respond to spells of extremely high temperatures. In both cases, the primary data source is semi-structured interviews with key informants who provided information on their personal (..)

DOI: 10.21307/sagj-2018-006

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