Series S003 - Policy development and lobbying


ProvenanceAlec Baillie Costin
Description

This series includes a large and diverse selection of records related to Alec Costin’s policy-development and lobbying work. The records refer mainly to the management of water issues on the South coast of NSW; world heritage and other conservation issues, including the establishment of the Australian Alps national park; grazing bans; fire management; and Costin's involvement with the Eurobodalla Shire Council Scientific Advisory Panel. The material in this series includes publications, reports, correspondence, conference proceedings, research data, meeting agendas and other documents.

This series provides important resources to show how Costin interacted with various Australian federal and state government agencies both as an advisor and lobbyist; how he was involved in various conservation and scientific organisations and the pivotal role that he played in the conservation and improved management of Australia’s natural environment, particularly in the Australian Alps but also in other areas such as the Upper Cotter catchment in New South Wales.


Inventory Listing

Memorandum of understanding in relation to the co-operative management of the Australian Alps national parks

This inventory item contains

1x Memorandum of understanding in relation to the co-operative management of the Australian Alps national parks (includes "Schedule 1: Areas comprising the Australian Alps national parks"). Signed by Richardson (Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories of the Commonwealth of Australia), Moore (Minister for the Environment, New South Wales), Setches (Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands, Victoria), and Grassby (Minister for Housing and Urban Services, Australian Capital Territory). 2 December 1989.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1989    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Legal Documents and Schedules and/or Timetables
Inventory Identifier A00000007 Box Number 001 Series S003
Fax message to Alan Fox from Peter Hitchcock regarding World Heritage and Kakadu

This inventory item contains

1x Fax message to Allan Fox from Peter Hitchcock requesting photographs of the Kakadu area for the purpose of illustrating a presentation to a delegation from the World Heritage Committee visiting Australia regarding the Jabiluka mine. 14 September 1998.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1998    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier A00000051 Box Number 005 Series S003
Report and correspondence: South Coast (New South Wales) controlled burning

This inventory item contains one annotated report, eight letters and a buff annotated envelope which originally enclosed the other contents.

1x Annotated report "Hazard reduction burning on the South coast" by A.D. Brown and A.B. Costin, cc'd to the Minister for Emergency Services and various forest, national parks and fire officials in New South Wales. Also contains attached table and news clippings. 5 May 1997.

10x Letters relating to hazard reduction burning on the South coast of New South Wales. Several letters are annotated. Correspondents include Julian Armstrong, Acting District Forester, State Forests of New South Wales, Narooma District; Neale Watson, Project Officer, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service; Phil Koperberg, Commissioner, Department of Bushfire Services, New South Wales; Tony Fleming, Director, Southern, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service; Alec Costin; Hazel Smith, Acting Assistant Private Secretary, Minister for the Environment, New South Wales; Roger B. Wilkins, Director General, Cabinet Office, New South Wales; A.D. Brown. Addressees include Prof. A.D. Brown; Dr. A.B. Costin; Dr. Tony Fleming; Mr. Bob Carr, Premier of New South Wales; Len Cameron, President, Australian Labor Party, Moruya Branch. Includes original letters, photocopies and duplicates. Also includes attached photocopies of report on hazard reduction burning (see this inventory item, above). 9 May 1997 to 3 August 2000.

1x Buff annotated envelope embossed as "The Ecologist" and labelled "South Coast Burning". Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1997 - 2000    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000254 Box Number 023 Series S003
Documents: Proposed charcoal plant and wood-fired power station, Eurobadalla region. Includes publications and correspondence

This inventory item contains several documents originally enclosed in a buff annotated envelope embossed as "The Ecologist" and labelled "South Coast Burning" (see inventory item A00000256).

1x Pamphlet "Nature coast or charcoal coast?" produced by Charcoalition: Communities for a charcoal-free South coast. 2pp. Circa 1999.

1x Newspaper clipping "Charcoal factory debate heating up" by Frances Wilden. Bay Post/Southern Star. 5 September 2001.

7x Pages of correspondence (photocopies) between Mr Bob Carr, Premier of New South Wales, Roger B. Wilkins, Director-General of the Cabinet Office, New South Wales, and A.D. Brown regarding the charcoal plant proposal for Mogo in the Eurobodalla Shire. Print is very faded. Includes duplicates. Also includes blank paper inserts to reduce fading. 18 December 2001 to 7 May 2002.

1x Information sheet "Public consultation and survey on the charcoal facility proposed for the Shire" produced by Eurobodalla Shire Council. (One A3 broadsheet printed on both sides). 2002.

1x Handwritten letter to the editor "Fires again!" by Alec Costin. Includes eight photocopied duplicates, annotated in red biro. Undated.

2x Newspaper clippings of letters to the editor page from the Bay Post/Southern Star regarding controlled burning. Includes an attached handwritten manuscript of one of the published letters by Alec Costin. Also includes photocopied duplicates, some annotated in red biro. 2001.

2x Newspaper clippings on an incident in which a woman was killed in a traffic accident due to heavy fog at Tuross Head. Clippings from Narooma News and the Narooma Independent. 26 and 27 May 1999.

1x Handwritten note in red biro regarding the "Dampier Forest/Park?" burn-off. 1pp. Circa 2000.

1x Newsletter "The Coastwatchers Association Inc." Includes report from a bushfire workshop held at Jervis Bay on 19 and 20 August. Heading of report circled in biro. Newsletter also includes report on proposed "waste wood" power station in the Moruya area. September 2000.

3x Documents (photocopies) relating to wood-fired power stations. Includes two-page report and two letters (including one letter to the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, other addressee unidentified). Also includes one report. Letters and report by A.D. Brown. Print is very faded and barely legible. Fastened together with paper clip. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1999? - 2002?    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Loose Notes, Published Papers or Articles and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000256 Box Number 023 Series S003
Assorted documents on fire management, some relating to New South Wales South coast

This inventory item contains the following documents which were originally enclosed in a buff annotated envelope embossed as "The Ecologist" and labelled "South Coast Burning" (see inventory item A00000256):

1x Manuscript "The Wadbilliga Burn" by Alec Costin and Dane Wimbush. Includes handwritten and typed drafts. Undated.

1x Publication - Workshop proceedings entitled "Biomass Burning and its Inter-relationships with the climate system". Wengen, Switzerland. Also includes inserts "Changes in fire regimes and extent of fires in Australia .. ." and "Deua-Wadbilliga Fuels" both by Roger Good. Also contains annotations. Circa 1980s, 1998.

1x Report "Fire and its place in park and wilderness management" by A.M. Gill and A.B. Costin, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. Undated.

1x Unidentified black-and-white photograph (7.5"x8") of burnt natural landscape with mountains in background [Wadbilliga burn?]. Photo numbered on reverse as 73/1474/8. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1980s - 1998    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Drafts, Loose Notes, Books, Published Papers or Articles and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000258 Box Number 023 Series S003
Assorted documents: Environmental issues in Eurobodalla Shire region [includes newspaper clippings]

This inventory item contains the following documents relating to environmental issues in the Eurobodalla Shire area:

1x Draft agenda for Eurobodalla Shire Council Scientific Advisory Panel Meeting. Also includes list of reference documentation for the meeting (including web links) and terms of reference (document numbered as 96.0392) for the Scientific Advisory Panel. Documents fastened together with paper clip. December 2006 to 30 March 2007.

1x Copy of terms of reference (document numbered as 96.0392) for the Eurobodalla Shire Council Scientific Advisory Panel. Also includes member details form and a note from Tracey to Duncan on a Eurobodalla Shire Council "With Compliments" slip regarding the form. Documents fastened together with paper clip. December 2006.

1x Paper "On-Site Sewage Disposal" by A.D. Brown regarding issues for the attention of Eurobodalla Shire Council. Undated.

1x Note (on truncated white copy paper) regarding resignation from scientific panel due to hearing problems, from "Alec". Undated.

1x Section of newspaper "Eurobodalla Shire Independent", open on page 8, which features an article "Communities under threat" regarding conservation issues in the Eurobodalla region. 8pp. 1 February 2007.

1x Clipping from newspaper ""Eurobodalla Shire Independent". Includes article "Looking through a visitor's eyes" regarding environmental features of the Eurobodalla region. 8 February 2007.

1x Set of handwritten field notes on the flooding of the Tuross River. Notes written on 5 pages of paper of varying size. Pages fastened together with paper clip. 24 January 2007 to 30 March 2007.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2006 - 2007    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats News Clippings, Loose Notes, Lists and Forms
Inventory Identifier A00000261 Box Number 023 Series S003
Reports and correspondence: Water sharing plans for the Tuross River unregulated and alluvial water sources

This inventory item contains

1x Report "An overview of water sharing plans for unregulated and alluvial water sources in coastal NSW" by New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Office of Water. Also includes detailed annotations. April 2013.

1x Bundle of correspondence and reports. Contents include: letter from Andrew Craig, New South Wales Office of Water (on letterhead) to Alec Costin regarding "Public exhibition of draft water sharing plan for the Tuross River and adjacent coastal catchments"; One submission form of comments on the draft Water Sharing Plan for the Tuross River Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources, completed in pencil by Alec Costin; Two photocopies of letter to Andrew Craig from Alec Costin, with annexure attached; One handwritten annexure "Re: Low River Flows.. ."; One "Report card of the Tuross River Water Source" numbered 16 of 21, with detailed annotations. May to June 2013.

1x Report "Draft water sharing plan for the Tuross River unregulated and alluvial water sources - order: for public exhibition" by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Office of Water. Contains extensive annotations. May 2013.

1x Report "Macro water sharing plans - the approach for unregulated rivers: A report to assist community consultation" by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Office of Water. Annotated on back cover. 2010.

1x Report "Report card for the Tuross River Water Source, numbered 16 of 21, with detailed annotations. May 2013.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2013    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Forms
Inventory Identifier A00000267 Box Number 024 Series S003
Correspondence, publications and other documents relating to floodplain management in Eurobodalla Shire, New South Wales

This inventory item contains

1x Letter (with attachments) from A.W. Ratcliffe, Shire Clerk, the Council of the Shire of Eurobodalla (on letterhead) to Alec Costin, re Eurobodalla Shire Council Floodplain Management Committee. Attachments include Eurobodalla Shire Council minute number 313 regarding AF3 Floodplain management committee motion moved by Councillor Gough (numbered 80.0310) and Eurobodalla Shire floodplain management committee brief (numbered 80/0310, annotated on reverse). June to July 1992

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents. Contents include: One lined slip of paper with handwritten notes (in red); one document "General functions of floodplain management committees"; Two letters from A.W. Ratcliffe, Shire Clerk, the Council of the Shire of Eurobodalla (on letterhead) to Alec Costin, regarding a floodplain management committee meeting; One agenda for the floodplain management committee meeting; One environment and community services report (numbered 89.2906: 80.0319) to ordinary meeting of council regarding Moruya river flood plain studies (includes appendix); One memo to file from Research and Planning Engineer, regarding informal meeting held between local floodplain management committee members and council staff to hear Public Works Department regarding Moruya River flood and floodplain studies (with annotations). 8 July to 3 September 1992.

1x Publication "Floodplain development manual" by New South Wales Government. Contains annotations. December 1986.

1x Handwritten flow chart on flood management planning. Undated.

1x Annotated small envelope with annotation referring to "p.C9". Undated.

1x Newspaper clipping "Time for action on Tuross estuary plan" by Emily Noake. Moruya Examiner. 29 April 2005.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1986 - 1992    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda and Minutes and Agendas
Inventory Identifier A00000268 Box Number 024 Series S003
Publication: Australian alps world heritage nomination proposal (with inserted documents)

This inventory item contains

1x Publication (with inserted documents) "Australian alps world heritage nomination proposal" by Geoff Mosley. Two pages loose. Inserted documents include two letters from Mosley (on Peak Environmental Enterprises letterhead) to Alec Costin and Roger Good. Also includes one photocopy from "Park Watch" of segment of article by Mosley. 1988 to 1990.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1988 - 1990    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Books
Inventory Identifier A00000270 Box Number 024 Series S003
Correspondence and other documents: Fire Management in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

This inventory item contains

3x Versions of faxed draft memo "Key research post fire in Kosciuszko National Park" from Dr Ken Green (representing members of the Australian Institute of Alpine Studies) and Dr Catherine Pickering (CRC for Sustainable Tourism) with two fax cover sheets. Faxed to "Wimbush" (Fax no 44735203). 28 January 2003.

1x Fax of memo [draft?] "Key research post fire in Kosciuszko National Park" by Dr Ken Green (representing members of the Australian Institute of Alpine Studies) and Dr Catherine Pickering (CRC for Sustainable Tourism). Faxed to 44735203 from Dane Wimbush. Very faded. 1 February 2003.

1x Faxed flyer and registration form for conference "ANU fire forum: 'Australia burning' - the future of fire" on 19-20 February 2003. Faxed from A.D. Brown. 20 January 2003.

1x Pamphlet "Bush fire checklist" by New South Wales Rural Fire Service. Undated.

1x Publication (with insert) "Kosciuszko National Park plan of management review: News from the Community Forum" by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service NPWS Community Forum. Includes inserted document "Your invitation to comment" by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service Kosciuszko National Park plan of management review. 2002.

1x Newspaper section featuring article "We did all we could" by Megan Doherty regarding fires in Canberra. Canberra Times. 1 February 2003.

1x Map "Kosciusko National Park plan of management 2nd edition: Summary Map" by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Includes legend. 1988.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1988 - 2003    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Maps
Inventory Identifier A00000271 Box Number 024 Series S003
Correspondence and documents: Water management issues, Eurobodalla area

This inventory item contains

1x Bundle of correspondence and photographs regarding road and effluent drainage at a new dairy on Widgett Rd, Bodalla. Photos (labelled and dated on reverse) contained in labelled Konica envelope. 22 March 1993 to 12 April 1996.

1x Pamphlet "Update 6: Waterwise on the farm" by New South Wales Agriculture. March 2001.

1x Annotated report "River-Estuarine linkages in Tuross catchment: Outline of final report". Project co-ordinated by Gary J. Brierley for Macquarie Research Limited. Includes map. 26 April 1995.

1x Letter from David Seymour, Eurobodalla Shire Council (on letterhead) to Alec Costin regarding Moruya floodplain management committee. Reference no. 80.0310. 11 June 2002.

1x Letter from Ross Bailey, New South Wales Department of Commerce, Moruya Local Office (on letterhead) to A.B. and B.N. Costin regarding Eurobodalla Shire regional water supply augmentation scheme. Includes annotated envelope, map and terms of reference (numbered 96.0392) for scientific advisory panel for Eurobodalla Shire Council. 2 September 2005.

1x Pamphlet (inserted with two other pamphlets) "Overview of macro water plans" by New South Wales Government Department of Natural Resources. The two other pamphlets include "Shoalhaven River: Water supply transfers and environmental flows" and "Benefits of macro water plans". 2005 to 2006.

1x Form letter from Pam Green (Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority) to "Water licence holder" regarding invitation to consultation meeting on the South Coast macro water sharing plan. 2005.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1993 - 2006    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Ephemera, Reports and Maps
Inventory Identifier A00000274 Box Number 024 Series S003
Documents, publications and correspondence relating to Eurobodalla Shire Council Scientific Advisory Panel

This inventory item contains the following documents enclosed in a large white Eurobodalla Shire Council envelope labelled (in blue felt pen) "Shire Scientific Committee":

1x Letter from Ross Bailey from New South Wales Department of Commerce (on letterhead) to A.B. and B.N. Costin regarding Eurobodalla Shire regional water supply augmentation scheme. 6 February 2006.

1x Agenda (with attachments) for Eurobodalla Shire Council Scientific Advisory Panel meeting. Includes attachment "Draft A: Eurobodalla urban settlement strategy". June 2005.

1x Draft report "Draft Eurobodalla rural lands strategy" by the Strategic Unit, Eurobodalla Shire Council. Prepared for consideration of the Eurobodalla Shire Scientific Advisory Council meeting on 29 April, 2005. 18 April 2005.

1x Printout of article "Experts warn ecosystem changes will continue to worsen, putting global development goals at risk" from Millennium Ecosystem Assessment web page (www.maweb.org). 30 March 2005.

2x Printouts of publications "Framing revolution is urgent" by Bob Douglas, The Courier Mail, on new accreditation procedures for farmers; and "Sharing God's planet: a Christian vision for a sustainable future", report from the Mission and Public Affairs Council (38pp). Printouts fastened together with paper clip. 2005.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2005 - 2006    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Drafts, Reports and Newspapers
Inventory Identifier A00000279 Box Number 024 Series S003
Notes and other assorted documents: Water management in the Tuross River and Estuary area

This inventory item contains one pink-covered notebook relating to water management in the Tuross River and Estuary area. Also contains related notes, publications, reports and correspondence which were found inserted in the notebook.

1x Bundle of handwritten notes (some dated) and reports. Includes three reports all entitled "Draft restriction levels - Wandella Creek" (one duplicate also included) . 6 June 2000 to 6 February 2001.

1x Pink-covered notebook labelled "Tuross River & Estuary" with five pages of dated observational notes. Mainly contains empty pages. Also includes annotations inside front cover. August 2002 to February 2003.

1x Bundle of handwritten notes (some dated), hydrographs, reports, one publication and correspondence). Includes approximately six pages of notes; Hydrographs produced by the New South Wales Department of Industry, Planning and Natural Resources regarding the Tuross River; Information brochure (no. 3) "Tuross estuary and Colla Lake: estuary Management plan" (with annotated yellow sticky note from Noel Kesby to Alec Costin and annotated label attached); Report "Draft restriction levels - Lower Tuross River"; Letter from Alec Costin to Mark Bice containing recommendations for river sharing and river corridor management for areas in the Lower Tuross Valley; Letter from Don McPhee, executive officer, South Coast Water Management Committee (on letterhead) to Alec Costin regarding previous correspondence with Mark Bice. 12 February 2001 to November 2004.

3x Pages of field notes. Headings on notes include "River", "Tuross River Comerang". Also includes small blue plastic label embossed as "Coir Log 300 mm x 3 Mtr: Made in India", attached to note page headed "River.. .". March 2005 to 20 January 2006.

1x Handwritten (mainly in pencil) manuscript with 6 numbered recommendations. Manuscript labelled "Graham Enders: Roger Good" at top left-hand side. 2pp. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2000 - 2005    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Drafts, Reports, Notebooks and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier A00000281 Box Number 024 Series S003
Assorted clippings, reports, meeting minutes etc: Water management in the Tuross River and Estuary area

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally inserted into a pink-covered notebook labelled "Tuross River & Estuary" (see inventory item A00000281):

7x Clippings, from newspapers and other publications regarding sedimentation in rivers, Nortas (Salmon production company), Murrumbidgee river management, livestock technology, water management in Australia, water management in Tasmania and water quality at Jervis Bay. 2002 to 2003.

4x Brief reports - Rainfall chart for North Narooma (unidentified author, with one duplicate), "Dredging the Tuross Estuary" (report by "GHD" to Eurobodalla Shire Council, annotated, faxed by A.D. Brown), "Nutrient removal by crop or animal" (unidentified author), "Draft restriction levels - Lower Tuross River" (annotated photocopy, unidentified author). 2000 to 2003.

1x Minutes of the Eurobodalla Shire Scientific Advisory Panel meeting, 22 October, 2004 (annotated, includes action sheet). Also includes attached information brochure (no. 4) "Tuross Estuary & Coila Lake: Estuary management plan". October to December 2004.

1x Minutes of the Eurobodalla Shire Scientific Advisory Panel meeting. 28 May 2004.

1x Minutes (with attachments) of the Eurobodalla Shire Scientific Advisory Panel meeting of 18 July, 2003. Attachments include Eurobodalla Shire "with compliments" slip with note from Gary Smith; address list for panel members; one page of handwritten notes; email (undated) from Gary Smith. 2003.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2000 - 2004    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Minutes and Agendas, Loose Notes and Charts
Inventory Identifier A00000282 Box Number 024 Series S003
Correspondence, notes and other documents: Water management in the Tuross River and Estuary area

This inventory item contains several documents originally inserted into a pink-covered notebook labelled "Tuross River & Estuary" (see inventory item A00000281).

3x Letters and related documents regarding water sharing licence. Correspondents include A.B. Costin and W. Ryan (Licensing Officer, New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation). Contents fastened together with paper clip. 11 August 2000 to 18 December 2002.

1x Letter and attached documents. Letter from Paul Corbett (NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation) to A. Costin regarding hydrometric unit. Documents include customer service survey and information brochure (no. 1) "Tuross & Coila Lake: Estuary management plan, produced by Eurodaballa Shire Council. May to June 2002.

1x Fax to "Alex Costin" from Greg Cooney (Eurobodalla Shire Council) with information and test results for the upper Tuross River. 5 February 2001.

3x Sets of notes (total approx. six pages) with headings including "Re River Pollution", "1971 Flood", ".. . Bodalla Hall". Includes annotated "Eurobodalla clean water action campaign" bookmark. 27 April 1998 to 15 February 2002.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2000 - 2002    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, Loose Notes and Forms
Inventory Identifier A00000283 Box Number 024 Series S003
Publications and other documents: Water management for Tuross River and estuary

This inventory item contains the following documents found inside the publication "Water management act 2000: What it means for New South Wales" which was in turn found inside a pink-covered notebook labelled "Tuross River & Estuary" (see inventory item A00000281):

1x Publication "Water management act 2000: What it means for New South Wales" by News South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation. March 2001.

1x Annotated publication "An overview of the proposed new water legislation for New South Wales" by New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation, labelled on front as "Costin". February 2000.

5x Pages of handwritten notes regarding early role of Costin in water users association; water levels in Tuross River; conversations with Paul Corbett and Don McPhee; observations and remarks relating to Tuross river; irrigation relating to Tuross River. 2000 to 2004.

8x Pages of photocopied correspondence with one note and one report. Correspondence includes Two letters from Alec Costin - one letter (with attached note) to Mark Bice is annotated; and One letter to Don McPhee. Both letters make recommendations on water sharing and river corridor management for the lower Turross valley. Photocopies are very faded. Also includes one brief report "Draft restriction levels - Lower Tuross River". Includes some duplicate pages. 26 September 2000 to 12 February 2002.

Approx. 32x Pages of reports and notes showing hydrological data for the South coast of New South Wales. Reports include river flow graphs and tables (some annotated) by the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation, Department of Sustainable Natural Resources, and Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources. Some reports have notes attached. Also includes One rainfall graph (with one duplicate) from the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. 1996 to 2004.

3x Pages of graphs showing rainfall data for Tuross area [from Duncan Brown?], [Lacluoles?] area, and one unidentified area. 1988 to 2001.

1x Colour tide chart for Australia, East Coast (Sydney)

1x Duplicate of Colour tide chart for Australia, East Coast (Sydney, see above, this inventory item). Black and white (very faded) photocopy. December 2000 to March 2001.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1988 - 2004    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Graphs, Reports, Loose Notes, Published Reports, Photocopied Documents, Tables of data and Figures
Inventory Identifier A00000284 Box Number 024 Series S003
Assorted documents and one publication: Environmental issues (including Tuross River and Estuary management)

This inventory item contains the following set of documents originally inserted into a pink-covered notebook labelled "Tuross River & Estuary" (see inventory item A00000281):

Approx. 13x Pages of assorted documents including faxes, one report, one rainfall chart, press clippings, and handwritten notes. Subjects include comments on the management of Tuross Estuary, annual rain for an unidentified area, use of reeds for river bank conservation, general issues regarding the Tuross river, water management strategies in Australia, Australian water crisis. Authors and correspondents include A.D. Brown, Asa Wahlquist, Anthony Hoy. 1997 to 2003.

1x Publication "Greenhouse Gases: Meeting our bottom line" by the Australian Academy of Science. Some parts underlined (pp 20-21) in section on reducing methane from livestock. 2000.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1997 - 2003    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Photocopied Documents, Facsimile Transmissions and Charts
Inventory Identifier A00000285 Box Number 024 Series S003
Publications and assorted documents: "Securing our water future" [Mark II]

This inventory item contains a set of assorted documents found inside a blue and white New South Wales government information folder "Securing our water future: NSW water reforms". Folder is branded with the names of five agencies: Department of Land and Water Conservation; Environment Protection Authority; NSW Agriculture; NSW Fisheries; National Parks and Wildlife Service. The folder is labelled (in red felt pen) "Mark II".

1x Printout of slide presentation "Water reform in New South Wales" subjects include background, process of policy formulation, administrative framework, principles for river management, river flow objectives. Approx. 25pp. Unidentified author. Undated.

1x Report "High conservation rivers" by Paula Deegan, Natural Resources and Environmental Planning Coordinator (on NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service letterhead). 4pp. 27 April 1998.

1x Excerpt of agenda for unidentified meeting. Subjects include water reform and other items for discussion. 1pp (page 2 only). Undated.

1x Draft organisational chart (with one duplicate). Chart refers to several regions: Barwon, Sydney South coast, far West region, Murrumbidgee, North coast. Complete draft contains eight pages (some missing pages from duplicate). Undated.

5x Publications by the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation "Securing our water future: progress on many fronts", "Water sharing in New South Wales - access and use: A discussion paper", "Water reforms: Aquifer risk assessment report", "Water transfers on unregulated rivers: facilitating further water development", "Stressed rivers assessment report: NSW state summary". April 1998.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1998    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Illustrations, Drafts, Reports, Minutes and Agendas, Photocopied Documents, Figures and Charts
Inventory Identifier A00000286 Box Number 025 Series S003
Publications (mainly): "Securing our water future" [Mark I]

This inventory item contains a set of assorted documents found inside a blue and white New South Wales government information folder "Securing our water future: NSW water reforms". Folder is branded with the names of five agencies: Department of Land and Water Conservation; Environment Protection Authority; NSW Agriculture; NSW Fisheries; National Parks and Wildlife Service and annotated on the inside front cover. The folder is also labelled (in red felt pen) "Mark I" and was found (together with its contents) inside a similar information folder labelled "Mark II" (see A00000286).

4x Publications by the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation "Securing our water future: progress on many fronts", "Water reforms: NSW Weirs policy", "Water reforms: A stressed rivers approach to the management of water use in unregulated streams", "The NSW state groundwater policy framework document". August 1997 to April 1998.

19x NSW water reform fact sheets by the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation, numbered 1-19. August 1997.

1x Annotated greeting card to Alec Costin from "Caroline". Undated.

1x Rapid Plas sales catalogue (for farm equipment). 31 August 1999.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1997 - 1999    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications and General Correspondence
Inventory Identifier A00000287 Box Number 025 Series S003
Assorted documents: Water policy and water management

This inventory item contains the following set of assorted documents found inside a blue and white New South Wales government information folder "Securing our water future: NSW water reforms" labelled (in red felt pen) "Mark II" (see A00000286):

1x Blank New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation Pumping Diary. Undated.

1x New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation water license. Also includes "license information" attachment. 25 August 2000.

11x Pages of correspondence and related attachments (including two drafts). Correspondence addressed to "State water consumers", Alec Costin, unidentified recipients, Water Licensing Section (South Coast Region) Department of Land and Water Conservation. Correspondence from State Water, W. Ryan (NSW Land and Water Conservation, Nowra), Unidentified sender, Alec Costin, Shane Hayburn (Licensing Clerk NSW Department of Land and Water Conservation), owners of Comerang farm. 1998 to 1999.

8x Publications (including brochures, flyers, one media release and reports) by New South Wales (NSW) Department of Land and Water Conservation (some annotated) relating to requirements for water applications, water amnesty (1998), amnesty registration form, water reforms, Tuross Valley Water Users Association. Also includes one attached annotated business card for Ian de Beuzeville, Licensing Officer for Sydney South Coast Region. 1997 to 1998.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1997 - 2000    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports and Diaries
Inventory Identifier A00000288 Box Number 025 Series S003
Publications and assorted documents: New South Wales water issues (including South coast issues)

This inventory item contains the following New South Wales Coastal Rivers report and a set of assorted documents found inserted into it:

1x Report "New South Wales coastal rivers: Flood plain management studies: Main report: The Moruya Valley" by the N.S.W. Coastal Rivers Flood Plain Management Studies Steering Committee. July 1981.

1x Report "New South Wales coastal rivers: Flood plain management studies: Summary report: The Moruya Valley" by the N.S.W. Coastal Rivers Flood Plain Management Studies Steering Committee. July 1981.

13x Assorted documents, including Several items of correspondence, Several reports, One ministerial direction and related schedule, and One price sheet. Documents relate to the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Agriculture, beef producers, Mogo flood study, Shire of Eurobodalla Floodplain Management Committee, Shire of Eurobodalla Floodplain Advisory Committee, Rezoning of Moruya, floodplain management, floodplain management policy, Shire of Eurobodalla, flood liable land, cattleyard components, Bob Carr (NSW Minister for Planning and Environment). 1985 to 1987.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1985 - 1987    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas, Photocopied Documents and Schedules and/or Timetables
Inventory Identifier A00000289 Box Number 025 Series S003
Correspondence, publications etc: South coast water issues

This inventory item contains

1x Small bundle of correspondence (some annotated, one draft), handwritten notes. Bundle contains both original documents and photocopies. Includes one draft of letter (with attachment) to Wayne Ryan of the New South Wales Department of Natural Resources. Also contains annotated letter from the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority to Alec Costin and handwritten notes on NSW south coast water issues. 2006 to 2010.

4x News clippings some with attachments. Clippings include articles entitled "Community lobbies to open Tuross estuary" (annotated with attached notes on slip of paper); "How to handle that most precious resource.. ."; "Tuross River residents need to be involved"; "Take a bus down the river" (with two attached drafts of "Macro water sharing" by NSW Department of Natural Resources re Tuross River, one annotated). 2002 to 2006.

1x Section of unidentified report. Section is headed "Objectives of NSW marine parks". 9pp. Undated.

4x Publications (pamphlet and newspaper articles) "Help us protect marine life in Batemans marine park" (includes insert on marine park draft zoning plan); "Bateman's marine park"; "Final zoning plan"; "Sanctuary zones not enough: NPA". Publishers include National Parks Association Marine, Narooma News. 2006 to 2007.

1x Report "Summary of daily temperatures .. . estuaries .. ." by Peter H. Wolf and Allan J. Collins, New South Wales State Fisheries, annotated on front (photocopy). Circa 1973.

2x Meeting agendas from Tuross valley water users association. Includes annual meeting and general meeting. Also includes attached report "Water quality and river flow.. ." February and 26 September 2001.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2001 - 2010    Quantity 1.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, Maps, Minutes and Agendas, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier A00000290 Box Number 025 Series S003
Publication and related documents: "South East catchment blueprint"

This inventory item contains

1x Annotated publication "South East catchment blueprint" by the South East Catchment Management Board. 2003.

1x Report (with attachment) "The voluntary biological diversity conservation strategy" by the South East Catchment Management Board. Includes map and figure. Undated.

1x Annotated report "Snowy Monaro biodiversity conservation strategy (SMBCS)" by the South East Catchment Management Board. Includes two figures. Undated.

1x Covering "with compliments slip" and 1x Business card from Cr Pam Green, chairperson, South East Catchment Management Board. 3 June 2003.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2003    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Published Reports and Figures
Inventory Identifier A00000291 Box Number 025 Series S003
Report: White paper on water management in New South Wales (with related documents)

This inventory item contains

1x Publication (with annotations) "A proposal for updated and consolidated water management legislation for New South Wales: A white paper" by the New South Wales Department of Land and Water Conservation. Also includes sticky note on inside front cover. 1999. This publication also contained the items listed below.

1x Draft report "South East catchment blueprint" (Version 5) by South East Catchment Management Board. 29 August 2001.

1x Paper [submission regarding NSW white paper) "Water management legislation for New South Wales" by Alec Costin and A.B. Brown. 27 March 2000.

1x Letter (photocopy) from Barbara Richardson, Director, Waters and Catchments Policy, Environment Protection Authority, New South Wales, to Don McPhee, Executive Officer, South Coast WMC regarding erratum for the publication "Water quality and river flow interim environmental objectives.. .". 10 March 2000.

2x Excerpts from publications (photocopies) "Draft report: Independent inquiry into the Bega River system" (by Healthy Rivers Commission of New South Wales) and "Tuross River catchment" (unidentified author). Undated.

1x Bundle of handwritten notes and manuscripts. Includes cover of Black and Gold writing pad (annotated on front and reverse); Draft recommendations regarding white paper; Draft letter regarding water issues in Eurobodalla area (from A.B. Costin). Undated.

1x Media release "Amery extends water white paper submission period" by Minister for Land and Water Conservation. 10 February 2000.

1x Strategic plan (with annotations) "Delivering environmental flows" (table with yellow background) on very wide paper. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2000    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Drafts, Reports, Loose Notes, Published Papers or Articles and Photocopied Documents
Inventory Identifier A00000292 Box Number 025 Series S003
Report: "Trunketabella Creek Lagoon: .. . Odour problems and management options"

This inventory item contains

1x Publication (annotated) "Trunketabella Creek Lagoon: .. . Odour problems and management options" by Peter Bek. Published by the Department of Water Resources, New South Wales. 18 November 1992.

1x Covering "with compliments" slip from Peter Bek to Alec Costin. 18 November 1992.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1992    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000293 Box Number 025 Series S003
Publication: "Tuross Estuary and Coila Lake issues and options discussion paper" (with related documents)

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "Tuross Estuary and Coila Lake issues and options discussion paper" by Philip Haines. Paper prepared for discussion with Tuross/Coila Lake Estuary Management Committee and stakeholders and community representatives. Paper produced for Eurobodalla Shire Council. (Re-bound with plastic spine by archivist Jack Roberts on 22 September 2018). This publication was originally inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 1 October, 2002.

2x Newspaper clippings " Authority gains manager" regarding Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (annotated); "Irrigation license" (for sale) classified advertisement; "National water initiative" letter. Items published in Town and Country Magazine, Narooma News. 2004.

2x Publications (with covering correspondence) "Tuross Estuary and Coila Lake: Estuary management plan: Information brochure no. 3: Strategies for solving problems"; "Tuross Estuary and Coila Lake Estuary management plan" (questionnaire). Publishers include Eurobodalla Shire Council, New South Wales Land and Water Conservation; WBM Oceanics Australia. Includes covering note from Damien Cavanagh to Alec Costin. 2002 to 2003.

1x Publication "News from Andrew Constance MP". Includes article "Water woes continue to challenge communities". June 2004.

1x Printout "Stream book: From catchment 60000: Tuross River to 609900 Unnamed watercourse" by Department of Land and Water Conservation. Contains list of licences with details. Enclosed in annotated buff Land and Water Conservation envelope. 1998.

1x Bundle of assorted documents. Includes Information brochure (no. 2) "Tuross Estuary and Coila Lake: Estuary management plan: Estuary processes and interactions"; Invitation to attend "Special committee workshop" from Tuross/Coila Lakes Estuary management committee, with attached information brochure (no. 1) "Community values and aspirations". June to July 2002.

1x Report (annotated) "Tuross Estuary/Coila Lake Estuary management plan community workshop background document" by Philip Haines, produced for Eurobodalla Shire Council. 23 July 2002.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1998 - 2004    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Numeric Data, Reports, News Clippings, Published Reports, Forms and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000294 Box Number 025 Series S003
Reports: South East New South Wales groundwater and surface water management

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "Groundwater: New South Wales South East Region Water Management Strategy: Water planning for the future" by the New South Wales Water Resources Council.
July 1994.

1x Publication "Surface water: New South Wales South East Region Water Management Strategy: Water planning for the future" by the New South Wales Water Resources Council.
December 1994.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1994    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000295 Box Number 025 Series S003
Judgement: "Van Son v Forestry Commission of New South Wales"

This inventory item contains

1x Judgment "Van Son v Forestry Commission of New South Wales" (3485/93) by Cohen, J. The Supreme Court of New South Wales, Equity Division. 3 February 1995.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1995    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications
Inventory Identifier A00000296 Box Number 025 Series S003
Assorted documents: Sustainable forestry (mainly prescribed burning at Wadbilliga National Park)

This inventory item contains

1x Portion of newspaper with article "State's largest fuel reduction burn of the year" (regarding Wadbilliga, annotated). Narooma News. 11 April 2007.

1x News clipping "The Wadbilliga burn" (letter) by Alec Costin and Dane Wimbush. 25 April 2007.

1x News clipping "Sustainable forest?" (letter) by John Perkins. 12 December 2007.

5x Pages of handwritten notes on back country burning at Wadbilliga. 2007.

1x Letter from Tony Fleming, Deputy Director-General, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, to Alec Costin regarding prescribed burning at Wadbilliga National Park. Also includes one duplicate. 29 May 2007.

1x Email regarding "Paper on forests and carbon accounting" by Margaret Blakers. Title of paper: "Forests: vital for climate protection". 2007.

2x Pages of typed notes on greenhouse gases and logging, with reference to Gunn's. Undated.

1x Note "NPWS policy statement and objectives of the autumn 2007 Wadbilliga backcountry burn (Narooma News 11/4/07" by Dane Wimbush and Alec Costin. 2007.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2007    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, News Clippings and Loose Notes
Inventory Identifier A00000298 Box Number 026 Series S003
Reports: Managing tree woodlots and plantations

This inventory item (enclosed in large annotated buff envelope) contains

1x Report (with covering letter) "Commercial woodlots and plantations on the Upper Shoalhaven and Upper Wollondilly Catchments: implications for land managers" by Tony Fearnside and Kim Wells. Report for the Southern Tablelands Farm Forestry Network. Also includes letter from Kim Wells to Alec Costin. June to July 2000.

1x Report "Trees, water and salt: An Australian guide to using trees for healthy catchments and productive farms: Research update" by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. 2000.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2000    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000299 Box Number 026 Series S003
Assorted documents mainly regarding fires in Australian alpine regions in 2009

This inventory item contains

1x Photocopy "2003, the year that was.. ." by Allan and Bonnie. Annotated. Includes paragraph on Canberra fires. 2003.

1x Handwritten draft "Natural and cultural values have suffered in June". Unidentified author [Alec Costin?]. 1pp. Undated.

1x Media release with twelve pages (various sizes) of attached notes. Media release is entitled "Let's keep Bermagui's future options open" by Dane Wimbush, regarding logging. Notes refer to various subjects including Gulaga fires, arson, prescribed burning. 2009.

1x Document "Questions to be addressed in planning for fire and catchment management in National Parks". Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2003 - 2009    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Loose Notes and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000305 Box Number 026 Series S003
Assorted documents mainly regarding fires and fire management in New South Wales

This inventory item contains

1x Page of handwritten notes regarding hazard reduction burning and fire management policies. Unidentified author [Costin?]. Undated.

1x Set of documents (with covering letter) produced by the Coolong Foundation for Wilderness Ltd. Documents include One newsletter "The Coolong Bulletin", and Two briefing papers "Kosciuszko's Future: Planning and management" and "Priority actions". Also includes One duplicate of each briefing paper. 2003.

2x Printouts of emails containing "Namdgi report" by Ian Fraser regarding bushfires in the Brindabella section of the Namadgi National Park; and Bushfire record from Yarrangobilly for the last 250,000 years by John Hellstrom. 2003 to 2004.

1x Bundle of correspondence regarding proposed sewer works in Bodalla. Includes letter (on New South Wales Public Works department letterhead) from Ross Bailey to A.B. and B.N. Costin. Also includes one questionnaire and five photocopies (and one draft) of a letter to the attention of Mark Hopkinson, Eurobodalla Shire Council, from Alec Costin. 2009 to 2010.

1x Publication "Snowy Mountains fires: Community information update from Jindabyne fire control". Includes map. 6 February 2003.

1x Report "Independent Scientific Committee: Interim advise on potential effect of fires on values of Kosciuszko National Park". 2003.

1x Fact sheet "What is the NPWS role in fighting fires?" by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Circa 2003.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2003 - 2004    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports and Newsletters
Inventory Identifier A00000307 Box Number 026 Series S003
Proposal outline: "The centenary of federation heritage walking track" (From sea to summit) or Kosciusko to Coast" [with covering letter]

This inventory item contains

1x Proposal outline "The centenary of federation heritage walking track" (From sea to summit) or Kosciusko to Coast" by Ian Haynes. Also includes covering letter (briefly annotated) from Ian and Karin Haynes to Alec Costin. Outline and letter contained in white postpak envelope labelled Maps: Kosci to coast". 19 August 2001.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2001    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000310 Box Number 027 Series S003
Publications, manuscript and correspondence: Conservation in the Australian alps and its international significance

This inventory item (enclosed in large buff envelope labelled "Geoff Mosley: Australian alps - history and an annotated manila folder labelled "UNESCO - IUCN") contains

1x Report "History of conservation of the Australian alps: An introduction" by John Geoffrey Mosley. Undated.

1x Publication "Australia's alps: Why they should be recognised as World Heritage" (Photocopy) by Geoff Mosley. Wild Autumn. 1991.

1x Newsletter "The High Country" (Pamphlet) by the Australian Conservation Foundation. Viewpoint series no. 4. 1969.

1x Handwritten manuscript "Proposal for a report on the international conservation values of the forests of South-Eastern N.S.W." by unidentified author. Includes annotations. Undated.

1x Photocopy of two letters: one from Geoff Mosley (Peak Environmental Enterprises to Judy Lambert (The Wilderness Society); and one from Judy Lambert to Jim Thorsell (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). One covering note is attached to the photocopied letters. 1988.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1969 - 1991    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Drafts and Journals
Inventory Identifier A00000316 Box Number 027 Series S003
Submission summaries, analysis and one covering letter: Kosciuszko National Park plan of management review

This inventory item contains

1x Letter from J. Robson (N.S.W. National Parks and Wildlife Service: Kosciuszko National Park) regarding Plan of Management Review: Summary of submissions received to District Mailing List and Advisory Committee. 13 June 1980.

14x Sets of submissions to the Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management Review (in summary form). Each set fastened with paper clip. Submission summaries numbered 1-600 [complete?] and dated. 1980.

1x Report "Public involvement: Stage one: Kosciusko National Park plan of management review" by New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Kosciusko District. Contains analysis if submissions to the review. 1980.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1980    Quantity 41 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000318 Box Number 028 Series S003
Reports and correspondence: Development of Kosciuszko National Park

This inventory item contains

1x Letter with attached comments regarding the skiing section of the "Draft plan of management" for Kosciuszko National Park. Letter is from Tom Lewis to G. Huggett (Kosciuszko National Park). 24 July 1981.

1x Discussion paper "The future of Thredbo" by the Thredbo Sub-lessees Association and correspondence including covering letter from R. Mildren, Chairman of the Association to M.F.C. Day (Kosciuszko National Park Advisory Committee). Correspondence also includes letter from J. Robson (National Parks and Wildlife Service) regarding meeting of Kosciuszko National Park Advisory Committee. 1981.

1x Set of correspondence regarding policy on sub-leases at Thredbo. The set includes One copy of telex from the Thredbo Sub-lessees association to Kosciusko Thredbo Ltd; One "Notice to all sub-lesees regarding Kosciusko Thredbo policy on sub-leases at Thredbo by Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd"; One letter from Ray Mildren, chairman of the Thredbo Sub-lessees Association to M.F.C. Day. Set fastened with paper clip. 1981.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1981 - 1984    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000319 Box Number 028 Series S003
Documents relating to management of national parks, mainly regarding Kosciusko and Thredbo Pty. Ltd. Lease

This inventory item (enclosed in a buff Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service envelope addressed to D.J. Wimbush) contains

2x Letters from Neville Gare regarding leases and concessions in the Kosciusko and Thredbo areas. One letter addressed to "Don" (D.F. McMichael, Director, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney). Second letter addressed to "Don". Copies. 1968, 1970.

1x Draft report (with covering memorandum) "Kosciusko Thredbo Pty. Ltd. - Problems associated with the control and management of company's development of lease area" by R.W. Smith, Kosciusko National Park. Covering memorandum from N.C. Gare, Superintendent, Kosciusko National Park to Dr. D.F. McMichael. 1968.

1x Report (with attachments) "Highlights of address by Mike McCloskey, Executive Director, The Sierra Club U.S.A." by N.C. Glare, regarding the Third National Wilderness Conference, Katoomba, N.S.W. Attachments include One agenda for conference, One photocopy of cutting from Canberra Times "Conservation bodies plan national wilderness drive". 1983.

1x Set of notes "Some notes on Thredbo" by unidentified author. 5pp. 1979.

1x Excerpt from unidentified document regarding Kosciusko Thredbo Ltd. Shows details of franchise. 2pp. Undated.

1x Photocopied excerpt from unidentified document entitled "Recommendations" (annotated in pink highlighter pen). Photocopy refers to private enterprise in national parks. Undated.

1x Annotated photocopied excerpt from unidentified document entitled "Park concessions". Annotation reads "USA (National Park Service)" in pink highlighter pen. Undated.

1x Annotated photocopied excerpt from unidentified document with first heading which reads "Townsites". Annotation reads "Canda (NPs)" in pink highlighter pen. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1968 - 1983    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, Loose Notes and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000324 Box Number 028 Series S003
Assorted documents: Management and development of alpine national parks, mainly relating to Kosciusko

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "The Perisher skitube: Skifield access system: Environmental Impact Statement: Supplementary Report" by David Hogg. 9 January 1984.

1x Report "The perisher skitube: Skifields access system" by Snowy River Shire Council. Submission to the National Parks and Wildlife Service, New South Wales. 1983.

1x Annotated draft paper "Comments on environmental impact statement on 'The perisher skitube skifield access system'" by Alec Costin. Annotation on front page is addressed to Dane [Wimbush?]. Undated.

1x Report "Accommodation mix: Kosciusko National Park" by J. Robson, Superintendent, Kosciusko District. Report addressed to the Kosciusko National Park Advisory Committee. 1983.

1x Appendix (labelled) "Comments on 'Proposed recommendations alpine area special investigation" by unidentified author. Labelled "Appendix 'C'". Incomplete copy. Undated.

1x Appendix (labelled) "Control of feral cats within the Kosciusko National Park" by A.K. Rathore, Special Scientific Officer, Wildlife. Labelled "Appendix 'F'". 1983.

3x Letters written variously by A.B. Costin and J. Robson and addressed to H. J. Stanley (Chairman, Kosciusko National Park Advisory Committee), Members of the Kosciusko National Park Advisory Committee, Dr. D. Wimbush. Letters refer to issues relating to the Kosciusko National Park including development, controlled burning, and advisory committee appointments. 1978 to 1983.

1x Report "Kosciusko National Park: Action fire plan" by unidentified author. 1981.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range c. 1978 - c. 1984    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Published Papers or Articles and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000326 Box Number 028 Series S003
Administration file: Kosciusko National Park Local Committee

This inventory item contains

1x Administration file for the Kosciusko National Park Local Committee. Contains correspondence, reports, minutes, maps, accounts and other documents relating to the committee. File originally fastened with paper clip, mainly ordered according to date, and contained in labelled manila folder. 13 November 1969 to 16 April 1970.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1969 - 1970    Quantity 4 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Accounts, General Correspondence, Reports, Maps, Memoranda, Minutes and Agendas and Forms
Inventory Identifier A00000344 Box Number 030 Series S003
Report and related documents: "Report on inspections of parts of the Bogong High Plains area, May 2-6, 1977"

This inventory item (packaged in a manila folder labelled "Bogong High Plains Report") contains

1x Australian National University with compliments slip referring to letter from Oliver Moriarty. Also refers to previously attached paper by Stella [Cain] which is missing. Slip initialled by the Director of the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies. 17 January [Circa 1979].

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents referring to a letter to the editor of the Weekly Times by Alex Mitchell, Chairman of the Soil Conservation Authority regarding criticisms of A.B. Costin's report on the Bogong High Plains. Includes Several letters from Alex Mitchell to A.B. Costin, the Minister for Conservation (Victoria) and other government officials and experts . Includes draft and published version of the letter to editor, and an addendum to Costin's report. 1979.

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents relating to criticisms made by Oliver Moriarty and other agents associated with mountain graziers of the Bogong High Plains report by A.B. Costin. Correspondents include Warwick Papst and Alex Mitchell (both from the Soil Conservation Authority, Victoria), Alec Costin. Documents include news clippings, photographs, notes, sections of reports, negatives. Circa 1955 to 1979.

1x Bundle of correspondence regarding a request for photographs of the Bogong High Plains from Dick Johnston (Victorian National Parks Association). Correspondents also include Frank Gibbons (Soil Conservation Authority, Victoria) and Alec Costin. 1974 to 1976.

3x Draft versions of "Report on inspections of parts of the Bogong High Plains area, May 2-6, 1977". Includes corrections and annotations in one version. 6 June 1977.

1x Report (with covering letter) "Report on inspections of parts of the Bogong High Plains area, May 2-6, 1977" by A.B. Costin, Australian National University. Covering letter addressed to Alex Mitchell (Soil Conservation Authority, Victoria) from A.B. Costin. 6-23 June 1977.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range c. 1955 - 1979    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Published Reports, Photographic Film Negatives and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier A00000345 Box Number 030 Series S003
Documents and correspondence: Kosciusko National Park Advisory Committee

This inventory item contains

1x Annotated letter from A.B. Costin to D. Johnson, Director, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (and cc'd to two others) on Australian National University letterhead regarding the misrepresentation of scientific papers on the effects of fires and grazing at a Kosciusko National Park advisory committee meeting. Photocopy. Annotation reads "Burning Kosci Park". 1976.

1x Letter regarding notice of Kosciusko National Park advisory committee meeting. 1976.

2x Reports with covering letter regarding proposed quarry in the Kosciusko National Park. Reports (one annotated) by C. Worboys (Ranger) and D.J. Wimbush. Letter (annotated) addressed to A.B. Costin from G.F. Martin, Superintendent, Kosciusko National Park. 1974.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1974 - 1976    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000351 Box Number 031 Series S003
Assorted documents: Independent Scientific Committee, mainly regarding meeting at Stromlo Observatory

This inventory item (enclosed in an undated Express Post envelope) contains

1x Express Post, yellow, red and white plastic envelope addressed to Alec Costin from the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Envelope packaged by archivist (Jack Roberts; on 22 September 2019) in plastic sleeve to stop glue infecting other documents. Undated.

1x Set of documents relating to the meeting of the Independent Scientific Committee at Stromlo Observatory. Includes covering letter from Mark Adams, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, to Alec Costin. Also includes agenda, timetable for future meetings, table of draft values for the service and draft discussion papers. 2002.

1x Email printout with attachment regarding Independent Scientific Committee meeting on 16 July. Email from Mark Adams. 2002.

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents. Correspondence includes one letter (annotated) from Carole Harrison (Kosciusko Plan of Management, New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service) to Alec Costin; and two photocopies of one letter from Alec Costin to Mark Adams. Other documents include copy of agenda for Stromlo meeting, project plan, draft values, table of values, and "Report to Independent Scientific Committee on attendance at Kosciusko community forum" by Alan Newsome (with "appendix 4 - Key issues .. ." attached). 2002.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2002    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Reports and Memoranda
Inventory Identifier A00000367 Box Number 032 Series S003
Publications and one report: Resource management and ecology of high country (includes "Caring for Kosciuszko" book draft)

This inventory item (enclosed in a large white envelope) contains

1x Large white envelope labelled (on reverse) "'Caring for Kosciuszko': Draft of Book, etc". Envelope stamped on back with Graeme Worboys name, address and telephone number [apparently as sender], and date-stamped on front. 6 January 2016.

1x Summary book plan "Caring for Kosciuszko". Also includes two yellow sticky notes on reverse. Notes addressed from Graeme Worboys to Alec Costin. 2016.

1x Large labelled white envelope containing several documents. Envelope labelling (on front) reads "Deakin University re brumbies: Brumbies". Documents include "Australian ecologists' letter to the NSW premier in support of feral horse control" by Professor Don Driscoll (Deakin University) and 25 others. 2016. Documents also include covering correspondence by Driscoll to Alec Costin. 2016.

1x Report "Australian Alps are changing .. . for the worse: Part three: Water catchments - wild horse impacts" by Graeme L. Worboys, David Freudenberger and Roger Good. 2015.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2015 - 2016    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Loose Notes and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000378 Box Number 033 Series S003
Assorted documents and photographs: Managing Australian alpine catchments

This inventory item (enclosed in a large envelope) contains

1x Large Australia Post Express Post envelope addressed to Alec Costin from Graeme Worboys. Undated.

1x Report (proof copy - with inserted note) "Caring for our Australian Alps catchments" by Graeme L. Worboys et al. Prepared for the Australian Alps Liaison Committee and the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Also includes inserted covering note from Graeme Worboys to Alec Costin. 2011 to 2012.

Approx. 25x Colour photographs and Approx. 35x Negatives (numbered, in strips of approx. four). Photos (unlabelled) show flowers, track erosion, land-drift area and 2002 fire effects at Thredbo. Two negative strips are stuck together. Contents enclosed in torn labelled QFL Photos envelope. Undated.

1x Copy of letter from Nikita Lopoukhine (Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas) to Ted Baillieu (Premier of Victoria) and cc'd to Ryan Smith (Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Victoria) and Tony Bourke (Federal Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities). Letter expresses concern regarding the re-introduction of grazing in the Alpine National Park of Victoria. 2011.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2011 - 2012    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports, Photographic Film Negatives and Loose Photographic Prints
Inventory Identifier A00000381 Box Number 034 Series S003
Reports, media product, correspondence and other documents: Victorian grazing trial

This inventory item contains the following assorted documents relating to Victoria's alpine cattle grazing trial, which were originally enclosed in a large Australia Post envelope (see A00000381):

1x Large annotated Australia Post Express Post envelope addressed to Alec Costin from Martin Callinan at the Australian Academy of Science, Canberra. Annotations include detailed notes (on reverse). Envelope encloses the remaining contents of this inventory item. Undated.

1x White envelope containing correspondence and brief report. Envelope addressed to Alec Costin from Graeme Worboys. Correspondence includes Two identical letters addressed respectively to Ryan Smith (Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Victoria) and Tony Bourke (Federal Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities) from Nikita Lopoukhine (Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas) regarding concerns over the re-introduction of grazing in the Alpine National Park of Victoria. The letter (see inventory item A00000382) was also sent to Ted Baillieu (Premier of Victoria) and cc'd to Ryan Smith (Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Victoria). Correspondence also includes one covering note (on pink sticky note) from Graeme Worboys to Alec Costin. Brief report is entitled "Alpine national park of Victoria grazing" by Carruthers Group (Roger Good, convenor). 2011.

1x Bundle of in-confidence Victorian government documents including One document outlining Victorian government "Key messages" for the MCAV (Mountain Cattlemen of Victoria) meeting; One brief report "Communications approach"; One brief report "Questions and answers" [media talking points?]. Also includes One covering note (on yellow sticky note) from Martin [Callinan?] to Alec Costin. 2011.

1x Bundle of documents regarding Victoria's alpine cattle grazing trial including Seven media reports (website printouts); One media release from Ryan Smith; Correspondence (one email and one letter) variously from Martin Callinan and a large group of concerned scientists. Also includes one covering note (on yellow sticky note) from Martin Callinan to Alec Costin. 2011.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2011    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, News Clippings and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000382 Box Number 034 Series S003
Assorted documents: Victorian alpine grazing

This inventory item contains

1x Bundle of documents including Two copies of "Draft position statement by the Ecological Society of Australia" (one annotated); and Covering correspondence (one email printout and one letter) from Tanya Howard (Ecological Society of Australia) variously to Dane Wimbush and Alec Costin. Documents enclosed in One torn small white envelope labelled (on reverse) as "Ecological society: Grazing position paper" addressed to Alec Costin from Dane Wimbush. 2006.

1x Plastic sheet protector enclosing One letter (reference MC 4096) from Kay Setches (Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands, Victoria) to Alec Costin; Two typewritten copies of letter to the editor of unidentified publication [newspaper?] with One handwritten (annotated) draft. 1990.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1990 - 2006    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000383 Box Number 034 Series S003
Report "Caring for Australian Alps catchments" and related documents

This inventory item contains

2x Copies of publication "Caring for our Australian Alps catchment: Summary report for policy makers" by Graeme Worboys and Roger B. Good. Commonwealth of Australia Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. One copy heavily annotated. One copy with covering note from Steve Horsley to Alec Costin (inside front cover). 2011.

2x Photocopies of letter from Alec Costin to Tony Burke, Federal Minister for the Environment, regarding proposed opening of parts of Kosciuszko National Park to shooters originally enclosed in attached small white envelope labelled (on front) "Attn: MrT" and "For Roger" (on reverse). 2012.

1x Letter from Acacia Rose to Barry O'Farrell, New South Wales Premier, and other state and federal parliamentarians regarding retaining public ownership of Snowy Hydro Pty Ltd. 2012.

1x Annotated report "The Victorian government's trial grazing program in the alpine national park: Implications under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999" by Biosis Research Pty Ltd. 2011.

1x Letter from Hilary Schofield, Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities to Alec Costin, regarding shooting in national parks. Reference C12/7210. 2012.

1x News clipping "Catchment action plan for Southern region" from Narooma News. 2012.

1x Annotated draft "ABC Radio: Bush Telegraph: Segment on Water: The Australian Alps catchments". Annotation is a covering note from Graeme Worboys to Alec Costin. 2012.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2011 - 2012    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000385 Box Number 034 Series S003
Assorted documents: Alpine grazing trial in Victoria [2011]

This inventory item (originally enclosed in large white annotated envelope) contains

1x Large white annotated envelope (with postmark) addressed to A.B. Costin from Good Environmental Systems, Bungendore. Annotation reads (in part) "Question and reject: Said basis for re-introducing cattle". 2011.

1x News clipping "Say no to policy cowboys" by Josh Gordon. The Age. 2011.

1x News clipping "Federal minister orders cattle out of national park" by Adam Morton. The Saturday Age. 2011.

1x Annotated report "Review of the experimental design of the alpine grazing project" by Jake Urlus et al. Ecology Australia. 2011.

1x Media release "Alpine scientists condemn Victorian alpine grazing". Carruthers group of alpine ecologists (including media contacts Roger Good and Alec Costin). Includes yellow sticky note from Good to Costin. Circa 2011.

1x Website printout (annotated) "Changes to cattle grazing in Victoria's alpine national park". Department of sustainability and environment, Victoria. Annotation reads (in part) "What a document!!!". 2011.

1x Letter (with drafts) to Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, from Roger Good, convenor, Carruthers Group of Alpine Ecologists. Includes approx. fourteen pages of draft writing (variously typed and handwritten). Circa 2011.

1x Bundle of assorted documents (with covering note) including One letter (with attached business card of Martin Callinan) to Ryan Smith from Ary Hoffman and others (Australian Academy of Science); One report "Cattle grazing trials in the Victorian Alpine National Park" (notes of visit to grazed areas) by Henrik Wahren; One email printout from Philip Ingamellls (Victorian National Parks Association) including map and annotated attachment "Research summary" (annotations show - in part - Costin's clear objections to trial). Covering note from Callinan to Costin is written on yellow sticky note. 2011.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2011    Quantity 3 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, News Clippings, Loose Notes, Published Reports and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000388 Box Number 034 Series S003
Assorted documents: Conservation in Deua area. Part I

This inventory item contains the following documents, enclosed in a green manila folder labelled "Deua Wilderness":

1x Paper "Diamond Creek Bird Survey" by Michael Crowley. Undated.

1x Report "An Initial Fauna Survey of part of the Dampier State Forest: An Area Under Consideration for Logging" by Deryk Engel. 1991.

1x Report "Draft Nomination for the Register of the National Estate" by Cameron Williams. Annotated with covering letter. 1994.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range c. 1991 - c. 1994    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports and Published Papers or Articles
Inventory Identifier A00000467 Box Number 041 Series S003
Assorted documents: Conservation in Deua area. Part II

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally enclosed in a green manila folder labelled "Deua Wilderness" (see inventory item A00000467):

1x Report "Assessment Report on the DEUA Wilderness Area proposed by Federation of Bushwalking Clubs (NSW). Includes handwritten note to Alec from Roger (surname unknown). March 1991.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range March 1991    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000468 Box Number 041 Series S003
Assorted documents: Conservation in Deua area. Part III

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally enclosed in a green manila folder labelled "Deua Wilderness" (see inventory item A00000467):

1x Report "DEUA Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation". July 1991.

1x Proposal "Options for the Protection of the DEUA Wilderness". June 1991.

1x Report "DEUA Wilderness Nomination: Summary of Submissions from Private Landholders, Government Departments and Interested Third Parties". July 1991.

1x Faxed report "Results of DEUA/Wadbilliga Visitor Survey". 1991.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1991    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Reports, Facsimile Transmissions and Proposals and/or Submissions
Inventory Identifier A00000469 Box Number 041 Series S003
Assorted documents relating to research on Australia's high country. Part II

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally inserted in the publication "Research on Australia's high country" by Catherine Pickering et al (see inventory item A00000471):

1x Report "Managing the Kosciuszko Alpine Area: Conservation Milestones and Future Challenges" by Graeme L. Worboys and Catherine Pickering. Mountain Tourism Research Report: No. 3. Heavily annotated in pencil. Undated.

1x Plastic document folder containing printout of email from Maurice Sexton to numerous recipients regarding a presentation Olaf Moon and Jane Wheaton gave on "KHA" at a joint dinner for "CF" and "ISC" members. Also contains annotated report entitled "Submission from The Kosciusko Huts Association Inc. to the Review of the Plan of Management for Kosciuszko National Park". July 2002.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range c. 2002    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000471 Box Number 041 Series S003
Assorted documents: Resource management mainly relating to Kosciusko, Currango and Charlotte Pass

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "Kosciusko National Park: Plan of management draft amendments" by National Parks and Wildlife Service New South Wales. Includes some annotations, mainly on front cover. 1987.

1x Publication "Kosciusko National Park: Plan of management draft amendments" by National Parks and Wildlife Service New South Wales. Includes some annotations. Also includes inserted related correspondence between Kosciusko National Park and A.B. Costin. 1991.

1x Report "Unlocking Currango: Interpretive plan: Part of Currango conservation management plan, 2003: First draft". Possibly produced by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service. Includes dedication on front cover from Allan Fox to "Alec". Also includes note on index card from "Allan" to "Alec" inserted in front cover. Undated.

1x Annotated agenda for Scientific sites meeting. 16 November, 1997.

1x Fax with covering note. Includes "Statement from the forum" by participants in the Scientists Forum at Charlotte Pass. Covering note is from [Lorraine?] to Graeme Enders. 17 December, 1997.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1987 - 1997    Quantity 4 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000482 Box Number 042 Series S003
Reports and correspondence: Mountain tourism subprogram of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "CRC for sustainable tourism: Annual report 1998-1999. This publication is inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 1999.

2x Reports with covering correspondence. Reports entitled "Research students in mountain tourism" and "Current research projects" by Mountain Tourism Subprogram of Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism. Includes covering letter from Catherine Pickering to Alec Costin. 2000.

1x Letter from Catherine Pickering to Alex Costin regarding the steering committee for the mountain tourism subprogram. Includes annotation by Pickering. 1999.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1999 - 2000    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000485 Box Number 042 Series S003
Kosciuszko National Park management plans and related documents

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "2004 draft plan of management: Kosciuszko National Park. Part of the Australian Alps cooperative management program" by New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation. Includes annotations in pencil and two maps inside back cover. This publication was originally inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 2004.

1x Publication "Plan of management: Kosciusko National Park: 1982" by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Includes map inserted into back cover. Some loose pages. Annotated. 1982.

1x Publication "Kosciuszko: A window of discovery". Supplement to the Canberra Times. 2004.

1x Colour NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service presentation folder enclosing the following documents:

- 1x Letter from Penny Spoedler, Kosciuszko Planning Team, to "Independent Scientific Committee Member". File ref 04/04064. 14 May, 2004.
- 7x Publications regarding the 2004 draft managemenent plan for Kosciuszko National Park. Includes a summary, invitation for comments, frequently asked questions, guidelines for making a submission, Aboriginal working group and elders, statement from Aboriginal working group, independent scientific committee. Contains annotations. 2004.
- 2x Issues of "Mountain Messages: Respect and Recognition". Newsletter for Aboriginal communities involved in Kosciuszko National Park. Issues 1 and 2. 2003.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 1982 - 2004    Quantity 5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Newsletters, Published Reports and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000499 Box Number 044 Series S003
Assorted correspondence and other documents: "Sea to snow" world heritage proposal

This inventory item contains

1x Publication " A review of the floristic values of the Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area" by J. Balmer et al. Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Water and Resources. Includes dedication from Jenny Whinam to Alec Costin on first page. This publication was originally inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 2003.

1x Letter from Geoff Mosley (Peak Environmental Enterprises) to Alec Costin regarding the "sea to snow" heritage proposal. 23 February, 2006.

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents relating to the "sea to snow" world heritage and national heritage list proposals. Correspondence involves Geoff Mosley, Alec Costin, Terry Bailey (NSW Department of the Enviroment and Heritage), John Blay. Documents include national heritage list nomination form (completed in typescript and annotated), handwritten notes, fax copy of publication entitled "The alps/forest world heritage campaign: The greatest challenges bring the greatest rewards" by Geoff Mosley (Colong Bulletin). 2005.

1x Bundle of correspondence and other documents relating to the alps/forests world heritage nomination proposal. Correspondents and addressees include Fiona McCrossin (The Colong Foundation for Wilderness), Bob Debus (NSW Minister for the Environment), Alec Costin, Geoff Mosley, Jane Whinam (Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment). Other documents include One media statement; One set of handwritten notes; One document "Some milestones in the evolution of the alps/forests world heritage nomination proposal"; One publication "Natural heritage criteria and conditions of integrity" by Tasmania Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment. 2005 to 2006.

1x Report "Bega Valley region old path ways and trails mapping project" by John Blay. Report of the Bega Valley Council Region Old Path Ways and Trails Mapping Project. Includes brief annotations. 2005.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2003 - 2006    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports, Loose Notes, Published Reports, Forms and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000500 Box Number 044 Series S003
Draft plan of management for Kosciuszko National Park and related documents

This inventory item contains

1x Publication "2004 draft plan of management: Kosciuszko National Park. Part of the Australian Alps cooperative management program" by New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation. Includes annotations on front cover and two maps inside back cover. This publication was originally inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 2004.

1x Letter (with attachment) from Rod Atkins (Australian Alps national parks Cooperative Management Program) to Alec Costin regarding the Australian Alps "vision for the future" draft. Also includes attached draft document "A vision of the future for the Australian Alps from the celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Alps MOU: Thredbo June 2007" by the Australian Alps Liaison Committee. 2007.

1x Handwritten letter (with attachment) from Geoff Mosley to Alec Costin, requesting one page statement on world heritage values of the "sea to snow" proposal. Attachment entitled "Some milestones in the evolution of the alps/South East forests world heritage nomination proposal" (original author unidentified, updated by Geoff Mosley). 2007.

1x Magazine "Wilderness news: the magazine of the Wilderness Society". Issue 173. Magazine open on article "Forests and climate" by Virginia Young. 2008.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2004 - 2008    Quantity 6 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Correspondence, Drafts, Journals and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000505 Box Number 045 Series S003
Assorted documents on forests as carbon storage and associated campaigns

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally inserted in the publication "2004 draft plan of management: Kosciuszko National Park" (see inventory item A00000505):

1x Publication "Green carbon: The role of natural forests in carbon storage: Part 1. A green carbon account of Australia's South-Eastern Eucalypt forests, and policy implications" by Brendan Mackey et al. ANU E Press. This publication is inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 2008.

1x Extract of article by unidentified author from unidentified publication (possibly magazine or newspaper). Article discusses threat of Gunns pulp mill for the Tamar Valley in Tasmania. Inlcudes boxes "Farmers prepare to abandon paradise" and "A clash of cultures and generations" both by Matthew Newton. Photocopy. Undated.

1x Annotated printout of webpage "Forests and global warming" by Chipstop: Campaign Against Woodchipping the South East and East Gippsland Forests. Annotation contains note from Dane Wimbush to Alec Costin, and corrections. Colour laser print. 2007.

1x Annotated media release "Woodchip rip off!" by Nick Summers, regarding proposed woodchipping plant in the Eurobodalla Shire. Annotation contains note to Alec Costin from Dane [Wimbush?] 2008.

1x Working paper "Biocarbon, biodiversity and climate change. A REDD Plus scheme for Australia" by Margaret Blakers. Green Institute working paper 3. Includes four attachments. July, 2008.

1x Draft statement (possibly media release) "Think climate, think forests: Conservation groups say forests must be a key element of Australia's climate change policies" by South East Region Conservation Alliance. Undated.

1x Flyer "Green carbon counts: Australia's natural native forests offer a quick & cheap way to cut our greenhouse gas emissions" by the South East Region Conservation Alliance, Bren Weatherstone and many others including Rob and Dane Wimbush, the Wilderness Society. Colour laser printed copy. Undated.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2007 - 2008    Quantity 2 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, Drafts, Journals, Published Papers or Articles and Public Relations Material
Inventory Identifier A00000506 Box Number 045 Series S003
"An assessment of the values of Kosciusko National Park" and related documents

This inventory item contains the following documents, originally inserted in the publication "2004 draft plan of management: Kosciuszko National Park" (see inventory item A00000505):

1x Annotated publication "An assessment of the values of Kosciuszko National Park" by the Kosciuszko Independent Scientific Committee. Interim report. This publication is inserted with the remaining contents of this inventory item. 2004.

1x News clipping "Fire razes Kosciuszko hut" by unidentified author. Unidentified publicaiton. Undated.

3x Faxes. Two faxes each contain a draft of "Submission for Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management on control of willows". The third fax contains a document "For insertion in ISC report" (containing minor edits). Faxes from "Wimbush" to unidentified recepient/s. 12 and 19 January, 2003.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2003 - 2004    Quantity 5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, News Clippings and Facsimile Transmissions
Inventory Identifier A00000507 Box Number 045 Series S003
"An assessment of the values of Kosciusko National Park" [Penultimate draft report]

This inventory item contains

1x Draft report "An assessment of the values of Kosciusko National Park" by the Kosciuszko Independent Scientific Committee. Penultimate draft. Also includes minor annotations. February, 2004.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2004    Quantity 4 cm, 1 Folder
Formats Drafts and Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000508 Box Number 045 Series S003
Assorted documents mainly relating to Snowy Hydro and Snowy Plains

This inventory item contains the following documents, inserted inside an annotated manilla folder (which also includes an annotated yellow sticky note):

2x Copies of "Snowy Hydro: Renewable energy: Jindabyne Dam upgrade project & Snowy Hydro and the community: Newsletter". Issue 3. November, 2004.

2x Newspaper articles "Mopping up the great Snowy River tip" by James Woodford, Sydney Morning Herald Weekend Edition; "Where there's smoke.. ." by Rosslyn Beeby, the Canberra Times. Photocopies. 2005 to 2006.

1x Publication "Australian Institute of Alpine Studies: Newsletter". Number 19. Also numbered in pencil on front cover. 2006.

2x Maps "Fire activity: 22 January 2003" and "Fire activity: 7 February 2003" by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Mainly shows area between Canberra and the Victoria-New South Wales border. Minor annotations on reverse of both maps. 2003.

1x Annotated publication "Report to the Minister for the Environment and Minister for Planning: Review of Snowy precipitation enhancement research project annual report (February 2005)" by the Natural Resources Commission. Document no. D05/2226. Version 1.0. October, 2005.

2x Letters regarding the Snowy Plains area adjacent to the Kosciuszko National Park. Letters exchanged between Alec Costin and Tony Fleming (New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service). Also includes one additional copy of letter from Alec Costin. Letter from Fleming is annotated. 2006.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Date range 2004 - 2006    Quantity 1 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Maps, News Clippings, Newsletters, Journals and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000509 Box Number 045 Series S003
Assorted documents relating to heritage proposals for Australian alpine areas

This inventory item contains

1x White annotated Commonwealth of Australia Department of the Environment and Heritage envelope addressed to Alec Costin. Annotations read: "Australian Heritage Commission Guidelines & Nomination Form: Austn Alps NPs Information." Envelope originally enclosed the remaining contents of this inventory item. 16 April 2004.

1x "Australian Alps National Parks Touring Map" by the Australian Alps Liaison Committee. 1999.

1x Letter (with attachments) from Phil Ingamells (Victorian National Parks Association) to Alec Costin regarding proposed presentations to Victorian, New South Wales, ACT and Federal governments on conservation protection for Australian alpine national parks. Attachments include One memorandum of understanding; One brochure; One draft proposed management structure. Documents enclosed in white envelope labelled "Vic NP Assn" and including notes on reverse. 2002 to 2004.

1x Bundle of assorted documents including report on Eden Region old path ways and trails mapping project by John Blay and Ben Cruse for Eden Local Aboriginal Lands Council; correspondence regarding N; Correspondence and other documents regarding National Heritage List nomination process; "Ask first: A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values" by Australian Heritage Commission; Small envelope with brief handwritten notes; 2002 to 2004.

Creator Alec Baillie Costin
Control Most metal objects not removed from this item onwards. Jack Roberts 2018-11-28
Date range 2002 - 2004    Quantity 0.5 cm, 1 Folder
Formats General Publications, General Correspondence, Reports and Published Reports
Inventory Identifier A00000812 Box Number 057 Series S003

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