John Pickard

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member

About

For the past few years I have described myself professionally as "an eclectic naturalist fascinated by landscapes". I see questions everywhere, and from these, I try to answer a very few. My academic mentor taught me that the best way to approach these questions was by getting your feet dirty in the field, using all available technology, but also thinking about how the local information fitted into broader contexts, and seeking confirmatory evidence in disparate fields. This has been my approach over most of my career.

I've had a chequered professional trajectory including mapping vegetation in western NSW, geomorphology in Antarctica and semi-arid NSW, senior public servant, and then academia, before a final attempt in the NSW government. My research on the impact of Europeans in semi-arid NSW lead to an increasing interest, and then focus on rural fences: their history (including trying to put stakes through the hearts of some evergreen historical myths), the different structures used, their spatial distribution across  Australia (> 5,000 sampled sites), and their heritage.

Along the way I've always tried to make my research accessible to anyone interested (or silly) enough to ask me about it: senior people in large companies, farmers, stockmen, local history groups, my long-suffering students, national conferences and academic seminars. Local history groups are always rewarding, and not just the tea and biscuits. Their intimate local knowledge always gives me for clues of old fences to hunt down, or people to talk with.

Area of Expertise

1. RURAL FENCES

With my database of fences sampled across Australia, integrated with my knowledge of the history of Australian rural fences, I can provide expert assessment of particular structures, or advice on historic fences generally.

2. EUROPEAN HISTORY OF SEMI-ARID NSW

Knowledge gained from working as Assistant Commissioner (Land Resources) of the Western Lands Commission, plus from intensive research into the history of leases, management and the impact on landscape can be applied in many areas of western NSW.

3. PUBLIC SPEAKING

I can present entertaining and educational talks to a wide range of audiences, with the presentation tailored specifically for the occasion, location and group. Feedback has always been enthusiastically positive. Topics are varied, but primarily using rural fences as a starting point to better understand Australian history at both national and local levels.

 

Publications/Past Work

 

1. Papers dealing primarily with historical themes are shown in bold.

2.  I'm happy to email or burn CDs / DVDs of PDFs of most of the papers. Send me an email, but please, no humungous shopping lists asking for everything!    

REFEREED PAPERS IN JOURNALS

 

Pickard, J. (2013) Dog-legs and cockatoos: clarifying two confused and confusing early Australian fencing terms. Australasian Historical Archaeology 31: 33-41.

 

Pickard, J. (2010) Wire fences in colonial Australia: technology transfer and adaptation 1842 - 1900. Rural History 21 (1), 1-32.

 

Pickard, J. (2008). Shepherding in colonial Australia. Rural History 19 (1): 55-80.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). The transition from shepherding to fencing in colonial Australia. Rural History 20 (2): 1-20.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Railway fences: thousands of kilometres of (almost) unknown heritage. Historic Environment 20 (2): 5-11.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Australian rural fences: heritage challenges for conserving the unconservable. International Journal of Heritage Studies 13 (6): 489-510.

 

Mackintosh, A., White, D., Fink, D., Gore, D.B., Pickard, J. & Fanning, P.C. (2007) Exposure ages from mountain dipsticks in Mac.RobertsonLand, East Antarctica, indicate little change in ice-sheet thickness since the Late Glacial Maximum. Geology 35 (6), 551-554

 

Pickard, J. (2005) Post and rail fences. Derivation, development, and demise of rural technology in colonial Australia. Agricultural History 79 (1), 27-49

 

Pickard, J. (2002) Assessing vegetation change over a century using repeat photography. Australian Journal of Botany 50, 409-414.

 

Gore, D., Brierley, G., Pickard, J. & Janzen, J. (2000) Anatomy of a floodout in semi-arid eastern Australia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie Suppl. Bd. 122, 113-139

 

Pickard, J. (1999) Tunnel erosion initiated by feral rabbits in gypsum, semi-arid New South Wales, Australia. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie 43, 155-166.

 

Pickard, J (1999) The first fences: fencing the colony of New South Wales, 1788-1823. Agricultural History 73, 46-69.

 

Kimani, K. & Pickard, J. (1998) Recent trends and implications of group ranch sub-division and fragmentation in Kajaido District, Kenya. The Geographical Journal 164, 202-213.

 

Pickard, J (1998) Trespass, common law, government regulations, and fences in colonial New South Wales, 1788-1828. Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society 84, 131-139.

 

Gore, D.B. & Pickard, J. (1998) Proglacial hydrology and drainage, southeastern Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 119, 181-196.

 

Pickard, J. (1997) Rural fences: perhaps the most common, (and most commonly neglected) component of European cultural landscapes in Australia. Historic Environment 13 (3 & 4), 19-22.

 

Pickard, J. & Selkirk, J. M. (1997) An improved hand core sampler for peat.  Palynology 21, 209-211

 

Pickard, J. (1997) Griffith Taylor’s ‘palimpsest theory’ of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. Australian Geographer 28, 53-67.

 

Symanski, R. & Pickard, J. (1996) Rules by which we judge one another. Progress in Human Geography 20, 175-182.

 

Gore, D.B., Pickard, J., Baird, A.S. & Webb, J.A. (1996) Glacial Crooked Lake, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Polar Record 32, 19-24.

 

Pickard, J. & Norris, E.H. (1994) The natural vegetation of north-western New South Wales: notes to acompany the 1: 1 000 000 vegetation map sheet. Cunninghamia. 3, 423-464.

 

Eldridge, D.J. & Pickard, J. (1994) Effects of ants on sandy soils in semi-arid Australia. II. Relocation of nest entrances and consequences for bioturbation. Australian Journal of Soil Research 32, 323-333.

 

Pickard, J. (1993) Western New South Wales - increased rainfall not a miracle, leads to recovery. Australian Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 6(4), 4-9.

 

Pickard, J. (1993) European pastoral heritage in western New South Wales: technological change in fences. The Rangeland Journal 14, 190-204.

 

Gaull, B.A., Adamson, D.A.& Pickard, J. (1992) Seismicity associated with icebergs calving from glaciers near Mawson, East Antarctica. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences 39, 473-480.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Land management in semi-arid environments of New South Wales. Vegetatio 91, 191-208.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Analysis of stocking records from 1884 to 1988 during the subdivision of Momba, the largest property in semi-arid New South Wales. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of Australia 16, 245-253.

 

Pickard, J., Adamson, D.A., Harwood, D.M., Miller, G.H., Quilty, P.G.,& Dell, R.K. (1988) Early Pliocene marine sediments, coastline and climate of East Antarctica. Geology 16 (2), 158-161.

 

Vitt, D.H., Horton, D.G. & Pickard J. (1987) An annotated list of the bryophytes of Keele Peak, Yukon - an isolated granitic mountain. Memoirs of the New YorkBotanical Garden 45, 198-210.

 

Pickard, J., Adamson, D.A., Harwood, D.M., Miller, G.H., Quilty, P.G .& Dell, R.K. (1986) Early Pliocene marine sediments in the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctic: implications for coastline, ice sheet and climate. South African Journal of Science 82, 520-521.

 

Pickard, J., Adamson, D.A. & Heath, C.W. (1986) The evolution of WattsLake, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica, from marine inlet to freshwater lake. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 53, 271-288.

 

Pickard, J. (1985) The Holocene fossil marine macrofauna of the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. Boreas 14 (2), 189-202.

 

Pickard, J. (1984) Comment on "Wastage of the Klutlan ice-cored moraines, Yukon Territory, Canada" by Driscoll (1980) Quaternary Research 22, 259.

 

Pickard, J. & Seppelt, R.D. (1984) Holocene occurrence of the moss Bryum algens Card. in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. Journal of Bryology 13, 209-217.

 

Pickard, J. (1984) Exotic plants on Lord Howe Island: distribution in space and time, 1853-1981. Journal of Biogeography 11, 181-208.

 

Pickard, J. & Seppelt, R.D. (1984) Phytogeography of Antarctica. Journal of Biogeography 11, 83-102.

 

Adamson, D.A., Pickard, J., Bird, G.A. & Foley, C. (1984) Audible wind-generated shock waves in Antarctica. Polar Record 22, 186-189.

 

Pickard, J. (1984) Retreat of ice scarps on an ice-cored moraine, Vestfold Hill, Antarctica. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 28, 443-453.

 

Pickard, J. (1983) Surface lowering of ice-cored moraines by wandering lakes. Journal of Glaciology 29, 338-342.

 

Pickard, J. (1983) Rare or threatened plants on Lord Howe Island. Biological Conservation 27, 125-139

 

Pickard, J. (1983) Pingos in Antarctica. Quaternary Research 20, 105-109.

 

Rodd, A.N .& Pickard, J. (1983) Census of the vascular flora of Lord Howe Island. Cunninghamia 1, 267-280.

 

Pickard, J. (1983) Vegetation of Lord Howe Island. Cunninghamia 1, 133-265.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) A willy-willy in Antarctica. Meteorology Australia 2, 16.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) Holocene winds of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 25, 353-358.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) Catastrophic disturbance and vegetation on Little Slope, Lord Howe Island. Australian Journal of Ecology 7, 169-178.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) The vegetation of the Vestfold Hills, a progress report. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 52, 295-297.

 

Brophy, J.J., Flynn, T.M., Lassak, E.V. & Pickard, J. (1982) The volatile herb oil of Kippistia suaedifolia. Phytochemistry 21, 812-814.

 

Everitt, D.A., Poore, G.C.B. & Pickard, J. (1980) Marine benthos from Davis Station, eastern Antarctica. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 31 (6), 829-836.

 

Beeston, G.R., Walker, P.J., Purdie, R. & Pickard, J. (1980) Plant communities of the Poplar Box (Eucalyptus populnea) lands of eastern Australia. Australian Rangeland Journal 2 (1), 1-16.

 

Pickard, J. (1980) The palm seed industry of Lord Howe Island.Principes 24, 3-13.

 

Hutchings, P.A., Recher, H.F., Pickard, J. & Weate, P.A. (1977) A survey of mangroves at Brooklyn, Hawkesbury River, New South Wales. Operculum 5, 105-112.

 

Pickard, J. (1976) Contamination of rumen samples during washing. Journal of Range Management 29, 438.

 

Pickard, J. (1976) The effect of feral goats (Capra hircus L.) on the vegetation of Lord Howe Island. Australian Journal of Ecology 1, 103-114.

 

Pickard, J. (1973) An annotated botanical bibliography of Lord Howe Island. Contributions from the National Herbarium of New South Wales 4, 470-491.

 

Pickard, J. (1972) Annotated bibliography of floristic lists of New South Wales. Contributions from the National Herbarium of New South Wales 4, 291-317.

 

Pickard, J. (1972) Rate of movement of transgressive sand dunes at Cronulla, New South Wales. Journal of the Geological Society of Australia 19, 213-216.

 

           REFEREED PAPERS IN BOOKS OR CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Predator-proof fences for biodiversity conservation: some lessons from dingo fences. Pp. 197-207 in Dickman, C., Lunney, D. and Bergin, S. (eds) (2007) Animals of arid Australia: out on their own. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (2001) Safe carrying capacity and sustainable grazing: how much have we learnt in semi-arid Australia in the last 170 years? pp. 275-289 in Conacher, A.J. (ed) (2001) Land degradation. Kluwer, Dortrecht.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Fences: ordinary objects integrating the history of ordinary landscapes. Proceedings of 1994 Annual Conference of Royal Australian Historical Society,  pp. 7-23.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Land degradation and conservation in the semi-arid zone of Australia: grazing is the problem...and the cure. pp. 131-137 in Moritz, C. & Kikkawa, J. (eds) (1994) Conservation biology in Australia and Oceania Surrey Beatty, Chipping Norton.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Do old survey plans help us discover what happened to western New South Wales when Europeans arrived? Chapter 6, pp. 65-74 in Lunney, D., Hand, S., Reed, P. & Butcher, D. (eds) (1994) Future of the fauna of western New South Wales. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Post-European changes in creeks of semi-arid rangelands, "Polpah Station", New South Wales. pp. 271-283 in Millington, A.C. & Pye, K. (eds) (1994) Environmental change in drylands. Biogeographical and geomorphological perspectives. John Wiley, London.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Land management in semi-arid environments of New South Wales. pp. 191-208 in Henderson-Sellers, A. & Pitman, A.J. (eds) (1991) Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) The use of mallee lands for pastoral purposes, plant products and minerals. pp. 271-275 in Noble, J.C., Joss, P.J. & Jones, G.K. (eds) 1990 The mallee lands, a conservation perspective. CSIRO, Melbourne.

 

Seppelt, R.D., Broady, P.A., Pickard, J. & Adamson, D.A. (1988) Plants and landscape in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. pp. 185-196 in Ferris, J.M., Burton, H.R., Johnstone, G.W. & Bayley, I.A.E. (eds) (1988) Biology of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. Developments in Hydrobiology, 34, (Kluwer, Dordrecht)

 

Pickard, J. (1986) Antarctic oases, Davis Station and the Vestfold Hills. pp. 1-20 in Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Adamson, D.A. & Pickard, J. (1986) Cainozoic history of the Vestfold Hills. pp. 63-98 in Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Adamson, D.A. & Pickard, J. (1986) Physiography and geomorphology of the Vestfold Hills. pp. 99-140 in Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1986) Spatial relations of the vegetation of the Vestfold Hills. pp. 275-308 in Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1986) The Vestfold Hills: a window on Antarctica. pp. 333-351 in Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J., Selkirk, P.M. & Selkirk, D.R. (1984) Late Quaternary climates of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica, and Macquarie Island. pp. 173-192 in Vogel, J.C (ed) Late Cainozoic palaeoclimates of the Southern Hemisphere. AA Balkema, Rotterdam.

 

Pickard, J., & Jacobs, S.W.L. (1984) Vegetation patterns on the Sassafras Plateau, New South Wales. pp. 54-66 in Young, R.W. & Nanson, G.C. (eds) (1984) Topics in Australian sandstone environments. Department of Geography, University of Wollongong, Wollongong.

 

Pickard, J. & Adamson, D.A.. (1983) Perennially frozen lakes at glacier/rock margins, east Antarctica. pp. 470-472 in Oliver, R.L., James, P.R. & Jago, J.B. (eds) (1983) Antarctic earth sciences Australian Academy of Sciences, Canberra

 

Adamson, D.A. & Pickard, J. (1983) Late Quaternary ice movement across the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. pp. 465-469 in Oliver, R.L., James, P.R. & Jago, J.B. (eds) (1983) Antarctic earth sciences Australian Academy of Sciences, Canberra

 

Pickard, J. & Boyland, D.E.. (1981) Comparison of three small-scale (1: 1M) vegetation mapping techniques. pp. 86-96 in Gillison, A.N. & Anderson, D.J. (eds) (1981) Vegetation classification in Australia. AustralianNationalUniversity Press, Canberra.

 

            BOOKS

 

Pickard, J. (ed) (1986) Antarctic oasis. Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills. Academic Press, Sydney.

 

Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981) Plants of New South Wales, A census of the cycads, conifers and angiosperms. New South Wales Government Printer, Sydney.

 

            CHAPTERS OR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

 

Pickard, J. (2006) Fences for biodiversity conservation in the arid zone: some lessons from history. pp. 329-332 in Erklenz, P. (ed) 2006 The cutting edge. Conference papers, 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangelands Society, Renmark, South Australia, September 2006.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Quaternary studies and land rehabilitation in semi-arid New South Wales; or when is a scald not a scald? pp. 109-117 in Brierley, G. & Chappell, J. (eds) (1991) Applied Quaternary studies. Australian National University, Canberra.

 

Pickard, J. (1988) Impact of recent legislation on the Western Division of New South Wales. Working papers, 5th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangelands Society, Longreach, Queensland. pp 103-106.

 

Pickard, J. & Adamson, D.A.. (1983) Holocene marine deposits and ice retreat, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. p. 110 in Chappell, J.M.A. & Grindrod, A. (eds) (1983) Proceedings of the first CLIMANZ Conference. Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University, Canberra.

 

Pickard, J. & Adamson, D.A. (1983) Probable late Pleistocene marine deposits in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. pp. 20-21 in Chappell, J.M.A. & Grindrod, A. (eds) (1983) Proceedings of the first CLIMANZ Conference. Department of Biogeography and Geomorphology, Australian National University, Canberra.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) Vegetation of the Budawang range. pp. 241-249 in Anon. (ed) (1982) Pigeon House and beyond. Budawang Committee, Eastwood.

 

Pickard, J. (1977) [Beyond the Divide, and other material] Scenic wonders of Australia. Readers Digest, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1977) The use of fire in management of small reserves. pp. 7-20 in Anon. (ed) (1977) Ecofire. National Parks Association of New South Wales, Sydney.

 

Recher, H.F. & Pickard, J. (1977) Five years later. pp. 40-41 in Smith, N. (ed) (1977) Lord Howe Island. The Australian Museum, Sydney.

 

Clark, S.S. & Pickard, J. (1977) Vegetation and environment. pp. 19-22 in Smith, N. (ed) (1977) Lord Howe Island. The Australian Museum, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1977) Botanical bibliography. Appendix 1, pp. 81-82 in Recher, H.F. & Clark, S.S.. (eds) (1977) Environmental survey of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales Government Printer, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J & Clark, S.S.. (1977) Lord Howe Island weeds. Appendix H, pp. 77-80 in Recher, H.F. & Clark, S.S. (eds) (1977) Environmental survey of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales Government Printer, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1977) Vegetation map and notes. Appendix C, pp. 27-36 in Recher, H.F. & Clark, S.S. (eds) (1977) Environmental survey of Lord Howe Island. New South Wales Government Printer, Sydney.

 

            MISCELLANEOUS

 

Pickard, J. (1998) A 19th century vernacular horizontal sundial from outback Australia. Bulletin of the British Sundial Society 98.1, 26-29.

 

Pickard, J. (1997) Discovering a new species: Acacia pickardii Tindale. Newsletter of the Alice Springs Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants August 1997, 3-4.

 

Pickard, J. (1993) Vegetation and geomorphology of MOMBA. Final report National Estate research grant from Department of Planning.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Genealogy of maps of Lord Howe Island, 1788-1988. The Globe (37) III.80-III.84.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Artesian springs in the Western Division of New South Wales. Working Paper 9202, Graduate School of the Environment, Macquarie University.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Constructing exclosures for rangelands research. Some lessons learned the hard way. Range Management Newsletter March 1992, 6-8.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Diet of diprotodons: a mystery solved. Quaternary Australasia 9 (2), 29-30.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Sheep and rabbits: the biological chainsaws. Search 22, 48-50.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Diet of diprotodons, a mystery of the sands. Quaternary Australasia 8(2), 25.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Attitudes and environmental use in the forgotten seventy percent of Australia. Australian Zoologist 26, 54-58.

 

Pickard, J. (1988) Kangaroos on western lands leases: the Western Lands Commission view. Australian Zoologist 24, 151-153

 

Pickard, J. (1987) Mallee management strategy. Western Lands Commission, Sydney.

 

Aharon, P, Pickard, J & Adamson, D.A. (1987) Documentation of an ice-melting event during isotope stage 3 related to the East Antarctic ice cap. INQUA Abstracts.

 

Pickard, J. (1981) Vegetation of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. Abstracts of the XIII International Botanical Congress p. 149.

 

Recher, H.F., Douglas, I., Gentle, W., Hitchcock, P.P., Pickard, J., Scott, M.E. & Somerville, J.G. (1978) The definition of key environmental problems in land conservation. Final report of the Land Conservation Study Group, Premier's Department, Sydney.

 

Anon [Pickard, J.] (1977) Red data sheets for Charmichaelia exsul, Marratia salicina and Passiflora herbertiana ssp.insulae-howei. IUCN Threatened Plants Committee, London.

 

Pickard, J. (1976) Lord Howe Island. Letter to the editor, New Scientist 22 April 1976, pp. 195-196.

 

Johnson, L.A.S., Fraser, H., Gentle, S.W., Gillard, R., Hartigan, D.J., Humphries, F.R., Mullins, M.G., Murphy, M.P., Neuhaus, J.W., Pickard, J., Pitman, M.G., Ralph, C., Scheltema, H., Seymour, S., Tomkins, J. & Watson, W.R.. (1975) Report from the Committee on the Deterioration of Norfolk Island Pines on Metropolitan Beaches.Premier’s Department, Sydney

 

Clark, S.S. & Pickard, J. (1974) Vegetation and environment. Australian Natural History 18, 56-59.

 

            THESES

 

Pickard, J. (2010) Lines across the landscape: history, impact and heritage of Australian rural fences. PhD thesis, Department of Environment and Geography, Macquarie University.

 

Pickard, J. (1984) Landscape development and vegetation of the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica. PhD thesis, School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University.

 

Pickard, J. (1978) Vegetation of Lord Howe Island. MSc thesis, Department of Botany, University of Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1968) Aspects of the ecology of the Cronulla sand dunes. BScAgr thesis, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Sydney.

 

            PAPERS GIVEN AT CONFERENCES

 

Fanning, P., Salemme, M., Pickard, J., Santiago, F. & Oria, J. (2008) People and sheep, wind and water: geomorphic processes and human impacts in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and consequences for the archaeological record. Australian and New Zealand Geomorphological Group Conference, Queenstown Tasmania, 10-15 February 2008.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Syphilis and Australian colonial shepherds: literary connections over four centuries. Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Conference 10th Biennial Conference, Australian National University July 2007.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Big numbers are better: interpreting rural heritage fences. New Ground: Australasian Archaeology Conference 2007, University of Sydney, Department of Archaeology, School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry, The University of Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (2007). Up in smoke: wildfires and heritage fences. Australia ICOMOS 2007 eXtreme heritage, Cairns, July 2007, Australia ICOMOS.

 

Pickard, J. (2006) Fences for biodiversity conservation in the arid zone: some lessons from history. Paper presented at 14th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangelands Society, Renmark, South Australia, September 2006.

 

Pickard, J. (2005) Railway fences: thousands of kilometres of unknown heritage. Paper presented to National Railway Heritage Conference, Tamworth, 28 September 2005.

 

Pickard, J. (2005) More than just wood and steel: rural and barrier fences. Invited presentation to National barrier Fence Administrators’ Conference, Warwick, 17 May 2005.

 

Pickard, J. (2004) Which side of the fence are you on? Technology, history, fences and the future of the Australian arid zone. Paper presented to Arid Zone Forum, Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Sydney, 23 October 2004.

 

Pickard, J. (2004) Rural fences: geographic objects in Australian landscapes. Paper presented to Institute of Australian Geographers Conference, Adelaide.

 

Pickard, J. (2004) Fences, land management, historic heritage and the future of rangelands. Poster presented at 13th Biennial Conference of Australian Rangeland Society, Alice Springs, July 2004.

 

Pickard, J. (2004) MOMBA: from pastoralism to conservation 1857 – 2004. Presentation to Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, 3 March 2004.

 

Pickard, J. (2003) Fences, historic heritage, land management and the future in semi-arid NSW. Paper presented at Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Outback Summit, Broken Hill, October 2003.

 

Pickard, J. (2003) Rural fences: more than just wood and steel. Poster presented at Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Outback Summit, Broken Hill, October 2003.

 

Fanning, P.F., Pickard, J., Gore, D., Crighton, P. & Adamson, D.A. (2003) Valley floor gullies in western New South wales, Australia: processes and histories. Poster at XVI INQUA Congress, Reno Program with Abstracts, July 2003.

 

Pickard, J., Fanning, P., Gore, D., Crighton, P. & Adamson, D.A. (2002) Post-European landscape change in semi-arid NSW: a review of evidence from process monitoring, absolute dating and artefacts. Paper presented at Australian and New Zealand Geomorphological Group Conference, Kalgoorlie, October 2002.

 

Pickard, J. (2002) How accurate are stocking rates in advertisements for grazing properties in semi-arid western New South Wales? Poster presented at Australian Rangeland Society Conference, Kalgoorlie, September 2002

 

Pickard, J. (1999) Safe carrying capacity and sustainable grazing: how much have we learnt in the last 170 years? Paper presented at International Meeting of Commission on Land Degradation, Perth, September 1999.

 

Pickard, J. (1999) Stocking rates in advertisements for semi-arid leasehold grazing properties in the Western Division of New South Wales, 1984-1993. Paper presented at International Meeting of Commission on Land Degradation, Perth, September 1999.

 

Fanning, P. & Pickard, J. (1999) Desertification by water erosion and sedimentation in semi-arid western New South Wales, Australia. Paper presented at International Meeting of Commission on Land Degradation, Perth, September 1999.

 

Pickard, J. (1997) Oral history of the floods of the lower Paroo River. Paper presented at Paroo River Scientific Workshop, Hungerford Queensland, 7-9 July 1997.

 

Pickard, J. (1996) Rural fences: perhaps the most common, (and most commonly neglected) component of European cultural landscapes in Australia. Paper presented at Australian ICOMOS Cultural Landscapes Conference, Robertson, 6-8 November 1996.

 

Pickard, J. (1995) Fences in the view: landscape history using invisible objects. Paper presented at Combined Annual Conference of Australian Institute of Marine Archaeology and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology, Hobart, October 1995.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Lines across the landscape: fences in the view. Invited paper presented at Annual Conference of the Royal Australian Historical Society “Knowing places, understanding places. Sydney, 8-9 October 1994.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Landscape changes on MOMBA STATION: old themes, temporary old ways. Invited paper presented at 22nd Annual Conference of The Australian Map Circle, Macquarie University, January 1994.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Western lands lease rentals: reasonable, ripoff or rort? Biennial conference of the Australian Rangelands Society, Cobar, October 1992.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Small-scale karst initiated by rabbits in gypsum deposits, semi-arid western New South Wales. 5th Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand Geomorphology Research Group. Port Macquarie, April 1992.

 

Eldridge, D.J. & Pickard, J. (1992) Role of invertebrates in soils of semi-arid rangelands. British Geomorphological Research Group Conference "Effects of environmental change on geomorphic processes and biota in arid and semi-arid environments", Swansea, Wales, January 1992.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Post-European changes in creeks of semi-arid rangelands, "Polpah Station", New South Wales. British Geomorphological Research Group Conference "Effects of environmental change on geomorphic processes and biota in arid and semi-arid environments", Swansea, Wales, January 1992.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Genealogy of maps of Lord Howe Island, 1788-1990. "Unfolding Australia" Conference of International Map Collectors Society and Australian Map Circle, Sydney, November 1991.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Semi-arid conservation: grazing is the problem...and the solution. Invited address, "Conservation biology in Australia and Oceania" Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, October 1991.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) What happened to western New South Wales when Europeans arrived? Symposium of Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales "The future of native fauna in western New South Wales." University of New South Wales, Kensington, March 1991.

 

Pickard, J. (1991) Colonisation after Little Ice Age glaciers in the Yukon: plants don't walk uphill. Annual Conference of the Australasian Quaternary Association, Mallacoota, Victoria, February 1991.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Despite the dire predictions of the equilibrium theory of island biogeography, small isolated and disturbed populations of plants can and do survive. Open Forum, Biennial Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia, University of Melbourne.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Quaternary studies applied to land degradation in semi-arid NSW, the "Momba" project. Applied Quaternary Studies Workshop, Australian National University, July 1990

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Floods on the lower Paroo River, western New South Wales. Fifth Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum, Macquarie University, 1-2 February 1990.

 

Pickard, J. (1990) Land management in semi-arid environments of New South Wales. Invited Keynote Address, Conference on Degradation of Vegetation in Semi-arid Regions: Climate Impact and Implications, Macquarie University.

 

Pickard, J. (1989) Analysis of stocking records from 1884 to 1988 during the subdivision of Momba, the largest property in semi-arid New South Wales. Bicentennial Symposium of the Ecological Society of Australia, Geraldton.

 

Pickard, J. (1989) The use of mallee lands for pastoral purposes, plant products and minerals. National Mallee Conference, Adelaide, May 1989.

 

Pickard, J. (1988) Impact of recent legislation on the Western Division of New South Wales. Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangelands Society, Longreach.

 

Pickard, J. (1988) Kangaroos on western lands leases: the Western Lands Commission view. Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Symposium on Harvesting Kangaroos, University of New South Wales.

 

Pickard, J. (1988) Can an ethnic plant ever become Australian? Youth ANZAAS, University of Sydney.

 

Aharon, P., Pickard, J. & Adamson, D.A. (1987) Documentation of an ice-melting event during isotope stage 3 related to the east Antarctic ice cap. International Quaternary Association Conference, Montreal.

 

Pickard, J. (1982) Fire and weeds in an inner suburban bushland. ANZAAS, Macquarie University.

 

Pickard, J. (1981) Vegetation of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. XIII International Botanical Congress, University of Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1979) Vegetation of the Vestfold Hills, Australian Antarctic Territory. Ecological Society of Australia Conference, Griffith University.

 

            CONTRACT RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY REPORTS

 

Pickard, J. (2009) Illustrated glossary of Australian rural fence terms. Heritage Branch, NSW Department of Planning, Sydney.

 

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/heritagebranch/heritage/IllustratedglossaryofAustralianruralfenceterms2009.pdf )

 

Pickard, J. (2006) History and present status of freehold on Tillenbury Station. Unpublished consultancy report for Buckworth Keady Lawyers.

 

Pickard, J. (2006) Conservation Management Plan. Osage Orange hedge. Peats Crater, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Contract report to National Parks and Wildlife Division, NSW Department of Environment and Conservation.http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/parks/PickardOsageOrangeCmp.pdf

 

Pickard, J. (2005) Report on flora and vegetation: ARTC Matakana and Kinalung crossing loop modifications. Unpublished contract report to Countrywide Ecological Services.

 

Pickard, J. (1999) Supplementary report on flora and vegetation of ACI Tanilba Northern Dune White Silica Sand proposal.  Unpublished contract report to Countrywide Ecological Services.

 

Pickard, J. (1999) Fences at Joorilands, upper Wollondilly River. Unpublished consultancy report to Hartley Historic Site, NSW NPWS.

 

Pickard, J. (1998) Specifying sustainable grazing. Unpublished consultancy report for Land and Vegetation (Access) Unit, Department of Land and Water Conservation.

 

Pickard, J. (1998) History and present status of freehold on Momba. Unpublished report to Buckworth, Keady and Chalker.

 

Pickard, J. (1998) History and present status of freehold on Polpah. Unpublished report to Buckworth, Keady and Chalker.

 

Pickard, J. (1998) Addendum re access [on western lands leases]. Unpublished report to Buckworth, Keady and Chalker.

 

Pickard, J. (1998) Historical observations on the Western Lands Act 1901 and its progenitors. Unpublished report to Buckworth, Keady and Chalker.

 

Pickard, J. (1997) Report on flora and vegetation of ACI Tanilba Northern Dune White Silica Sand proposal.  Unpublished contract report to Countrywide Ecological Services.

 

Pickard, J. (1995) Final report on vegetation survey Darling Farms jojoba development. Contract report to Hassall & Associates, Sydney.

 

Pickard, J. (1995) Environmental impact statment: quarry licence application Peery Station, White Cliffs. Contract report to G & K Barlow, White Cliffs.

 

Pickard, J. (1994) Rents for grazing leases, Western Division, spatial and temporal patterns 1949 –1993. Unpublished consultancy report for Western Lands Commission.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Recovery plan research phase. Acacia curranii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Conservation recovery plan, management phase. Acacia curranii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Conservation research statement. Acacia curranii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Recovery plan research phase. Eriocaulon carsonii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Conservation recovery plan, management phase. Eriocaulon carsonii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

Pickard, J. (1992) Conservation research statement. Eriocaulon carsonii. Final report on contract with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.