• The Camden District was a field of dreams

    Author(s):
    Ian Willis (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    History, Place Studies, Urban Studies
    Subject(s):
    Australia, New South Wales, New South Wales--Sydney, Regionalism, Small cities
    Item Type:
    Newspaper article
    Tag(s):
    local history, Local studies, Country town, Regjonal hub
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/fqez-yr25
    Abstract:
    This article contributes to understanding regionalism by using a case study of the Camden district. It is now hard to imagine now, but in days gone by, the township of Camden was the centre of a large district. The Camden district became the centre of people’s daily lives for over a century and the basis of their sense of place and community identity. The Camden district was a concept created by the links between peoples’ social, economic and cultural lives across the area. All are joined together by a shared cultural identity and cultural heritage based on common traditions, commemorations, celebrations and rituals. These were reinforced by personal contact and family kinship networks. The geographers would call this a functional region.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
    License:
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