Titled 'Far Horizons', this poster features a number of Australian 'horizons' including the Glasshouse Mountains QLD, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge NSW, Uluru NT, The Three Sisters NSW, Garden Island QLD, Cradle Mountain, Lake St Clair National Park TAS, and The Grampians VIC. It is one of a series of posters promoting heritage sites registered under Australia's National Estate. The titles of each poster in the series reference the iconic Australian poem 'My Country' written by Dorothea McKellar and published in 1908. They include: 'A Sunburnt Country', 'A Land of Sweeping Plains', 'Ragged Mountain Ranges', 'Droughts & Flooding Rains', 'Far Horizons', 'Jewel Sea', 'Beauty and Terror' and 'Wide Brown Land'.

Established under the Australian Heritage Commission Act 1975, the Register of the National Estate is a list of natural, Indigenous and historic heritage places throughout Australia. Under that Act, the Australian Heritage Commission entered more than 13,000 places in the register. In 2004, responsibility for maintaining the Register shifted to the Australian Heritage Council and a new heritage system was subsequently established: the National Heritage List, which was designed to recognise and protect places of outstanding heritage to the nation, and the Commonwealth Heritage List, which includes Commonwealth owned or leased places of significant heritage value.

Physical Description

Colour ink on paper. Title: 'Far Horizons'. Features central photograph of vegetation in the foreground and mountains beyond, with smaller captioned photographs set below and to the right. Printed text below.


Far Horizons

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