Historical information

Cattle grazing on the Bogong High Plains during summer commenced in the 1840s and continued for many years. The Soil Conservation Authority recorded each family's area boundaries which were updated in June 1972 and continued to be adjusted until cattle were banned in 2005. The tradition of cattle grazing continues to be controversial.


Holders of grazing rights for grazing on the Bogong High Plains were allocated specific areas recorded by the Soil Conservation Authority in 1972. Cattle have been banned in the Alpine National Park due to their impact on the environment.

Physical description

White paper with brown print. Bogong High Plains from Feathertop in the west to Mt Nelse in the east showing physical boundaries including the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme, roads, rivers and mountains. Names of families with grazing runs and the boundaries are shown.