Web resources (Home Truths exhibition)


Country NSW (NSW Government website) gives a list of links to information about agriculture, business, regional information, education, health, news, tourism, transport.  The page is organised into categories and sub-categories. 


 ‘Staying in Town’, written by the NSW government, outlines the challenges faced by people living in country NSW.  The paper focuses on government services and resources in the country and discusses ways these could be improved and utilised for community development.

On the margins? housing risk among caravan park residents (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)) provides links to various research papers on people living in caravan housing.  The research papers describe the different types of people that live in caravan accommodation and the various reasons they give for choosing this type of housing.

Housing NSW is a government department and provides housing solutions to the NSW community.   The site gives information on all aspects of housing in NSW including buying, renting and public housing and also includes forms, policies and fact sheets.

Infocus: HSC resources

Warner-Smith, Penny and Lee, Christina, Hopes and fears: the life choices, aspirations and well-being of young rural women, Youth Studies Australia, 2001 (Item 2640)

Digby, Bob, Beyond the farm gate:changing rural economies and lifestyles in Australia, Geodate, 2004 (Item 2708)

Hopes, Lisa.M ; Mc Laren, Suzanne, Rural-urban differences in reasons for living, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2002 (Item 2090)

Beer, Andrew; Sullivan, Gavin; Boon-Kuo, Lousie; Sentas, Vicki, Home ownership in Australia: dream or nightmare? / To squat or not to squat... is there is a choice? Tenant News, 2001 (Item 1794)

Smith, Mavis M.; Grenyer, Brin F.S., Psychosocial profile of pregnant adolescents in a large Australian regional area, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 1999 (Item 1810)


The State Library of NSW provides NSW residents free access to a extensive range of online resources and full text articles.  To gain access to these resources, register for a Library card.  

The following databases are examples of where HSC students in particular can find information on issues in society and culture.

INFORMIT Online provides online access to a wide range of Australian, Asia and Pacific research and information resources covering social sciences, education, law, criminology, film studies, health, medicine, accounting and economics, business, management, drug information, and sport.

ProQuest 5000 includes a multidisciplinary collection of 19 separate databases indexing the contents of 7,900 journals and the full text of articles from 3,900 journals. The subject coverage is from the humanities to the pure and applied sciences, and the geographic coverage is international.