Use and continuity in the customary marine tenure of the Whitsunday Islands

Barker, Bryce (1998) Use and continuity in the customary marine tenure of the Whitsunday Islands. In: Customary marine tenure in Australia. Oceania Monograph (48). Oceania Publications (University of Sydney), Sydney, Australia, pp. 89-95. ISBN 1864513586

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This chapter outlines the case for the recognition of a Customary Marine Tenure under the Native Title Act and argues that continutity and 'traditional' use of the marine environment in the Whitsunday region today largely revolves around the traditional hunting of turtle and dugong and that the ramifications of recent pressure for local Aboriginal communities to cease the hunting of these species has the potential to extinquish Native Title.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with blanket permission of publisher. Print copy ordered for USQ Library 27/4/2007.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:55
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: customary marine tenure, indigenous sea rights, native title, Whitsunday Islands, archaeology, traditional hunting
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology

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