Tourists riding turtles

Pocock, Celmara (2006) Tourists riding turtles. Australian Zoologist, 33 (4). pp. 425-435. ISSN 0067-2238

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Both scientists and holidaymakers once enjoyed riding on the backs of turtles while at the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of the widespread popularity of turtle riding, the practice disappeared into obscurity in the second part of the twentieth century. This paper unveils the historical, social and geographical factors that gave rise to a practice that was peculiar to the holidaymakers of this time and place.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2006 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 30 May 2013 23:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: turtles; turtle-riding; Great Barrier Reef; tourism; history; de Rougemont
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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