Visiting the Great Barrier Reef

Pocock, Celmara (2010) Visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Historical Atlas, Nov 2010. pp. 1-3.

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The cosmic scale, verdant islands, blue lagoons and brilliantly coloured underwater life of the Great Barrier Reef have attracted and intrigued visitors from the very earliest European navigators to the two million tourists who visit the region each year. Despite its timeless appeal, the pleasures of these landscapes changed significantly during the twentieth century. Patterns in tourist landscapes have been determined by transport, infrastructure and conservation. They have also been driven by human imagination.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 01:42
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 02:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: collecting; divers; diving; Great Barrier Reef; holidays; photographs; snorkelling; souvenirs; tourism; tourists; holidays; history; shells
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism
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: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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