The author offers a fascinating and comprehensive account of the social and political history of the establishment and development of Kakadu National Park in Australia. Included is a well-argued approach which contributes to the current debate on controversial topics such as Aboriginal land rights, uranium mining and joint management of national parks.
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David Lawrence is currently a project manager with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority in Townsville. From 1993 to 1995 he was a research fellow based at NARU. He has undertaken research on traditional exchange systems and material culture in Torres Strait and Papua New Guinea and has also worked on a variety of environmental management and development projects, principally in the lower Fly River region of Papua New Guinea.
"Comprehensive almost to a fault, the only thing preventing it being described as definitive is the fact that park operations and its management, particularly in regard to indigenous involvement, are still evolving." —The Canberra Times
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Descrizione libro Melbourne University Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0522848680