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A circular conundrum 150 years of cropping and complexity in north-west australia

Andrews, Kathryn Elizabeth


Cropping plays an extremely minor role in north-west Australia, barely contributing to economic production. Since colonisation however, broad-acre cropping regularly appears in the political and public discourse about northern development, often in an optimistic light. I label this the 'circular conundrum' - a cycle of publically expressed expectation for northern Australia to produce food and fibre through broad-acre cropping, and the failure of this to occur at the scale envisaged despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d626c77980a1
Access Rights: Open Access


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