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Tasting the waters: Discriminating identities in the waters of Blue Mud Bay

Morphy, Howard; Morphy, Frances


This article focuses on the pattern of sea ownership in the north of Blue Mud Bay in Arnhem Land, north Australia. Detailed research into the specificities of sea and land ownership in the region has revealed a more complex pattern than has previously been supposed to exist. It is nonetheless one that can be accommodated within previous models of estate ownership in Australia. In the article we seek to explain the pattern of ownership observed according to ontological (mythological), ecological...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Material Culture
DOI: 10.1177/1359183506063012


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