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One Hundred Years of Land Reform on the Gazelle Peninsula: A Baining Point of View

Filer, Colin; Lowe, Michael

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People who write about customary land in Papua New Guinea commonly make the observation that it accounts for ninety-seven per cent of the country's surface area. If they are right, then the 'bare facts' of land tenure have not changed since Independence in 1975. In fact they are wrong, but the appearance of a static division of space continually motivates a debate about what (if anything) should be done about the 'mobilization' of customary land to facilitate 'rural development'. Behind the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36804
Book Title: Ownership and Appropriation
DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-6547.2011.00177.x

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