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Plain Facts: Tasmania under Aboriginal Management

Gammage, William

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Almost all researchers now accept that Australia's Aborigines were managing their country with the broad-scale use of fire when Europeans arrived. In respect to Tasmania, this article goes further, arguing that fire was not merely broad-scale, but applied variably and precisely, to make, then connect, a complex range of useful ecosystems. The article also argues that Aboriginal land management must be seen in cultural as well as ecological terms.

dc.contributor.authorGammage, William
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:57:32Z
dc.identifier.issn0142-6397
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39817
dc.description.abstractAlmost all researchers now accept that Australia's Aborigines were managing their country with the broad-scale use of fire when Europeans arrived. In respect to Tasmania, this article goes further, arguing that fire was not merely broad-scale, but applied variably and precisely, to make, then connect, a complex range of useful ecosystems. The article also argues that Aboriginal land management must be seen in cultural as well as ecological terms.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceLandscape Research
dc.subjectKeywords: cultural tradition; ecosystem management; indigenous population; land management; Australasia; Australia; Tasmania Aborigines; Environment; Land management at contact; Tasmania
dc.titlePlain Facts: Tasmania under Aboriginal Management
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume33
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor050201 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3025350xPUB184
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGammage, William, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage241
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage254
local.identifier.doi10.1080/01426390701767278
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T07:46:15Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-42149106756
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