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Re-conceptualising desert landscape: unpacking historical narratives and contemporary realities for sustainable livelihood development in central Australia

Maclean, Kirsten


Desert landscapes of central Australia have inspired various narratives for nation building. These narratives, based upon discourses of land as a commodity for the colonial project, include the inferior peripheral wastelands of the colonial centre; the wild and pristine haven of 'noble aborigines'; and the frontier home of heroic explorers and pastoralists. These narratives continue to influence land management policy and practice. However they do not reflect the diverse contemporary realities...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Geojournal
DOI: 10.1007/s10708-008-9234-9


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