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Reinforcing Alternative Economies: Self-Motivated Work by central Anmatyerr people to sell Katyerr (desert raison, bush tomato) in central Australia

Holcombe, Sarah; Yates, peter; Walsh, F. J.


This paper examines an alternative economy in the Anmatyerr region of central Australia, with reference to the 'hybrid economy' concept. We argue that this concept has application in recognising emerging Aboriginal economies surrounding the utilisation and management of natural resources. In particular, we examine the 'bush harvest' of one species - where Aboriginal people sell Desert raisin (Katyerr or Bush tomato) to traders who then on-sell to manufacturers and retailers. This seasonal...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: The Rangeland Journal
DOI: 10.1071/RJ10081


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