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Customary marine tenure in Australia
Author/s: Edited by Nicolas Peterson and Bruce Rigsby
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781743323892

Most Australians are familiar with the concept of land ownership and understand the meaning of native title, which recognises Indigenous peoples' rights to land to which they are spiritually or culturally connected. The ownership of areas of sea and its resources is often overlooked however, despite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander connections with the sea being just as important as those with the land. The papers in this volume demonstrate how the concept of customary marine tenure has developed in various communities and look at some of its implications. Originating in a session of papers at a conference in 1996, the papers in this volume were originally published as Oceania Monograph 48 in 1998.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 15 of 15
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
19-Feb-2014The promise of native title and the predicament of customary marine tenurePannell, Sandra
19-Feb-2014The Sea of Waubin: the Kaurareg and their marine environmentSouthon, Michael; Kaurareg Tribal Elders
19-Feb-2014The Sandbeach People and dugong hunters of Eastern Cape York Peninsula: property in land and sea countryRigsby, Bruce; Chase, Athol
19-Feb-2014Ownership and resource use on islands off the Liverpool River, Northern TerritoryCooke, Peter; Armstrong, Gowan
19-Feb-2014Gapu Dhulway, Gapu Maramba: conceptualisation and ownership of saltwater among the Burarra and Yannhangu peoples of northeast Arnhem LandBagshaw, Geoffrey
19-Feb-2014Customary marine tenure at Groote EylandtPalmer, Kingsley
19-Feb-2014‘We always look north’: Yanyuwa identity and the maritime environmentBradley, John J.
19-Feb-2014Marine tenure in the Wellesley Islands region, Gulf of CarpentariaMemmott, Paul; Trigger, David
19-Feb-2014Salt water, fresh water and Yawuru social organisationSullivan, Patrick
19-Feb-2014Use and continuity in the customary marine tenure of the Whitsunday IslandsBarker, Bryce
19-Feb-2014Aboriginal fishing rights on the New South Wales South Coast: a Court CaseCane, Scott
19-Feb-2014Reimagining sea space: from Grotius to MaboSharp, Nonie
19-Feb-2014A survey of property theory and tenure typesRigsby, Bruce
19-Feb-2014IntroductionPeterson, Nicolas; Rigsby, Bruce
19-Feb-2014PrelimsPeterson, Nicolas; Rigsby, Bruce
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