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Saltwater People free pdf In October 2001 the Australian High Court confirmed aboriginal title to 2000 kilometres of ocean off the north coast. The decision, which was the result of a seven-year court battle, highlighted aboriginal belief that the sea is a gift from the creator to be used for sustenance, spirituality, identity and community. This study of the people of northern coastal Australia and their sea worlds illuminates the power of human attachment to place. The work offers a cross-disciplinary approach to native land claims that incorporates historical and contemporary case studies from not only Australia but also New Zealand, Scandinavia, the United States and Canada. Nonie Sharp discusses various issues of indigenous heritage, including land claims, concepts of public and private property, poverty and the environment. Despite dispossession, the aboriginals of northern coastal Australia never faltered in their devotion to the sea, illustrating how profoundly such bonds are preserved in memory. Their moving story of survival provides this book-length study of an integrated statement on the many defining qualities of the cultural relationship of aboriginals, non-aboriginals and the concept of ownership over the sea, and illustrates the wisdom that different traditions can offer one another.

About Nonie Sharp

Nonie Sharp is a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University.

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Author : Nonie Sharp
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Data Published : 19 October 2002
ISBN : 0802087388
EAN : 9780802087386
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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