Customary Marine Tenure in Southern Western Australia

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While there is a plethora of scholarly literature in relation to traditional Northern Australian systems of marine tenure, there is a significant gap in relation to the country's southern seas. Just as we expect to find regional differences in law, custom, and spirituality in land tenure, it is arguably reasonable to expect that regional differences might be found in relation to marine tenure. This paper builds on the annotated bibliography that I developed while employed by the Centre for Native Title Anthropology on a guided research and writing placement earlier this year. I certainly don't profess to provide answers, only some archival data, and more questions. And I can't provide any ethnographic data from my own research, because some claims are yet to be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 5 Dec 2018
EventANU Centre for Native Title Anthropology: pre-conference forum - James Cook University, Cairns, Australia
Duration: 5 Dec 20185 Dec 2018


OtherANU Centre for Native Title Anthropology


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