The caterpillar dreaming trail: towards an understanding of conciliatory landscapes

Ailsa Louise Blackwood

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This study provides a protocolled landscape practice of cultural conciliation focusing on the Nyungar landscapes of the Caterpillar Dreaming under the Eldership of Dr Noel Nannup. The culmination of which develops a paradigm of understanding the emergent components of co-cultural, and conciliatory, shared-space between Nyungar and non-Nyungar peoples. The study saw one hundred and fifty participants walk five hundred kilometres of the Caterpillar Dreaming landscapes, capturing emergent experiential data through a collaborative auto-ethnographic journaling project. The Caterpillar Dreaming's conciliatory findings of new-shared knowledge offer a future potential toward understanding the liminal nature of [Australian] place.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Vujosevic, Tijana, Supervisor
  • Revell, Grant, Supervisor
  • Nannup, Noel, Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date29 Mar 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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