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Traditional knowledge of the marine environment in Northern Australia : proceedings of a workshop held in Townsville, Australia, 29 and 30 July 1985.
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|Title:||Traditional knowledge of the marine environment in Northern Australia : proceedings of a workshop held in Townsville, Australia, 29 and 30 July 1985.|
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
|Keywords:||Torres Strait Islanders;Traditional fishing;Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Qld.);Maritime anthropology;Australian Aborigines|
|Publisher:||Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority|
|Series/Report no.:||Workshop series no. 8|
|Abstract:||Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders hunted dugong and turtles, fished and collected shellfish in the waters of northern Australia for thousands of years during which they accumulated an extensive knowledge of the natural history and behaviour of their prey and ways to avoid over-exploitation of vulnerable species.|
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