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Wild Articulations: Environmentalism and Indigeneity in Northern Australia

Timothy Neale


This book examines issues of environmentalism and indigeneity in Northern Australia through the controversy surrounding the Wild Rivers Act 2005 (Qld). Like much of the north, one terrain of the Act – the massive Cape York Peninsula – has long been constructed as a ‘wild’ space, whether as terra nullius, a zone of legal exception or a biodiverse wilderness region in need of conservation. The past two decades, however, have seen two major changes in the political and social composition of the region, the first being the legal recognition of geographically extensive Indigenous land rights and th ... More

Keywords: indigenous people, environmentalism, economic development, mining, Australia, indigenous politics, cultural studies, geography, anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824873110
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824873110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Neale, author
Deakin University