Aborigines, Islanders and hula girls in Great Barrier Reef tourism

Pocock, Celmara (2014) Aborigines, Islanders and hula girls in Great Barrier Reef tourism. The Journal of Pacific History, 49 2: 170-192. doi:10.1080/00223344.2014.897201

Author Pocock, Celmara
Title Aborigines, Islanders and hula girls in Great Barrier Reef tourism
Journal name The Journal of Pacific History   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3344
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00223344.2014.897201
Open Access Status
Volume 49
Issue 2
Start page 170
End page 192
Total pages 23
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's premier tourist destinations. It is promoted and marketed to tourists as part of an idealised Pacific island paradise. While the gardens and decor of island resorts mimic those of resorts elsewhere in the Pacific, the way in which Indigenous people are represented is markedly different. This paper presents an analysis of historic tourist ephemera to suggest that Australian Aboriginal people are largely invisible at the Great Barrier Reef, despite their role in establishing the tourism industry. It suggests that ambiguities of Aboriginal presence, in labour and performance, are a product of tourism ideals and colonial race relations.
Keyword Great Barrier Reef
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Non HERDC
School of Social Science Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 24 Feb 2015, 15:09:32 EST by Dr Celmara Pocock on behalf of School of Social Science