Traditional resource knowledge, western education and self-management autonomy of Torres Strait

Passi, George (1986). Traditional resource knowledge, western education and self-management autonomy of Torres Strait Master's Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Passi, George
Thesis Title Traditional resource knowledge, western education and self-management autonomy of Torres Strait
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1986
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor D. Hyndman
Total pages 106
Language eng
Subjects 1608 Sociology
Formatted abstract
Torres Strait Islanders live with their land and marine environment. Their society is sedentary and stable. In exploiting their environments they apply traditional technology, although changes have occurred in their equipment where steel replaces hardwood; aluminium dinghy replaces canoe; motor replaces sail and oar; diving goggle replaces the naked eye. Their traditional knowledge has evolved over the generations. It is quite sophisticated and aids them in weather prediction days, weeks and months ahead of time, the right time to engage in all their subsistence activities, and in their successful management of their resources. Meticulous study of the Islander cultural and ecological system needs to be conducted cooperatively with conservation of the fragile environment on which the survival of a unique people depends.
Keyword Torres Strait Islanders
Conservation of natural resources -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands
Human ecology -- Queensland -- Torres Strait Islands
Additional Notes Other Title: Traditional resource knowledge and autonomy of Torres Strait

Document type: Thesis
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