Journal article

Interpreting 'nature': the politics of engaging with Kakadu as an Aboriginal place

Lisa Palmer

CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Beginning with a general contextual analysis of the cultural politics of 'nature' in Australia's Kakadu National Park and culminating in an analysis of the ways in which two interpretative centres contribute to the discursive production of the Park, this article is concerned with how differently constructed notions of 'nature' converge and conflict in the production of place. It examines the tensions and interplay between settler Australian understandings of Kakadu National Park based on what are perceived to be its natural and cultural heritage values, and the efforts made by Bininj/Mungguy to encourage the understanding of the Park as an Aboriginal place. By drawing out the tensions betwee..

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