Graduate Research School Available Projects Community attitudes to Indigenous hunting

Community attitudes to Indigenous hunting

Title of Project

Community attitudes to Indigenous hunting


Emeritus Professor Helene Marsh

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

In Australia, Native Title Holders are permitted to hunt dugongs and green turtles in their sea county. The practice is controversial and strongly opposed by some non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples. This project will investigate: (1) whether there is a geographical gradient in attitudes to such hunting in eastern Australia; how such attitudes are associated with ethnicity and values; (3) whether attitudes have changed since the mid-1990s when previous work was done on this topic.

Key Words

dugong; turtle; indigenous; hunting

Would suit an applicant who

Has experience with:Social science techniques such as semi-structured interviews and questionnaires;Statistical analyses;Excellent interpersonal skills and cross-cultural experience;Capacity to travel for field work including to remote areas.

Updated: 07 Apr 2020