Title of Project
Community attitudes to Indigenous hunting
Name of Advisor/s
Distinguished Professor Helene Marsh
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.
dugong, turtle, indigenous, hunting
Would suit an applicant who
Has experience with:
Social science techniques such as semi-structured interviews and questionnaires;
Excellent interpersonal skills and cross-cultural experience;
Capacity to travel for field work including to remote areas.