Seagulls on the airstrip: Indigenous perspectives on cyclone vulnerability awareness and mitigation strategies for remote communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria

McLachlan, Eddie (2003) Seagulls on the airstrip: Indigenous perspectives on cyclone vulnerability awareness and mitigation strategies for remote communities in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 18 (1). pp. 4-12.

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Abstract

A study was conducted on the coast of the Northern Territory to investigate severe natural hazards in the Australian monsoon region. It was contended that over a long period of time indigenous inhabitants of the area developed effective methods of survival against cyclones and other natural hazards. These kinds of studies highlight the need for more research based on disaster management in remote cyclone prone areas and it can also investigate the survival strategies of Aboriginal people in regions such as the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Item ID: 13724
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: cyclones; Indigenous communities; remote communities
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ISSN: 1324-1540
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 02:46
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 51%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society > 169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society @ 49%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 67%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 33%
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