Fire risk in Aboriginal peri-urban landscapes in northern Australia: case studies from western Cape York Peninsula

Monaghan, Jim (2007) Fire risk in Aboriginal peri-urban landscapes in northern Australia: case studies from western Cape York Peninsula. In: King, David, and Cottrell, Alison, (eds.) Communities Living With Hazards. Centre for Disaster Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, pp. 156-192.

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Abstract

[Extract] This chapter focuses on characterisation of the peri-urban areas of remote Aboriginal communities in northern Australia; fire behaviour and the fire risks associated with Aboriginal peri-urban landscapes; and the sociopolitical and infrastructural aspects of remote Aboriginal communities that are relevant to fire hazard management.

In particular, it focuses on Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama as these towns have been a subject of research by the author for more than 12 years; more than five years of this time having been spent living and working in both communities (Figure 9.1).

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ISBN: 978-0-86443-752-5
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2012 04:44
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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