Discovering Aboriginal Australia: making and using heritage landscapes for Indigenous tourism

Zeppel, Heather (2001) Discovering Aboriginal Australia: making and using heritage landscapes for Indigenous tourism. In: Cotter, M., Boyd, W., and Gardiner, J., (eds.) Heritage Landscapes: understanding place and communities. Southern Cross University Press, Lismore, NSW, Australia, pp. 125-137.

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Worldwide, Indigenous cultural heritage is a growing tourist attraction (Zeppel,1998a, b). Much of this Indigenous heritage is linked to specific places or Indigenous landscapes. Tangible features linking Indigenous cultures to specific heritage landscapes include archaeological remains, rock art sites, museums, cultural centres and the ongoing presence of Indigenous peoples in homeland areas. Indigenous links to culturally important landscapes arc also celebrated in dance performances, contemporary artworks, stories and festivals. This paper focuses on selected sites and areas in Australia where Indigenous cultural heritage and Indigenous landscapes are presented to tourists. It describes the social construction of Indigenous heritage landscapes as a tourist attraction by heritage agencies, the tourism industry and by Indigenous groups. A key element of this process involves re-defining or marking Indigenous landscapes for tourism through heritage listing, Indigenous names, and interpretive materials such as signs and brochures.

Item ID: 14323
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 1-875855-44-0
Keywords: Aboriginal Australia; heritage landscapes; Indigenous tourism
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 01:20
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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