"An Africa on your own front door step": the development of an Australian safari

Brennan, Claire (2015) "An Africa on your own front door step": the development of an Australian safari. Journal of Australian Studies, 39 (3). pp. 396-410.

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Abstract

The safari arrived in Australia in the 1950s. Promising luxury and excitement the Australian safari deliberately drew on African precedents to create an instantly recognisable hunting experience. Hunters came from southern Australia and overseas to hunt crocodiles in northern Queensland, and, later, the Northern Territory. But despite its glamour and contemporary public profile the presence of the safari in tropical Australia has been overlooked by historians although its development reveals the way in which Australians (and international big game hunters) imagined the tropical north. The safari's establishment in Australia created an alluring, exciting and exotic vision of the north.

Item ID: 40715
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1835-6419
Keywords: environmental history; northern Australia; crocodile hunting; safari; tourism
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2015 03:51
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History @ 10%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) @ 70%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210310 Middle Eastern and African History @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 100%
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