Tropical Australia's crocodile entrepreneurs

Brennan, Claire (2019) Tropical Australia's crocodile entrepreneurs. Arcadia, Spring 2019. 4.

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Abstract

In the late 1940s a group of tourism entrepreneurs recognized the fascination crocodiles held for tourists and used them to promote travel to tropical Australia. The Australian Crocodile Shooters’ Club proved successful in establishing safari hunting in Australia, and even after becoming a protected species, Australian saltwater crocodiles remain a significant symbol of the adventurous nature of northern Australia. Tourism promoters continue to build on the work of the early crocodile entrepreneurs by using crocodiles to draw tourists to northern Queensland and the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Item ID: 57140
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 2199-3408
Keywords: crocodile hunting; safari hunting; Australian tourism; environmental history; tropical Australia;
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Copyright Information: Copyright © Claire Brennan. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (link is external).
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 05:14
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) @ 90%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 100%
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