Cyclone awareness amongst Backpackers in Northern Australia

Hoogenraad, Wouter, van Eden, Ronald, and King, David (2004) Cyclone awareness amongst Backpackers in Northern Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 19 (2). pp. 25-29.

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Vulnerability to natural hazards is a central concern of emergency management. Most articles published in this journal in recent years have been concerned with aspects of vulnerability and communities. As Handmer (2003) has expressed it "we are all vulnerable", but we are not homogenous (Marsh and Buckle 2001). Mitigation of hazard impact and vulnerability through education and awareness raising has had to treat communities and population groups as separate targets for information (Anderson-Berry 2003). Backpackers are one such identifiable gorup within the tourists and visitors to the cyclone prone north of Australia. Some recent disasters, such as Childers hostel fire and highly publicised accidents involving backpackers have underscored their vulnerability. They are part of a wider group of independent travellers, including four wheel drivers, caravanners and the "grey nomads", the elderly long distance caravan and campervan travellers.

Item ID: 9873
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1324-1540
Keywords: cyclones, backpackers, awareness
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 00:01
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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