Aboriginal world views and colonisation: implications for coastal sustainability†

  title={Aboriginal world views and colonisation: implications for coastal sustainability†},
  author={Laura Stocker and Len Collard and Angela Rooney},
  journal={Local Environment},
  pages={844 - 865}
In this paper, we show how the Aboriginal people in the south-west of Australia (the Nyungar) developed systems of knowledge, of caring for country and of family relations that enabled them to survive for tens of thousands of years and continue to have importance today. The impacts of British colonisation on cultural continuity and knowledge in the south-west have been significant and include loss of land, break-up of families and massacre. These practices led to a loss of knowledge of language… Expand
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