Richard J. Martin reviews 'People on Country' by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins

Richard J. Martin reviews 'People on Country' by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins

People on Country: Vital Landscapes, Indigenous Futures

edited by Jon Altman and Seán Kerins

Federation Press, $39.95 pb, 272 pp, 9781862878938

Over the last few years, issues associated with underdevelopment in Aboriginal Australia have been widely canvassed in the mainstream press, led by the likes of Noel Pearson, Marcia Langton, and Peter Sutton. This new edited volume adopts a somewhat different approach to Aboriginal development, focusing on Indigenous involvement in natural resource management around Australia.

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Richard J. Martin

Richard J. Martin

Richard J. Martin is a postdoctoral research fellow and consultant anthropologist at the University of Queensland. His academic research focuses on issues of land and identity in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, where he has completed extensive fieldwork with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal residents over a number of years. He has also conducted applied research on native title claims and Aboriginal cultural heritage issues around Queensland. 

Published in February 2013 no. 348

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