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SUSTAINING INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOURISM: Aboriginal Pathways, Cultural Centres and Dwellings in the Queensland Wet Tropics

By Tim O'Rourke and Paul Memmott
SUSTAINING INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOURISM: Aboriginal Pathways, Cultural Centres and Dwellings in the Queensland Wet Tropics
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This scoping study seeks to provide an overview of current Indigenous cultural tourism in the Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Australia, and examines both the opportunities and impediments for Aboriginal operated tours in the mosaic of rural landscapes and protected areas that make up this region. In particular, the study aims to describe and assess enterprises that integrate knowledge of traditional Dyirbal dwellings, camps and building technologies and associated environmental knowledge (ethno-architecture) into cultural tours and experiences.
This scoping study seeks to provide an overview of current Indigenous cultural tourism in the Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Australia, and examines both the opportunities and impediments for Aboriginal operated tours in the mosaic of rural landscapes and protected areas that make up this region. In particular, the study aims to describe and assess enterprises that integrate knowledge of traditional Dyirbal dwellings, camps and building technologies and associated environmental knowledge (ethno-architecture) into cultural tours and experiences. Reduce

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In 2008/09, $1.4 billion was spent by visitors in the region.