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Preliminary study on Indigenous water values and interests in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, David Cooper and Sue Jackson

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Preliminary study on Indigenous water values and interests in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory
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Preliminary study on Indigenous water values and interests in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory
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David Cooper and Sue Jackson
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Language
eng
Summary
Case study report prepared for the Indigenous Water Policy Group of NAILSMA project which aims to build the capacity of Indigenous organisations in north Australia in order to understand and influence the National Water Initiative policy agenda; describes the relationship of the Dreaming to knowledge about water and the role of the Rainbow Serpent; dicusses the cultural practices and responsibilities relating to water; cultural water sites in the study area: springs, waterholes and billabongs, Karst features; Tindall Aquifer; availability of water for ceremonies; sites used for tourism activity, recreation; protection and management of cultural water sites
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Cooper, David
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1965-
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  • Jackson, Sue
  • North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance
  • Tropical Ecosystems Research Centre (Darwin, NT)
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  • Water use
  • Water rights
  • Cultural property
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Preliminary study on Indigenous water values and interests in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, David Cooper and Sue Jackson
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Publication
Note
  • "March 2008"
  • 'A report prepared for NAILSMA's Indigenous Water Policy Group'
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 67
Contents
Methodology: The study area: Surface and groundwater within the study area: the Katherine Water Allocation Plan Influences on Indigenous occupation and use of land: ecological and related cultural values of permanent groundwater-fed rivers; Pastoral and mining development; Development of the town of Katherine; Regional movement of Aboriginal people to the area -- The cultural context and significance of water: the Dreaming; Aboriginal cosmology; Indigenous hydrological knowledge; Rainbow serpents -- Cultural practices and responsibilities relating to water: talking to country; "Watering" strangers and others; Restrictions on behaviour and activities; Protecting others from harm; Management and protection of sites -- Significant cultural water sites in the study area: springs; Waterholes and billabongs; Karst features; Sites used for ceremonial purposes -- Utilisation of cultural water sites in the study area: Upper Katherine River (Katherine Gorge to Katherine Hot Springs); Mid Katherine River (Katherine Hot Springs to Galloping Jacks); Lower Katherine River (Galloping Jacks to Flora Junction); Flora River; Upper King River; Lower King River; Edith River; Other sites -- Formal protection and management of cultural water sites -- Potential for protecting water sites under heritage legislation -- Native title protection of waters -- Impediments to continued customary use of water sources: alienation of water sources; Damage to or destruction of water sources; Loss of cultural and ritual knowledge -- The role of Aboriginal organisations in mediating customary water rights and interests: the Jawoyn Association; The Wardaman Association; The Northern Land Council; The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority; The Kalano Association; The Daly River Aboriginal Reference Group -- Negotiating over water interests -- Aboriginal attitudes to development and aspirations for future development -- The Katherine Water Allocation Plan : consultation and engagement with Aboriginal stakeholders; Including access to cultural water sites as plan objective; Ensuring customary rights and cultural values are protected; Indigenous commercial water requirements -- Recommendations -- References -- Figures -- Tables
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
iv, 67 p. ;
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps
Label
Preliminary study on Indigenous water values and interests in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, David Cooper and Sue Jackson
Publication
Note
  • "March 2008"
  • 'A report prepared for NAILSMA's Indigenous Water Policy Group'
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 67
Contents
Methodology: The study area: Surface and groundwater within the study area: the Katherine Water Allocation Plan Influences on Indigenous occupation and use of land: ecological and related cultural values of permanent groundwater-fed rivers; Pastoral and mining development; Development of the town of Katherine; Regional movement of Aboriginal people to the area -- The cultural context and significance of water: the Dreaming; Aboriginal cosmology; Indigenous hydrological knowledge; Rainbow serpents -- Cultural practices and responsibilities relating to water: talking to country; "Watering" strangers and others; Restrictions on behaviour and activities; Protecting others from harm; Management and protection of sites -- Significant cultural water sites in the study area: springs; Waterholes and billabongs; Karst features; Sites used for ceremonial purposes -- Utilisation of cultural water sites in the study area: Upper Katherine River (Katherine Gorge to Katherine Hot Springs); Mid Katherine River (Katherine Hot Springs to Galloping Jacks); Lower Katherine River (Galloping Jacks to Flora Junction); Flora River; Upper King River; Lower King River; Edith River; Other sites -- Formal protection and management of cultural water sites -- Potential for protecting water sites under heritage legislation -- Native title protection of waters -- Impediments to continued customary use of water sources: alienation of water sources; Damage to or destruction of water sources; Loss of cultural and ritual knowledge -- The role of Aboriginal organisations in mediating customary water rights and interests: the Jawoyn Association; The Wardaman Association; The Northern Land Council; The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority; The Kalano Association; The Daly River Aboriginal Reference Group -- Negotiating over water interests -- Aboriginal attitudes to development and aspirations for future development -- The Katherine Water Allocation Plan : consultation and engagement with Aboriginal stakeholders; Including access to cultural water sites as plan objective; Ensuring customary rights and cultural values are protected; Indigenous commercial water requirements -- Recommendations -- References -- Figures -- Tables
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
iv, 67 p. ;
Other physical details
col. ill., col. maps

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