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Tourists Riding Turtles


Pocock, CA, Tourists Riding Turtles, Australian Zoologists, 33, (4) pp. 425-435. ISSN 0067-2238 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.7882/AZ.2006.015


Both scientists and holidaymakers once enjoyed riding on the backs of turtles while at the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of the widespread popularity of turtle riding, the practice disappeared into obscurity in the second part of the twentieth century. This paper unveils the historical, social and geographical factors that gave rise to a practice that was peculiar to the holidaymakers of this time and place.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Anthropology
Research Field:Social and cultural anthropology
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Pocock, CA (Dr Celmara Pocock)
ID Code:44100
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-04-24

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