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Tourists Riding Turtles

Citation

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

Abstract

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:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Anthropology
Research Field:Social and Cultural Anthropology
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Understanding Past Societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's Past
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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