Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge




Aboriginal Environmental Knowledge

Number of page: 187
Author: Catherine Laudine
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Category: Religion

Aboriginal environmental knowledge is examined here as an integrated source of both religious and scientific knowledge. An important finding is that Aboriginal environmental knowledge also includes knowledge about education for attitudes considered appropriate for survival.

About The Author

Catherine Laudine gained her PhD in anthropology from the University of Newcastle and has taught anthropology at three Australian Universities. During her undergraduate years she studied race relations in Australia and became involved in the fledgling land rights movement in the late seventies and early eighties. At this time she worked as a research assistant for the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern, Sydney. Later she worked for an Aboriginal organisation in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and for the Aboriginal Education Unit at Wollongong University. She has also been employed on other research projects relating to Aboriginal studies. She is grateful for the support and encouragement offered by Aboriginal friends and colleagues for this project especially Tjilpi Bob Randall.