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Introduction to Fire-Stick Farming

Petty, Aaron M. (2012). Introduction to Fire-Stick Farming. Fire Ecology,8(3):1-2.

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Title Introduction to Fire-Stick Farming
Author Petty, Aaron M.
Journal Name Fire Ecology
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1933-9747   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84877329872
Start Page 1
End Page 2
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Association for Fire Ecology
Field of Research ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Abstract Rhys Jones was not a fire ecologist, and he was the first to admit that. What Rhys Jones did understand was time—deep time. By his death in 2001, Jones had become the pre-eminent Australian archaeologist, with a research portfolio that spanned from Tasmania to New Guinea. Among his many achievements, Jones helped establish the time of human occupation of Australia at 40 000 years.

When Rhys Jones published Fire-Stick Farming in 1969, the Australian state operated under the doctrine of terra nullius, which established that the continent was uninhabited at the time of European discovery and there for the taking. Aboriginal people had only just gained full recognition as citizens within the constitution in 1967 and were still over twenty years away from having their native title claims recognized and terra nullius negated in the High Court’s Mabo decision in 1992.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.4996/fireecology.0803001   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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