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The effect of diet on the nutrition and production of merino ewes in the arid shrublands of Western Australia

  • Author: Daly, Fiona F. M.
  • Publisher: Curtin University of Technology
  • Published: 2009

For the Arid Shrublands of Western Australia (WA) knowledge is limited on what sheep eat and how nutritious their diets are. A study was undertaken on two stations near Yalgoo…

Art at auction: Price formation and the creation of superstars in the Australian art auction market

  • Author: Wilson-Anastasios, Meaghan
  • Publisher: University of Melbourne
  • Published: 2008

This thesis shows that prices generated by the art auction system can be anything but mysterious

Underground structures and mycorrhizal associations of Solanum centrale (the Australian bush tomato)

  • Author: Dennett, A
  • Publisher: University of Sydney
  • Published: 2008

Solanum centrale (Solanaceae) is an Australian indigenous food plant with potential uses as a desert crop species. This project investigated the little understood underground structures and mycorrhizal associations of S.…

Landscape scale measurement and monitoring of biodiversity in the Australian rangelands

  • Author: Clarke, K
  • Publisher: The University of Adelaide
  • Published: 2008

biologically relevant, spatially comprehensive data. The goal of this thesis was to provide the

To hunt and to hold: Martu Aboriginal people’s uses and knowledge of their country, with implications for co-management in Karlamilyi (Rudall River) National Park and the Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia.

  • Author: Walsh, Fiona
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2008

This ethnoecological study examines land uses by modern Martu Aboriginal people on their country. They occupy very remote settlements—Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji—in the Great and Little Sandy Deserts. In 1990,…

Quality of worklife for rural and remote teachers: perspectives of novice, interstate and overseas-qualified teachers

  • Author: Sharplin, ED
  • Publisher: The University of Western Australia
  • Published: 2008

It is essential to attract, recruit and retain quality teachers in rural and remote schools for provision of quality education to rural and remote students. A robust body of research…

The response of birds to the fire regimes of mulga woodlands in central Australia

  • Author: Leavesley, A
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published: 2008

thesis I investigate the key assumptions of the fire mosaic hypothesis using a model system, the

Modelling Land Susceptibility to Wind Erosion in Western Queensland, Australia

  • Author: Webb, NP
  • Publisher: The University of Queensland
  • Published: 2008

land erodibility, particularly at the landscape to regional scales (103 to 104 km2). This thesis

Let's hear it from the Board ....: An analysis of regional development governance in Western Australia and New South Wales

  • Author: Conway, M.
  • Publisher: University of New England
  • Published: 2008

This research examines how board members of regional development agencies in Australia interpret and perform their governance role, and considers what this tells us about the nature of regional development…

Exploring engagement between Indigenous communities and government: lessons for Country management

  • Author: Anderson-Smith, B
  • Publisher: ANU
  • Published: 2008

This thesis explores engagement between Indigenous communities and governments in the Australian

Remotely sustainable

  • Author: Pedersen, Finn
  • Publisher: RMIT
  • Published: 2008

How do we produce architecture that responds to the extremes of climate and culture within the context of remote Western Australian Indigenous desert communities? ‘Extremes of culture’ refers to the…

Understanding 'work' in Ngukurr a remote Australian Aboriginal community

  • Author: McRae-Williams, E
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2008

This thesis is an ethnographic study of the ‘work’ ideologies inherent in a remote Australian

Product Development and Distribution for Aboriginal Tourism in Central Australia: a focus on the 4WD Market

  • Author: Schmallegger, D
  • Publisher: IMC University of Applied Sciences
  • Published: 2007

In recent years, tourism in desert and Outback regions in Australia had to face a number of challenges. Desert tourism stakeholders have therefore recognised the need to open up new…

Creating spaces for negotiation at the environmental management and community development interface in Australia

  • Author: Maclean, K
  • Publisher: The Australian National University
  • Published: 2007

providing a panacea for all environment and development problems. This thesis argues that in

Security and belonging: reconceptualising Aboriginal spatial mobilities in Yamatji country, Western Australia

  • Author: Prout, S
  • Publisher: Macquarie University
  • Published: 2007

education services. Drawing primarily on a range of field interviews, the thesis opens up a discursive space

My country, mine country: indigenous people, mining and development contestation in remote Australia

  • Author: Scambary, B
  • Publisher: Australian National University
  • Published: 2007

My country, mine country: indigenous people, mining and development contestation in remote Australia

Characteristics and dynamics of the mulga-spinifex boundaries at Mt Denison station in central Australia

  • Author: Nicholas, A
  • Publisher: Charles Darwin University
  • Published: 2007

Mulga (Acacia aneura) and spinifex (Triodia spp.) are common throughout arid Australia, often dominating the landscape as discrete, abruptly alternating dominants of vegetation. The floristic, soil and fire frequency characteristics…

Creating livelihoods through Indigenous Protected Areas: the Nantawarrina experience

  • Author: Braham, K
  • Publisher: Flinders University
  • Published: 2007

Conservation management of protected areas provides Indigenous people with an opportunity to protect and enhance biodiversity, culture, and build community capacity to sustain livelihoods. Recognition of the important role of…

Indigenous Women's Career Development: Voices that Challenge Educational Leadership

  • Author: White, Nerida Dawn
  • Publisher: Australian Catholic University
  • Published: 2007

This research focuses on deepening our understanding about Indigenous women’s participation in contemporary Australian society by exploring their experiences in employment, careers, education and leadership. Since the purpose of this…

Making families and communities strong though small business

  • Author: West, Mara
  • Publisher: Murdoch University
  • Published: 2007

explored in this thesis through identifying: • What are the key business success factors for existing

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