SpringerBriefs in Geography

Beyond the North-South Culture Wars

Reconciling Northern Australia's Recent Past With Its Future

Authors: Dale, Allan

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Increasingly, Australia’s agriculturalists are looking to the nation’s north to escape the decline in southern Australia’s water and soil resources. Booming mineral and gas development is also helping to drive the nation’s economic success. At the same time, the south’s conservation sector would like to see much of the north preserved as iconic wilderness. Both conservation and resource development interests alike are often at odds with the interests of the north’s traditional owners, many of whom remain trapped in welfare dependency and poverty. Indeed, to the ire of north Australians, the past five decades of north Australian history have indeed been characterized by these national-scale conflicts being played out in regional and local communities.

This book explores these conflicts as well as the many emerging opportunities facing the development of the north, suggesting that a strong cultural divide between northern and southern Australia exists; one that needs to be reconciled if the nation as a whole is to benefit from northern development. The author first explores where these historical conflicts could take us without a clear forward agenda. A story-based personal narrative from his long and diverse experience in the north gives life to these themes. Finally, the book then draws on these stories to help shape a cohesive agenda for the north’s future.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Themes in the North’s Recent History

    Dale, Allan

    Pages 3-12

  • Understanding the North–South Cultural Divide

    Dale, Allan

    Pages 13-25

  • Southern Enclaves: Mining, Tourism and Urban Development

    Dale, Allan

    Pages 29-40

  • World Heritage and the Northern Psyche

    Dale, Allan

    Pages 41-51

  • Individualism and the Northern Cattle Industry

    Dale, Allan

    Pages 53-61

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05596-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond the North-South Culture Wars
Book Subtitle
Reconciling Northern Australia's Recent Past With Its Future
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05597-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05597-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05596-1
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 148
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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