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Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines made Australia
Totems underwrote the ecological arrangement of Australia, creating an entire continent managed under the same Law for similar biodiverse purposes, no matter what the vegetation. Despite vastly different plant communities, from spinifex to rainforest, from Tasmania to the Kimberleys, there were the same plant patterns — the same relationship between food or medicine plants and shelter plants. Put simply, farming peoples see differently.
Like our draught horses, we wear the blinkers agriculture imposes. Australia is not like the northern Europe from which most early settlers came.
Fences on the ground make fences in the mind. Until Europeans came, Australia had no wilderness, and no terra nullius.
Today, amid the wreck of what Aborigines made, there remain relics of their management. They depended not on chance, but on policy.
They shaped Australia to ensure continuity, balance, abundance and predictability. All are now in doubt. In the face of such doubt, so basic and so sweeping, can we really say we are managing our country?
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UEA Inaugural lecture: Alternative performance measures: do managers disclose them to inform us, or to mislead us? Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Bill Gammage , Australian National University. Indigenous Australians systematically burnt grasslands to reduce fuel and stop fires raging out of control.
Aboriginal people worked hard to make plants and animals abundant, convenient and predictable. Building on these resources Bushes and trees, as well as grass, were necessarily associated and distributed. Blinkered to the obvious Why has it taken so long to see the obvious?