Publications

Mining in Aboriginal Australia: Economic impacts, sustainable livelihoods and cultural difference at Century Mine, Northwest Queensland

CSRM Contributors:

Other Contributors:

  • David Martin
  • David Trigger

Published by: Ashgate Publishing

This chapter examines the capacity of the Australian mining industry to provide livelihoods for the Aboriginal people of mine hinterlands. It uses a case study of the Century Mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria region of northwest Queensland to illustrate certain dilemmas confronting developers, governments and Aboriginal people themselves around gaining sustainable livelihoods through engagement with the mining industry.

CITATION

Martin, David, Trigger, David and Parmenter, Joni(2014). Mining in Aboriginal Australia: Economic impacts, sustainable livelihoods and cultural difference at Century Mine, northwest Queensland. In Emma Gilberthorpe and Gavin Hilson (Ed.), Natural resource extraction and indigenous livelihoods: development challenges in an era of globalisation (pp. 37-56)Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.