Australia’s Marine Environment: The History and Politics of Exploitation and Conservation

Russell, L. (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Description

Climate change and resource exploitation is posing acute challenges for Australia’s marine environment. In this webinar three historians draw on their research in different contexts and cultures and together address key issues in the history and politics of marine exploitation and conservation. Lynette Russell (Monash University) reflects on ‘Looking Out, Looking In: visitors from the sea rethinking ocean voyages and Indigenous Australians’. Alessandro Antonello (Flinders University) examines the history of ‘Protecting and possessing the cold Southern Ocean’. Joseph Christensen (University of Western Australia) considers 'Reconstructing a history of recreational fishing in Western Australia'.

Lynette Russell (Monash University), ‘Looking Out, Looking In: visitors from the sea rethinking ocean voyages and Indigenous Australians’: This presentation will consider maritime history and voyages to Australia of the deep past (65,000 years ago) up to the 18th century.

Alessandro Antonello (Flinders University): ‘Protecting and possessing the cold Southern Ocean’: Whales, seals, penguin, fish and krill in the Southern Ocean have all been variously exploited, studied, and protected across the centuries, and Australia has played a prominent and particular role in this history.

Joseph Christensen (University of Western Australia), 'Reconstructing a history of recreational fishing in Western Australia': This presentation outlines some major changes in recreational fishing activity post1950 and reflects upon the value of historical knowledge for marine scientists and managers in the 21st
century.
Period22 Jul 2021
Event typeSeminar
LocationMelbourne, Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Maritime History
  • Encounters with and between First Nations People
  • Looking out
  • Looking in