Tourists riding turtles
|ERA Journal ID
|Pocock, Celmara (Author) and Pocock C.
|33 (4), pp. 425-435
|Number of Pages
|Place of Publication
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Both scientists and holidaymakers once enjoyed riding on the backs of turtles while at the Great Barrier Reef. In spite of the widespread popularity of turtle riding, the practice disappeared into obscurity in the second part of the twentieth century. This paper unveils the historical, social and geographical factors that gave rise to a practice that was peculiar to the holidaymakers of this time and place.
|De Rougemont; Great Barrier Reef; History; Tourism; Turtle-riding; Turtles
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020
|450107. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history
|440107. Social and cultural anthropology
|430302. Australian history
Copyright © 2006 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
|University of Tasmania
|Institution of Origin
|University of Southern Queensland
|Tourists riding turtles
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