SSPR seminar series 


Chris Haynes presents ‘Not the northwest monsoon: The contribution of anthropologist Sherry Ortner to analysis of joint management in Kakadu’, on 3 August from 12pm.

The northwest monsoon as a driver of Kakadu’s wet season, and its origins in the high Himalayas make an obvious connector between Nepal’s protected areas and those in the wet-dry tropics of Australia.

In this talk Chris will discuss other connections, especially the contribution of eminent American anthropologist Sherry Ortner to his own theorising of joint management in Kakadu.

A current PhD student at Charles Darwin University supervised by Dr Tess Lea, Chris’s association with Kakadu goes back to 1978, before the park’s proclamation, and he had responsibility for the park between 1979 and 1985. He was Director of National Parks in Western Australia between 1985 and 1994 and is a member of the World Commission on Protected Areas.

Chris has published on conservation generally and on Aboriginal conceptions of it. He returned to Kakadu as Park Manager between 2002 and 2004. His experience at that time led into this research project.

This seminar takes place in room 39.1.39 and will also be broadcast to the Library Seminar Room at Alice Springs Campus.
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