In a series of online exercises, the researchers asked participants to describe the life of a native Australian, to describe a landscape, and to identify how they might survive in a hostile environment.
The answers were then analyzed in a series that examined how people of different cultures and backgrounds might respond to a range of challenges, including bushfires, drought, disease, isolation and a host of other social factors.
“Our aim was to provide an accurate assessment of the social isolation, social isolation and environmental isolation experienced by native Australians across different stages of their life and in different contexts,” the authors wrote.
They concluded: “The outback is an extremely remote place, and there is no shortage of ways to survive.”
Topics:environment,environmental-management,environment,indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander,environment-policy,environment—public-policy—other,human-interest,australiaFirst posted May 11, 2019 07:07:36Contact Peter DuttonMore stories from New South Wales