The Central Queensland Sapphire Mining Community: Case of Common Property and Cultural Capital

By Jim McAllister and Daniel Teghe.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper discusses the case of the sapphire mining community of Central Queensland, Australia, and its changing fortunes as a result of its dependence on publicly-owned and regulated sapphire deposits.

Keywords: Sapphire Mining, Common Property, Community, Cultural Capital

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.163-172. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 783.871KB).

Dr Jim McAllister

Jim McAllister has research interests in farm labour, property inequality and small non-agricultural rural industries.

Dr Daniel Teghe

Daniel Teghe’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of social power and policy, community and regional development, and the relationship between information technology and capacity building.


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