The Globalization of the Didjeridu and the Implications for Small Scale Community Based Producers in Remote Northern Australia

By Josh Forner.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper examines the didjeridu production industry in Northern Australia, with particular emphasis on the impacts on the Jawoyn Aboriginal people.

Keywords: Sustainability, Harvest, Didjeridu, Eucalyptus, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Australia, Market, Authenticity

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp.137-148. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.959MB).

Mr Josh Forner

Joshua Forner is a PhD cantidate at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. His research is on the ecologigal, social and environmental aspects of the didjeridu industry in the Northern Territory, with a focus on the implications for the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. He is also co-founder of a geospatial consulting company, which has been successfully operating out of Darwin since 2001. As a consultant and a researcher, he has worked extensively with local councils, government departments, conservation organisations and Aboriginal community groups. Prior to becoming a consultant, Joshua worked for a variety of Environmental rehabilitation groups in the Darwin area. His commitment to intelligent and proactive environmental management resulted in his winning the Inaugural Chief Ministers Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership at the 1998 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards.


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