Indigenous climate change adaption in the Port Philip Bay region : a longitudinal investigation into the physical and cultural transformation of the bay from an indigenous and landscape architectural perspective

Pocock, G. and Jones, D. 2012, Indigenous climate change adaption in the Port Philip Bay region : a longitudinal investigation into the physical and cultural transformation of the bay from an indigenous and landscape architectural perspective, in NCCARF/CSIRO 2012 : Sharing knowledge to adapt : Proceedings of Climate Adaptation in Action 2012, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), Griffith, Qld., pp. 410-410.

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Title Indigenous climate change adaption in the Port Philip Bay region : a longitudinal investigation into the physical and cultural transformation of the bay from an indigenous and landscape architectural perspective
Author(s) Pocock, G.
Jones, D.
Conference name Climate Adaptation in Action. Conference (2012 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 26-28 Jun. 2012
Title of proceedings NCCARF/CSIRO 2012 : Sharing knowledge to adapt : Proceedings of Climate Adaptation in Action 2012
Publication date 2012
Conference series Climate Adaptation in Action. Conference
Start page 410
End page 410
Total pages 1
Publisher National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Place of publication Griffith, Qld.
Summary Currently there is a dearth of research into Australian Indigenous knowledge and their understanding of climate change especially in regard to how it fits into their world view. Recent discussions by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research facility (NCCARF) have highlighted this deficiency but also the need to source relevant research projects that may address this knowledge and perspective, and enable the incorporation of Traditional ecological Knowledge into the planning climate change adaptions strategies in the Port Phillip Bay region thereby increasing their engagement in this discussion. Within this context, this paper examines the use and understanding of landscape, both urban and regional, surrounding Port Phillip Bay and the risks and opportunities climate change adaptation brings to the local Indigenous communities. It synthesises focused interviews with the (Wurundjeri (Yarra Valley), Wathaurong Geelong-Bellarine Peninsular) & Boon Wurrung (Mornington Peninsula)) to elicit a contemporary and local response to issues raised by NCCARF but importantly to articulate a possible Indigenous position about the formation, change and direction that Port Phillip Bay and its environs should take from their perspectives. Research draws upon how these communities have adapted to climate change physically, mentally and spiritually over their long habitation of a shared geological asset and their perceptions of climate change in respect to forecasting and adapting to climate change for this century. The project looks to uncover a longitudinal perspective of change and adaptation focused upon Indigenous views of ‘country’ and traditional custodial obligations to ‘country’ including accumulated cultural and environmental histories.
ISBN 9781921609510
Language eng
Field of Research 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
120505 Regional Analysis and Development
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Copyright notice ©2012, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048275

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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