(Article of periodic en Français - 1983)

Document title

Continuité et changement dans la mobilité des Aborigènes

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

YOUNG E. A. ; BERQUE A. (Traducteur) ;


The A. examines various aspects of population mobility currently practised by the Warlpiri, a tribally-oriented group of Australian Aborigines. It discusses how many mobility characteristics prevalent in their precontact nomadic lifestyle have been adapted to the present Warlpiri way of life semi-permanent settlement focussed on government and mission stations, cattle properties and nearby towns. Some of these characteristics, such as the custom of abandonning houses after a death, or making frequent spontaneous trips to visit family elsewhere, mean that these contemporary settlements are used in unconventional ways. Greater understanding of these aspects of Aboriginal mobility would aid planning policies.


Article of periodic

published at : L'espace géographique Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1983, vol. 12, no1 [pp. 33-45]



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