From ranger to tour guide: the Gulf experience

Thursday, 18 June 2015
Murrandoo Yanner
Terrance Taylor
Paul Richardson

CLCAC has developed a plan that will assist in the implementation of a range of Aboriginal tourism initiatives in the Gulf to deliver new visitor experiences that provide insight into and an appreciation of culture and country. In practice this plan has had to rely heavily on the skills and cultural knowledge of Indigenous Rangers. The transfer of existing skills and the additional specific training required for Rangers to develop a successful a tourism product will be discussed, together with the challenges of developing a commercial product without also turning culture into a commodity of reconstructed ethnicity.