• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Resources and Tourism in Kakadu northern territory in Australia

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐KAKADU: NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA 1) Kakadu is in northern Australia, 3000km from Sydney, it is on the north coast. It is south of Indonesia, 250km from Darwin. Kakadu is considered remote because most major cities are located in South East Australia, e.g. Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, or the South West Coast e.g. Perth. 2) Uranium Mining is one of the most important exports from Australia, it is important because it amounts to $500 million per year to Australia in exports, in the five years to mid 2005, Australia exported 46600 tonnes of uranium oxide concentrate with a value of over $2.1 billion, It provides power to Japan, USA, UK and France, it is 30% of Japans electricity, 21% of Usa?s energy, 20% of the UK?s and 77% of France?s energy, This type of power is becoming vital as the worlds fossil fuel reserves are running out. ...read more.

Middle

Which has totalled to $207 million since mining began in 1981. Also it has a better impact on the environment then the burning of fossil fuels does. However, as Aboriginals lead quite simple lives, they are not interested in what money brings them as their culture relies on them using nature to supply and feed them. Furthermore they have been pushed aside by the government when mining companies have been allowed to enter their land and destroy the earth, which is considered a great sin to the Aboriginal people. Kakadu is unique in the tourism industry as it offers many different types of habitats and scenery, woodland, grassy flood plains, wetland, rainforests and sandstone country. It has some of the oldest cave art in the world; it is one of few places to be a world heritage site for cultural and natural reasons. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Aborigines don?t believe in exploiting the land as they believe it to be sacred and to destroy it would be a sin. They are not happy with the way many companies and tourists have just invaded their homes, they gain little to nothing from this as they?re not interested in money or anything else they have to offer, they just want their rightful land to be left alone and preserved in its natural state. Since white people encountered the Aborigines, their numbers have dropped to less than 500 in the Kakadu area. Aboriginal leaders don?t want to lose their rights and their culture as modernisation steps into their lives. One spoke against the royalties given stating that ?I think you would find the benefits of mining for our people have been minimal, if anything at all.? However some Aboriginals have become modernised and use the money given to their benefit, e.g. to fund healthcare, education and housing. Although not a huge part of the Aboriginals do this, the numbers are certainly growing. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. World Resources

    alter their lifestyle and take certain measures to delay the world's resources running out such as turning their computers off at night. Optimists also believe because of advanced technology and science, we can discover more and more alternative fuels, optimists believe that people would use alternative energy sources as it is cheap and therefore more economical.

  2. Geography Tourism Coursework

    Also the increase in employment is due to the growth in tourist related shops and these jobs are usually low paid and seasonal and in the secondary industry. This shows that the economic impact hasn't been as impressive as it could be as there are hardly any jobs in Cromer that don't rely on tourism.

  1. To create three different hypotheses related to tourism and tourists in Dubai that can ...

    3,000 Europe AED 2,700 Africa AED 1,400 Middle East AED 1,000 The most expensive flights would be from America and Far East Asia. We can assume from the high prices that most tourists from these continents would stay longer in Dubai than tourists from closer areas.

  2. The aim of this piece of coursework is to study tourism and its importance in ...

    Is Southend a typical seaside resort? This question aims to answer if Southend has special features that set it different or unusual from other resorts e.g. Blackpool. We have seen Southend has most of the basic tourist services for the satisfaction of visitors.

  1. Geography Fieldwork - The effects of Tourism in Keswick

    day this means that many more people may have been driving than usual. Another limitation is the possibility of human error in counting especially on busy roads where it becomes difficult to keep up. Another limitation is that the time we did the survey may not show a fair representation

  2. World Resources - scarcity and conflict. Views on the future.

    However I agree with the pessimists but I don't think there should be an international one child policy, but as a whole unit we need to find a method to achieve optimum population and taking into consideration a specific area's carrying capacity and therefore move into the direction of sustainable development.

  1. Bangor Northern Ireland

    Population Demographics for Bangor from 1841 to 1991 This is Ballyholme Bay in the Victorian Times. This is Ballyholme Bay today. This is Dufferin Avenue in the Victorian Times. This is Dufferin Avenue on the day of the Field Trip.

  2. Investigation into the impact of tourism on Croyde and Newquay

    The name Croyde is believed to have derived from an Anglo-Saxon settlement in the area. Croyde village is a charming little hamlet of thatched cottages with many places to eat, buy gifts and hire beach equipment - including surfboards. It has many popular spots neighbouring such as Watersmeet in lyton/lynmouth,

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work