chapter  9
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' "A Glimpse of the Dreamtime ": Property Rights and Tourism in the Tiwi Islands, Northern Australia'

Inthesummerof1994,theDutchnationalnewspaperAlgemeenDagbladmounteda

campaigntopromoteitsnewsupplementontourism.Anenlargedphotographoftwoloin-

clothedAboriginesintheAustralianoutbackappearedonhugebillboardsthroughoutthe

Netherlands.ThesloganunderneaththetwoAboriginalmen,facingtheviewer,ran:'Tourism

Changes'(Toerismeverandert).Obviously,thecampaignappealstothecurrenttrendof touristslookingforevermoredistantandexoticdestinations.Fortheseandvariousother

reasons,Australiahasbecomeenvogueasatouristdestination.