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Nyungar tourism in the South West region of Western Australia : A quopardar or best practice approach for Nyungar tourism operators

Harben, S. and Collard, L. (2006) Nyungar tourism in the South West region of Western Australia : A quopardar or best practice approach for Nyungar tourism operators. Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

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    Abstract

    Nyungar Tourism Operators involved in this research project acknowledge the need for a quopardar or best practice which is underpinned by the need to strive for excellence, to have a committed approach to improvement in every area of their organization, to establish and maintain a high quality service and for continually improving performance to achieve better outcomes for their visitors.

    There is a desire to protect and promote Nyungar culture, its practice and Nyungar knowledge as well as increase the economic value of the Nyungar community within the tourism industry. The challenge for Nyungar Tourism Operators is to be both innovative and competitive. Each of the tourism outlets involved in the research have put together the best possible resources available to them from their own Nyungar boodjar to give the tourist or visitor a “unique, authentic Nyungar experience” through stepping back in time. This also helps the visitor to experience and understand the impact of colonisation on Nyungar culture and to also share Nyungar knowledge, spirituality and customs of our Nyungar lifestyle.

    Nyungar Tourism Operators and other Case Study participants share a desire for commercial viability, to encourage a sustainable, quopardar or best practice approach that respects and protects both Nyungar culture and boodjar or country.

    This quopardar or Best Practice Guide is aimed to incorporate these objectives, philosophies and visions.

    Publication Type: Report
    Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Social and Community Research
    Publisher: Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University
    Copyright: Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University
    Notes: http://prospero.murdoch.edu.au/record=b1760802~S10
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10939
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