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Author Balint, Ruth.

Title Troubled waters : borders, boundaries and possession in the Timor Sea / Ruth Balint
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  959.86 Bal/Twb  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 188 pages : map ; 20 cm
regular print
Contents The Timor connection : the northwest coast of Australia -- Staking the Timor Sea : Australia's history of maritime expansion -- Of fish and men : the fisherman of Rote -- Mare Nullius : the line in the Timor Sea -- Hooks and Sinkers : Indonesian fisherman and the Australian state -- Stone fences and sad stories : Ashmore Reef -- Fortress Australia : border protection in the Timor Sea
Summary Tells the story of Australia's northern waters and their dramatic transformation in the twentieth century from a backwater to the most militarised and fiercely guarded region in Australia
Analysis Timor
Timor Sea
Territorial waters
Fishing zones
Economic impact
20th Century history (c 1914+) (Australia,Indonesia,Australian coastal waters)
Migration - Illegal
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1721-181) and index
Notes Also published as an electronic book (Etitle) by James Bennett Pty. Ltd, in 2005 with ISBN 174115944X
Winner of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award
Subject Territorial waters -- Timor-Leste.
Territorial waters -- Indonesia.
Capture at sea.
Economic zones (Law of the sea) -- Australia.
Fishers -- Timor Island.
Fishers -- Indonesia -- Roti Island.
Territorial waters -- Timor Sea.
Territorial waters -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Indonesia.
Timor-Leste -- History.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Timor-Leste.
Timor-Leste -- Politics and government.
Timor-Leste -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Timor-Leste -- Foreign relations -- Indonesia.
Timor Island.
Indonesia -- Foreign relations -- Australia.
Indonesia -- Foreign relations -- Timor-Leste.
Timor Island -- Manners and customs
Indonesia -- Politics and government.
Roti Island (Indonesia)
Timor Island -- Social life and customs.
Timor Island -- Politics and government.
Timor Sea.
Timor Island -- History.
Roti Island (Indonesia) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2005472541
ISBN 1741143616