Title

Australia , Alcohol and the Aborigine: Alcohol Consumption Differences Between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Association for Consumer Research

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

2548

Comments

This article was originally published as: Groves, R. (2002). Australia, Alcohol and the Aborigine: Alcohol Consumption Differences Between Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians. ACR Asia-Pacific Advances, 5, 148-153. Original available here

Abstract

While Australia was colonised by settlers with a strong dependency on alcohol and strongly established behaviours associated with its consumption, the indigenous inhabitants had no experience with this commodity. In the two centuries that followed, but especially in the brief period since alcohol became universally available to Aborigines, this situation has changed dramatically. Alcohol problems within Aboriginal society are severe. This paper investigates the similarities and differences that exist between the alcohol consumption behaviours of non-indigenous and indigenous Australians.