Jim McAllister teaches Sociology at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia, and has research interests in farm labour, property inequality and small non-agricultural rural industries.

The Central Queensland Sapphire Mining Community: Case of Common Property and Cultural Capital

This paper discusses the case of the sapphire mining community of Central Queensland, Australia, and its changing fortunes as a result of its dependence on publicly-owned and regulated sapphire deposits.

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