aboriginal australia to learn from aboriginal ireland

11Jan11

A Newcastle University Professor says there is much to learn from Europe’s indigenous entrepreneurs when it comes to small business and the economy.

Professor Dennis Foley will spend several months in Ireland later this year, studying that country’s native community, known as the Travellers.

His research will investigate the similarities between the Irish and Australian indigenous cultures and possible synergies between the two.

Professor Foley says he will study the challenges the Travellers have faced and the ways they have remedied the problems to bring about business opportunities.

From ABC News



One Response to “aboriginal australia to learn from aboriginal ireland”

  1. 1 thesraidJohn

    The Irish Travellers are not the sole native community in Ireland. Most Irish people are Aboriginals due to the British planters policy of not interbreeding with the “natives”. In fact the modern Irish Traveller tradition is quite recently only appearing in the late 1800’s.



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