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The law of the land / Henry Reynolds
Bib ID 1111169
Format BookBook
Author
Reynolds, Henry, 1938-
 
Edition 3rd ed. 
Description Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2003 
xviii, 294 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0141006420
0141006420
Summary

When it was first published in 1987, "The Law of the Land" reassessed the legal and political arguments traditionally used to justify European settlement of Australia. Henry Reynolds argued compellingly that the British government in fact conceded land rights to the Aborigines early in the nineteenth century. In rejecting the concept of terra nullius in the historic Mabo case of 1992, the High Court of Australia effectively verified Henry Reynolds's conclusions on the issue of native title. Now updated to cover the Mabo judgment, the Wik decision of 1996 and subsequent developments, Reynolds's remarkable and seminal work remains central to the race debate in Australia.

Notes

Previous ed.: Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin, 1992.

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 269-288.

Subjects Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- History.  |  Land settlement -- Australia -- History.  |  Native title - Cases - Wik.  |  Law - Land.  |  Land rights - Compensation and royalties.  |  Law - Jurisprudence - Terra nullius.  |  Native title - Cases - Mabo.  |  Native title - Cases - High Court.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Australia.

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