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Aboriginal sovereignty : reflections on race, state, and nation

Author: Henry Reynolds
Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Aboriginal Sovereignty is a provocative study of the relations between indigenous Australians and mainstream society. It presents a bold new interpretation of Aboriginal political development. It challenges us to consider that the Mabo decision is not the boundary at which the recognition of indigenous rights must cease." "Aboriginal Sovereignty confronts the question of whether Aboriginal society exercised a form  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Reynolds
ISBN: 1863739696 9781863739696
OCLC Number: 36201897
Description: xviii, 221 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Terra nullius and sovereignty --
2. Assessment of Aboriginal society --
3. Were Aboriginal tribes sovereigns? --
4. Customary law --
5. How did Australia become British? --
6. Law and history --
7. Self-government, autonomy and treaties --
8. Nations and states in international law and politics.
Responsibility: Henry Reynolds.

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An interpretation of the thrust of Aboriginal politics by an historian whose can justly be said to have laid the foundations of the Mabo decision. In this volume, the author tackles the issues of  Read more...

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