Traditional land tenure and early European land acquisitions : the clash between primitive and Western law in New Guinea
The following study deals with·the acquisition of land by Europeans in the area which today forms the Trust Territory of Nev Guinea. It covers the period from the beginning of European settlement in the 18708 to the outbreak of the First World War, when after about thirty years the administrative control over this area passed from German into Australian hands. In modern Western societies the acquisition of land is essentially a legal matter. There are laws which determine under which...[Show more]
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