Landmarks: reading the Gove Peninsula
This thesis investigates the events leading up to and including the first land rights case, Milirrpum v Nabalco, heard in the Northern Territory Supreme Court before Justice Blackburn in 1970. It examines how the Yolngu people of the Yirrkala mission responded to the federal government’s leasing of the Gove Peninsula for the mining of bauxite, initially by seeking a political solution and subsequently legal redress. Thus, it considers events such as the bark petitions the people of Yirrkala...[Show more]
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