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History and land rights

McGrath, Ann


The place of history and historians in the Indigenous land rights process has puzzled me for several years. In my view history is important, if not pivotal, to explaining land rights policy and practice. Dispossession occurred in past actions: land rights represents an attempt to make amends for past injustice and to improve the present lot of Aborigines. Land rights provides more lifestyle choices, offering Indigenous people an economic base and a chance to protect their cultural...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Book chapter


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