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]
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