This article explores the role of history in the Yorta Yorta native title case, with a particular focus on the nineteenth-century squatter Edward M Curr�s role in the outcome. It begins by describing the crucial importance of historical inquiry to native title proceedings. An account of Curr�s life follows, including details that have been lacking in the biographical record to date. The role of Curr�s testimony in the Yorta Yorta case is then explored, leading to some final comments about the...[Show more]
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