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Land and water ownership and use

Markham, Francis; Marshall, Virginia; Morphy, Frances


When the British began their colonisation of Australia - invasion from an Indigenous perspective - they treated the continent as uninhabited territories, without sophisticated laws. However, the First Australians already inhabited the entire continent as self-governing sovereign polities exercising Law in relationship to water, land, animals and other resources. Today, increasingly, these polities are described as nations. For Indigenous Australians, country - in which land and water are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Book Title: Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia (Second Edition)


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