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Of "social ties" and "savage hordes": the denial of indigenous sovereignty in Australia

Buchan, Bruce


This paper addresses issues arising from the denial by the Australian Government of a Treaty with the Indigenous peoples of Australia. In particular, it attempts to explain why such a Treaty was never signed with the Indigenous peoples during the period of British colonial rule, and why it has consistently been denied by successive post-colonial governments. The starting point of many arguments for a Treaty between the Indigenous peoples of Australia and the Australian Government is that such...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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