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Conflict in the Statutory Elicitation of Aboriginal Culture in Australia

Weiner, James F


In order for Aboriginal rights and interests to be recognised under the Native Title Act (1993), such rights and interests must arise from laws and customs that can be shown to have continuity with the particular set of laws and customs that existed at the time of sovereignty, or, at least, at the time of first European contact. This interpretation of continuity has been applied in Australian native title cases since the High Court's Yorta Yorta decision (Yorta Yorta v the State of Victoria...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Forum


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