The trouble with tradition: native title and cultural change

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Young, Simon. 2008. The trouble with tradition: native title and cultural change. Sydney, Australia. Federation Press.
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The trouble with tradition: native title and cultural change

Book CategoryAuthored book
ERA Publisher ID1891
Authors
AuthorYoung, Simon
Number of Pages520
Year2008
PublisherFederation Press
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISBN978-16287-647-7
Abstract

This book is the most fundamental analysis of native title in the common law world since McNeil's Common Law Aboriginal Title in 1989. Through a broad and detailed examination of the jurisprudence across Australia, USA, New Zealand and Canada, it argues that the Australian preoccupation with 'tradition' is a deeply flawed approach. Dr Young points to many technical problems and a raft of unfortunate consequences for Indigenous people. He contends it is time for a fundamental rethink.

Keywordsnative title; land rights; Australia; indigenous Australians; legal interpretation; Terra Nullius; Mabo
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480604. Property law (excl. intellectual property law)
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
480302. Comparative law
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© 2008 Federation Press. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Western Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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