Cultural timelessness and colonial tethers: Australian native title in historical and comparative perspective

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Young, Simon. 2008. "Cultural timelessness and colonial tethers: Australian native title in historical and comparative perspective." Australian Indigenous Law Review. 12, pp. 60-68.
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Cultural timelessness and colonial tethers: Australian native title in historical and comparative perspective

ERA Journal ID35418
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsYoung, Simon
Journal TitleAustralian Indigenous Law Review
Journal Citation12, pp. 60-68
Number of Pages9
Year2008
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN1835-0186
Web Address (URL)http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AUIndigLawRw/2008/15.html
Abstract

This article draws the light once again, in the current climate of political change, to the apparent error in the prevailing Australian thinking in native title jurisprudence and its unfolding consequences. It articulates the difficulties in a new and succinct way, and against a backdrop of relevant legal principle from the United States, Canada and New Zealand. It corners some of the historical preconceptions and intellectual traditions that may have contributed to the Australian methodology. And it demonstrates that, while the 'tradition' focus may be well ingrained in the Australian legal psyche, this is one instance in which the law must not be permitted to 'hide in shadows of its own making'.

Keywordsnative title; Australia; indigenous land rights; traditional owners
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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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Western Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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