Neither Justice Nor Reason: A Legal and Anthropological Analysis of Aboriginal Land Rights

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University of Queensland Press, 1984 - Law - 215 pages
Criticises social organisation theory in traditional anthropology and provides alternative paradigm following the premise that traditional conceptions are based on inadequate models and therefore dysfunctional in the land claim process; contact history, government policy; sources of law, land rights legislation by State; concepts of the horde, patrilines, patrimoieties, managers; history of land rights since 1970 Gove case, Aboriginal Land Rights (N.T.) Act 1976; review of six claim cases & applicability of anthropological models (Alyawarra & Kaititja land claim, Uluru (Ayers Rock) National Park & Lake Amadeus (Luritja claim, Yingawunarri (Old Top Springs) Mudbura claim, Anmatjirra & Alyawarra claim (Utopia Pastoral Lease), Lander Warlpiri Anmatjirra land claim (Willowra; Limmen Bight)

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Introduction to Part I
The Legal Context
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