The appropriation of Terra Nullius

a review symposium

Rozanna Lilley, L. R. Hiatt, James Crawford, Victoria Gollan

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Abstract

In his latest book Professor Reynolds challenges received legal and historical perceptions of the European occupation of Aboriginal Australia. Specifically he argues the Mr. J. Blackburn's judgement in the Gove Case epitomised the 'inability of Australian Law to retreat from historical injustice'. In the course of a wide-ranging review, he addresses issues of great contemporary significance for Aboriginal society and the Fourth World in general. Oceania presents four different perspectives on the book, by Rozanna Lilley, Postgraduate Student in Anthropology at the Australian National University; L.R. Hiatt, Reader in Anthropology at the University of Sydney; James Crawford, Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney; and Victoria Gollan, Postgraduate Student in History at the University of Sydney. We invited Professor Reynolds to respond, but he did not reply.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-231
Number of pages10
JournalOceania
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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