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Alternative title: Aboriginal Sovereignty
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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'Aboriginal Sovereignty is a challenging and provocative study of the political, legal and constitutional relations between indigenous Australians and mainstream society. It presents a bold new interpretation of Aboriginal political development. It challenges us to consider that the Mabo decision is not the boundary at which the recognition of indigenous rights must cease.'

'Aboriginal Sovereignty confronts the question of whether Aboriginal society exercised a form of sovereignty before 1788, whether the 'tribes' were actually small 'nations'. It considers legal interpretations of what happened when the Briton arrived and pits these interpretations against the record. It looks at the political and legal ramifications of customary law and then considers current political and constitutional discussion, in Australia and overseas.' (Source: Publisher's website)


  • Includes chapter on customary law.
  • 'Three nations, one Australia?' (Source: Front cover)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1996 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xviii,221p.
      • Published July 1996
      • Includes index, bibliography
      ISBN: 9781863739696 (pbk)
Language: Chinese
Titled as: 原住民族主權 : 對種族, 國家及國族的深思 / : Yuan zhu min zu zhu quan : dui zhong zu . guo jia ji guo zu de shen si
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