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Alternative title: Aboriginal Sovereignty
Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Aboriginal Sovereignty : Reflections on Race, State and Nation
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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)

Notes

  • 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,: Allen and Unwin , 1996 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xviii,221p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 1996
      • Includes index, bibliography
      ISBN: 9781863739696 (pbk)
Language: Chinese
Notes:
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

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Aboriginal Sovereignty Lisa Strelein , 1999 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1999; (p. 221)

'Reynolds' writing continues to be an important contribution to legal as well as historical research in Australia. In Aboriginal Sovereignty, Reynolds again draws out unexamined aspects of our legal history to provide an important perspective on current debates. Before the recognition of native title in Australian law, 'sovereignty' was a key point around which Indigenous peoples in this country could rally to express their desire to determine the basis of their relationship with the non-Indigenous state. In domestic debate, native title has, understandably, become the central focus, along with the reconciliation movement. In the international sphere, self-determination for Indigenous peoples has remained pre-eminent as the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples slowly makes its way through the mechanisms of the United Nations. Where then do the marginalised calls for sovereignty fit in to these processes.'  (Introduction)

Beyond the Colonial Construct Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work review
— Appears in: Voices From a First Nation : A Journal of Writings by Jim Everett from the Clan Plangermairreener of the Palawa 1997; (p. 4-16 unpaged)

— Review of Aboriginal Sovereignty : Reflections on Race, State and Nation Henry Reynolds 1996 single work criticism
Beyond the Colonial Construct Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work review
— Appears in: Voices From a First Nation : A Journal of Writings by Jim Everett from the Clan Plangermairreener of the Palawa 1997; (p. 4-16 unpaged)

— Review of Aboriginal Sovereignty : Reflections on Race, State and Nation Henry Reynolds 1996 single work criticism
[Review Essay] Aboriginal Sovereignty Lisa Strelein , 1999 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1999; (p. 221)

'Reynolds' writing continues to be an important contribution to legal as well as historical research in Australia. In Aboriginal Sovereignty, Reynolds again draws out unexamined aspects of our legal history to provide an important perspective on current debates. Before the recognition of native title in Australian law, 'sovereignty' was a key point around which Indigenous peoples in this country could rally to express their desire to determine the basis of their relationship with the non-Indigenous state. In domestic debate, native title has, understandably, become the central focus, along with the reconciliation movement. In the international sphere, self-determination for Indigenous peoples has remained pre-eminent as the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples slowly makes its way through the mechanisms of the United Nations. Where then do the marginalised calls for sovereignty fit in to these processes.'  (Introduction)

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