Book review of "No ordinary judgment: Mabo, The Murray Islanders' Land Case" by Nonie Sharp, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra

Fuary, Maureen (1996) Book review of "No ordinary judgment: Mabo, The Murray Islanders' Land Case" by Nonie Sharp, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra. Aboriginal Law Bulletin, 3 (87). pp. 13-14.

[img] PDF
Download (223kB)
 
219


Abstract

Nonie Sharp's critical evaluation and analysis of the major twists and turns of the Murray Island Land Case (which culminated with Mabo v Queensland [No. 2] [1992] HCA 23; (1992) 175 CLR 1 in the High Court) is an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on native title in Australia. As an anthropologist who has been involved in this case from its inception, Sharp is uniquely placed to give us a particular view and reading of the ways in which the Murray Island plaintiffs and their counsel put their case for having traditional ownership of land recognised. The courtroom drama is the central context within which Sharp explores the major moments and turning points in the case, as it moved between the High Court and the Supreme Court of Queensland over a period of 10 years.

Item ID: 5216
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1328-5475
Keywords: Murray Island land case, Mabo, native title, anthropology
Related URLs:
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 23:01
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 219
Last 12 Months: 6
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page