Mabo: A European perspective

Mears, Martin
June 1994
IPA Review;1994, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p23
Discusses the notion of historical rights of Australian aborigines on traditional lands. High Court and the Commonwealth Government's decision on `Mabo versus Queensland'; Crimes committed by the colonizers who dispossessed the Aboriginals; European view on historical entitlement; inherited guilt and inherited rights; Restitution made by the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.


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