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The Cambridge Legal History of Australia

Edited by: Peter Cane, Lisa Ford, Mark McMillan

ISBN13: 9781108499224
Published: July 2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Hardback
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Featuring contributions from leading lawyers, historians and social scientists, this path-breaking volume explores encounters of laws, people, and places in Australia since 1788. Its chapters address three major themes: the development of Australian settler law in the shadow of the British Empire; the interaction between settler law and First Nations people; and the possibility of meaningful encounter between First laws and settler legal regimes in Australia. Several chapters explore the limited space provided by Australian settler law for respectful encounters, particularly in light of the High Court's particular concerns about the fragility of Australian sovereignty. Tracing the development of a uniquely Australian law and the various contexts that shaped it, this volume is concerned with the complexity, plurality, and ambiguity of Australia's legal history.

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Editors' introduction
Peter Cane, Lisa Ford and Mark Macmillan
Part I. Cultures of Law:
2. Plural Legal orders: concept and practice
Shaunnagh Dorsett
3. English legal culture in the late 18th century: institutions and values
David Lieberman
4. Lawful
Mary Spiers Williams
Part II. Public Authority:
5. Colonial settlement to colony
Bruce Kercher
6. Colonial self government
Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell
7. Federation
Brendan Lim
8. Constitutionalism in Australia
Cheryl Saunders
9. Indigenous governance
9.1 Mparntwe/Alice Springs: Towards a history of indigenous and settler jurisdictions
Tim Rowse and Jennifer Green
9.2 Gunditjmara and Ngarrindjeri: Case studies of indigenous self-government
Daryle Rigney, Denis Rose, Alison Vivian, Miriam Jorgensen, Steve Hemming and Shaun Berg
Part III. Public Authorities in Encounter:
10. The challenge of indigenous polities
Kirsty Gover and Eddie Cubillo
11. Australia as empire
Miranda Johnson and Cait Storr
12. Australia and the World
Coel Kirkby
Part IV. Land and Environment:
13. Settlement and dispossession
Lisa Ford and David Andrew Roberts
14. Australian land law
Maureen Tehan
15. Aboriginal land rights, subjection and the law
Amanda Kearney
16. Land justice
Jason Behrendt and Sean Brennan
17. Environment
Ruth A Morgan and Judith Jones
Part V. Social Organisation:
18. Colonial law and its control of aboriginal and Torres Strait islander families
Terri Libesman, Katherine Ellinghaus and Paul Gray
19. The legal history of non-indigenous marriage
Alecia Simmonds
20. Protection regimes
Amanda Nettelbeck
21. Economic and social welfare
Anne O'Brien
22. Civil rights and indigenous people
Gary Foley and Crystal McKinnon
23. Rights
Frank Bongiorno
24. Citizenship and immigration
Rayner Thwaites
Part VI. Social Ordering:
25. Criminal law and the administration of justice in early New South Wales and Van Diemen's land
David Andrew Roberts
26. Criminal justice after the convicts: A history of the long twentieth century
Andy Kaladelfos and Alana Piper
27. Indigenous peoples and settler criminal law
Mark Finnane
28. Civil wrongs
Mark Lunney
29. Labour law
Diane Kirkby
30. Place and race in australian copyright law: May Gibbs' and Albert Namatjira's copyright
Kathy Bowrey
Part VII: Reckonings:
31. Indigenous legal traditions and australian legal education
Nicole Watson
32. Reckoning with the past
Shino Konishi