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This book examines the role of history in key Indigenous rights cases which occurred during the era of the Howard government, when Indigenous rights and the place of Aboriginal people in the national story were repudiated in a variety of government laws and policies. The book investigates how the courts have made use of historians as expert witnesses, and how the colonial past has been framed and understood by the courts. This is an important historical record of a unique period of litigation in Indigenous affairs in Australia.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868408071
ISBN-10: 0868408077
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: UNSW Press
Publisher: UNSW Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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