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Aboriginal customary law : a source of common law title to land, Ulla Secher

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Aboriginal customary law : a source of common law title to land
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Aboriginal customary law
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a source of common law title to land
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Ulla Secher
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This book develops an alternative approach to conventional Aboriginal title doctrine. It explains that aboriginal customary law can be a source of common law title to land in former British colonies, whether they were acquired by settlement or by conquest or cession from another colonising power. The doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title provides a coherent approach to the source, content, proof and protection of Aboriginal land rights which overcomes problems arising from the law as currently understood and leads to more just results. The doctrine's applicability in Australia, Canada and South Africa is specifically demonstrated. While the jurisprudential underpinnings for the doctrine are consistent with fundamental common law principles, the author explains that the Australian High Court's decision in Mabo provides a broader basis for the doctrine: a broader basis which is consistent with a re-evaluation of case-law from former British colonies in Africa, as well as from the United States, New Zealand and Canada. In this context, the book proffers a reconceptualisation of the Crown's title to land in former colonies and a reassessment of conventional doctrines, including the doctrine of tenure and the doctrine of continuity
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Secher, Ulla
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  • Land tenure
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Customary law
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Customary law
  • Land tenure
  • Australia
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adult
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Aboriginal customary law : a source of common law title to land, Ulla Secher
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-479) and index
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Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Australian Land Law and the Meaning of Radical Title Pre-Mabo -- ch. One The Origin and Application of the Doctrine of Absolute Crown Ownership in Australia: The Common Law 1788--1992 -- I.The Feudal Basis of Land Law in England -- A.Germ of the Doctrine of Tenure -- i.Folkland -- ii.Bookland -- iii.Folkland: Private Property or Public Property? -- iv.Laenland -- v.Summary -- B.The Norman Conquest: Establishment of Feudal Tenure -- C.Èxceptions' to the Doctrine of Tenure -- i.Allodial Land -- ii.Recognition of Customary Law Rights to Land: Tenure in Ancient Demesne -- iii.The Estate Pur Autre Vie -- iv.Adverse Possession -- v.Ecclesiastical Tenures -- vi.Summary -- II.The Reception of Land Law into the Australian Colonies -- A.The English Doctrine of Tenure in 1788 -- B.The Doctrine of Reception -- i.Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd: Non-Feudal Rights in Land -- III.Conclusion -- ch. Two The Meaning of Radical Title Pre-Mabo --
  • Contents note continued: I.The Meaning of Radical Title: The Leading Privy Council Authorities (Re)Examined -- A.St Catherine's Milling and Lumber Co v R -- B.Amodu Tijani v Secretary, Southern Nigeria -- C.Re Southern Rhodesia -- II.International v Municipal Law: American Authority -- A.Johnson v M'Intosh -- B.Cherokee Nation v Georgia -- C.Worcester v Georgia -- III.New Zealand Authority -- A.R v Symonds -- B.Wi Parata v Bishop of Wellington: International Law Revisited -- C.Nireaha Tamaki v Baker -- IV.Conclusion -- pt. II The Doctrine of Tenure and the Juridical Consequences of the Colonial Law Classification of an Ìnhabited' Colony as Sèttled' Re-examined Post-Mabo -- ch. Three The Doctrine of Tenure and the Common Law Consequences of the Classification of an Ìnhabited' Colony as Sèttled' Post-Mabo: Emergence of the Doctrine of Tenure ad Veritatem and the Doctrine of Continuity Pro-Tempore -- I.Radical Title as the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure ad Veritatem --
  • Contents note continued: A.Mabo: The Decision -- B.The Feudal Basis of Land Law Revisited -- C.Summary -- II.The Reception of Land Law into the Australian Colonies Revisited -- A.Constitutional Status of Australia: An Inhabited Settled Colony -- B.The Continuity and Recognition Doctrines Revisited -- C.Royal Prerogative Powers in the Colonies -- i.Conquered/Ceded Colonies -- ii.Inhabited Settled Colonies -- D.Relevance of Kent McNeil's Original Thesis -- III.Post-Mabo Developments -- A.High Court Decisions -- B.Native Title Legislation -- IV.Conclusion -- pt. III The Meaning of Radical Title in Post-Mabo Australian Jurisprudence -- ch. Four Radical Title and Unalienated Land Post-Mabo -- I.Automatic Expansion of Radical Title in Respect of Original Unalienated Land: Brennan J's Reliance on the Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle (Radical Title as a Concomitant of Sovereignty) --
  • Contents note continued: A.Beneficial Ownership of Original Unalienated Land? The Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle: New Legal Fiction Replacing the Feudal Fiction of Original Crown Ownership -- Attorney-General (NSW) v Brown Revisited -- i.Obiter Comment: Incorrect in Law -- ii.Crown Not in Fact Proprietor of all Land under Feudal Theory -- iii.Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle Contradicts Legal Origins and Purpose of Radical Title -- II.Automatic Expansion of Radical Title in Respect of Currently Unalienated Land: Brennan J's R̀eversion Expectant' Argument (Radical Title as Both the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure and a Concomitant of Sovereignty) -- A.Beneficial Ownership of Currently Unalienated Land? Common Law Implications of the R̀eversion Expectant' Argument: The Two Limbs of Radical Title and General Principles -- i.Radical Title as the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure: A Bare Legal Title --
  • Contents note continued: ii.Radical Title as a Concomitant of Sovereignty: No Legal Requirement for a Reversion Expectant to Support a Lease by the Crown -- iii.Summary -- B.The High Court, Radical Title and the Reversion Expectant -- i.Wik -- ii.Leases in Perpetuity -- iii.Implications for the Legal Nature of the Crown's Title on the Statutory Grant of a Common Law Lease: Underlying Rationales in Wik -- III.Extinguishment of Native Title by Crown Grant -- A.Brennan CJ: Author of Minority Judgment in Wik -- B.Wik Majority and Ward -- C.Extinguishment by Freehold Grant: Fejo v Northern Territory -- D.The Common Law Concept of Partial Extinguishment -- E.Operational Inconsistency -- IV.Native Title Legislation: Implications for Property Rights to Currently Unalienated Land -- V.Conclusion -- ch. Five Radical Title: Lessons from the Sea -- I.The Crown's Title to the Territorial Seabed and Beyond: The Position Before Mabo --
  • Contents note continued: II.The Crown's Title to the Territorial Seabed and Beyond Post-Mabo: WMC and YarmirrFC -- A.WMC: Brennan CJ's Judgment -- Radical Title versus Statutory Sovereign Rights -- B.YarmirrFC: Full Federal Court -- i.The Majority: Statutory Extension of Radical Title and Selective Operation of the Common Law -- ii.Merkel J: Common Law Sovereign Rights Equivalent to Radical Title -- C.WMC: The Other High Court Judges -- Common Law Extension of Radical Title to the Territorial Sea -- III.Summary -- IV.Yarmirr: The High Court -- A.Principal Majority Judgment -- i.Territorial Reach of the Common Law -- ii.Radical Title versus Common Law Sovereign Rights -- V.Post-Yarmirr Developments -- A.The Intertidal Zone -- i.Gumana v Northern Territory -- ii.Gumana FC: Two Further Objections to Non-Recognition of Exclusive Native Title Rights to the Sea -- B.Beyond the Territorial Sea Revisited -- the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf: Akiba -- VI.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: pt. IV The Practical Implications of the Crown's Radical Title -- ch. Six Crown Acquisition of a Plenary Title: The Common Law Record Requirement and Statutory Regimes Regulating the Alienation of Land -- I.Occupancy as a Basis of Original Crown Ownership -- A.The Pre-Mabo Position -- B.The Post-Mabo Position -- i.Were the Requirements of Occupation Satisfied upon Settlement of Australia? -- II.The Record Requirement -- A.Inquest of Office -- B.Information of Intrusion -- III.Crown Land Statutes: Statutory Definition of C̀rown Land' -- A.Post-Mabo Relationship between C̀rown Land' and Radical Title -- i.Residuary Rights to Crown Land at the Expiration of a Pastoral Lease: Wik Revisited -- ii.Resumption and Vesting of Crown Land which has Previously been Alienated: Ward -- iii.Policy of Crown Lands Legislation -- iv.Pre-Mabo Distinction between C̀rown Land' and P̀roperty of the Crown' -- v.Statutory Trespass --
  • Contents note continued: IV.Legislative Provisions Dealing with the Power to Legislate Regarding Crown Land -- V.Conclusion -- ch. Seven The Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title in Australia and Implications for South Africa -- I.Aboriginal Customary Law: A Source of Non-Derivative Common Law Title to Land -- II.First Limb of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title: Title Arising After Acquisition of Sovereignty -- A.Incorporeal Rights Proper v Analogous Customary Rights -- i.Proof of Customary Rights: Local Common Law -- ii.Public Rights Distinguished -- iii.Summary -- B.Application of the First Limb -- C.Content, Proof and Protection under the First Limb -- III.Second Limb of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title: Title Arising Before Acquisition of Sovereignty -- A.Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.Tenure in Ancient Demesne -- ii.Folkand -- B.Content of Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.External Dimension: Folkland Branch --
  • Contents note continued: ii.External Dimension: Ancient Demesne Branch -- iii.Internal Dimension -- C.Proof of Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.Test for Proof -- ii.Specific Presumptions and Rules Relating to Proof -- iii.Summary -- D.Protection of Aboriginal Customary Title -- IV.Doctrinal Underpinnings for Aboriginal Customary Title -- V.Aboriginal Customary Law as a Source of Non-Derivative Common Law Title to Land in Ceded and Conquered Colonies: South Africa Post-Richtersveld -- A.South Africa's Bipartite Colonial History -- B.The South African Experience: Richtersveld -- i.Supreme Court of Appeal -- ii.Constitutional Court -- C.The Doctrine of Continuity Pro-Tempore in Bipartite Colonial Contexts -- D.The First Limb in South Africa -- VI.Conclusion -- ch. Eight Canada: Application and Implications of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title -- I.The Reception of Law in Canada: the Constitutional Status of the Canadian Provinces and Territories Reconsidered --
  • Contents note continued: A.Reception of Land Law in the Canadian Provinces and Territories -- B.Summary -- II.The Doctrine of Tenure, Radical Title and Aboriginal Land Rights in Canada -- A.Pre-Calder Aboriginal Title Jurisprudence -- B.Calder and pre-Delgamuukw Aboriginal Title Jurisprudence -- C.Summary: the Canadian Jurisprudence pre-Delgamuukw -- D.Delgamuukw and Beyond -- i.Delgamuukw -- ii.Marshall/Bernard -- iii.Tsilhqot'in Nation -- iv.William v British Colombia -- III.Bipartite Colonial Contexts -- Quebec and Aboriginal Title -- IV.Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 490 pages
Isbn
9781849465533
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013417689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875345731
Label
Aboriginal customary law : a source of common law title to land, Ulla Secher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: pt. I Australian Land Law and the Meaning of Radical Title Pre-Mabo -- ch. One The Origin and Application of the Doctrine of Absolute Crown Ownership in Australia: The Common Law 1788--1992 -- I.The Feudal Basis of Land Law in England -- A.Germ of the Doctrine of Tenure -- i.Folkland -- ii.Bookland -- iii.Folkland: Private Property or Public Property? -- iv.Laenland -- v.Summary -- B.The Norman Conquest: Establishment of Feudal Tenure -- C.Èxceptions' to the Doctrine of Tenure -- i.Allodial Land -- ii.Recognition of Customary Law Rights to Land: Tenure in Ancient Demesne -- iii.The Estate Pur Autre Vie -- iv.Adverse Possession -- v.Ecclesiastical Tenures -- vi.Summary -- II.The Reception of Land Law into the Australian Colonies -- A.The English Doctrine of Tenure in 1788 -- B.The Doctrine of Reception -- i.Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd: Non-Feudal Rights in Land -- III.Conclusion -- ch. Two The Meaning of Radical Title Pre-Mabo --
  • Contents note continued: I.The Meaning of Radical Title: The Leading Privy Council Authorities (Re)Examined -- A.St Catherine's Milling and Lumber Co v R -- B.Amodu Tijani v Secretary, Southern Nigeria -- C.Re Southern Rhodesia -- II.International v Municipal Law: American Authority -- A.Johnson v M'Intosh -- B.Cherokee Nation v Georgia -- C.Worcester v Georgia -- III.New Zealand Authority -- A.R v Symonds -- B.Wi Parata v Bishop of Wellington: International Law Revisited -- C.Nireaha Tamaki v Baker -- IV.Conclusion -- pt. II The Doctrine of Tenure and the Juridical Consequences of the Colonial Law Classification of an Ìnhabited' Colony as Sèttled' Re-examined Post-Mabo -- ch. Three The Doctrine of Tenure and the Common Law Consequences of the Classification of an Ìnhabited' Colony as Sèttled' Post-Mabo: Emergence of the Doctrine of Tenure ad Veritatem and the Doctrine of Continuity Pro-Tempore -- I.Radical Title as the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure ad Veritatem --
  • Contents note continued: A.Mabo: The Decision -- B.The Feudal Basis of Land Law Revisited -- C.Summary -- II.The Reception of Land Law into the Australian Colonies Revisited -- A.Constitutional Status of Australia: An Inhabited Settled Colony -- B.The Continuity and Recognition Doctrines Revisited -- C.Royal Prerogative Powers in the Colonies -- i.Conquered/Ceded Colonies -- ii.Inhabited Settled Colonies -- D.Relevance of Kent McNeil's Original Thesis -- III.Post-Mabo Developments -- A.High Court Decisions -- B.Native Title Legislation -- IV.Conclusion -- pt. III The Meaning of Radical Title in Post-Mabo Australian Jurisprudence -- ch. Four Radical Title and Unalienated Land Post-Mabo -- I.Automatic Expansion of Radical Title in Respect of Original Unalienated Land: Brennan J's Reliance on the Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle (Radical Title as a Concomitant of Sovereignty) --
  • Contents note continued: A.Beneficial Ownership of Original Unalienated Land? The Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle: New Legal Fiction Replacing the Feudal Fiction of Original Crown Ownership -- Attorney-General (NSW) v Brown Revisited -- i.Obiter Comment: Incorrect in Law -- ii.Crown Not in Fact Proprietor of all Land under Feudal Theory -- iii.Ǹo Other Proprietor' Principle Contradicts Legal Origins and Purpose of Radical Title -- II.Automatic Expansion of Radical Title in Respect of Currently Unalienated Land: Brennan J's R̀eversion Expectant' Argument (Radical Title as Both the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure and a Concomitant of Sovereignty) -- A.Beneficial Ownership of Currently Unalienated Land? Common Law Implications of the R̀eversion Expectant' Argument: The Two Limbs of Radical Title and General Principles -- i.Radical Title as the Postulate of the Doctrine of Tenure: A Bare Legal Title --
  • Contents note continued: ii.Radical Title as a Concomitant of Sovereignty: No Legal Requirement for a Reversion Expectant to Support a Lease by the Crown -- iii.Summary -- B.The High Court, Radical Title and the Reversion Expectant -- i.Wik -- ii.Leases in Perpetuity -- iii.Implications for the Legal Nature of the Crown's Title on the Statutory Grant of a Common Law Lease: Underlying Rationales in Wik -- III.Extinguishment of Native Title by Crown Grant -- A.Brennan CJ: Author of Minority Judgment in Wik -- B.Wik Majority and Ward -- C.Extinguishment by Freehold Grant: Fejo v Northern Territory -- D.The Common Law Concept of Partial Extinguishment -- E.Operational Inconsistency -- IV.Native Title Legislation: Implications for Property Rights to Currently Unalienated Land -- V.Conclusion -- ch. Five Radical Title: Lessons from the Sea -- I.The Crown's Title to the Territorial Seabed and Beyond: The Position Before Mabo --
  • Contents note continued: II.The Crown's Title to the Territorial Seabed and Beyond Post-Mabo: WMC and YarmirrFC -- A.WMC: Brennan CJ's Judgment -- Radical Title versus Statutory Sovereign Rights -- B.YarmirrFC: Full Federal Court -- i.The Majority: Statutory Extension of Radical Title and Selective Operation of the Common Law -- ii.Merkel J: Common Law Sovereign Rights Equivalent to Radical Title -- C.WMC: The Other High Court Judges -- Common Law Extension of Radical Title to the Territorial Sea -- III.Summary -- IV.Yarmirr: The High Court -- A.Principal Majority Judgment -- i.Territorial Reach of the Common Law -- ii.Radical Title versus Common Law Sovereign Rights -- V.Post-Yarmirr Developments -- A.The Intertidal Zone -- i.Gumana v Northern Territory -- ii.Gumana FC: Two Further Objections to Non-Recognition of Exclusive Native Title Rights to the Sea -- B.Beyond the Territorial Sea Revisited -- the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf: Akiba -- VI.Conclusion --
  • Contents note continued: pt. IV The Practical Implications of the Crown's Radical Title -- ch. Six Crown Acquisition of a Plenary Title: The Common Law Record Requirement and Statutory Regimes Regulating the Alienation of Land -- I.Occupancy as a Basis of Original Crown Ownership -- A.The Pre-Mabo Position -- B.The Post-Mabo Position -- i.Were the Requirements of Occupation Satisfied upon Settlement of Australia? -- II.The Record Requirement -- A.Inquest of Office -- B.Information of Intrusion -- III.Crown Land Statutes: Statutory Definition of C̀rown Land' -- A.Post-Mabo Relationship between C̀rown Land' and Radical Title -- i.Residuary Rights to Crown Land at the Expiration of a Pastoral Lease: Wik Revisited -- ii.Resumption and Vesting of Crown Land which has Previously been Alienated: Ward -- iii.Policy of Crown Lands Legislation -- iv.Pre-Mabo Distinction between C̀rown Land' and P̀roperty of the Crown' -- v.Statutory Trespass --
  • Contents note continued: IV.Legislative Provisions Dealing with the Power to Legislate Regarding Crown Land -- V.Conclusion -- ch. Seven The Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title in Australia and Implications for South Africa -- I.Aboriginal Customary Law: A Source of Non-Derivative Common Law Title to Land -- II.First Limb of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title: Title Arising After Acquisition of Sovereignty -- A.Incorporeal Rights Proper v Analogous Customary Rights -- i.Proof of Customary Rights: Local Common Law -- ii.Public Rights Distinguished -- iii.Summary -- B.Application of the First Limb -- C.Content, Proof and Protection under the First Limb -- III.Second Limb of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title: Title Arising Before Acquisition of Sovereignty -- A.Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.Tenure in Ancient Demesne -- ii.Folkand -- B.Content of Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.External Dimension: Folkland Branch --
  • Contents note continued: ii.External Dimension: Ancient Demesne Branch -- iii.Internal Dimension -- C.Proof of Aboriginal Customary Title -- i.Test for Proof -- ii.Specific Presumptions and Rules Relating to Proof -- iii.Summary -- D.Protection of Aboriginal Customary Title -- IV.Doctrinal Underpinnings for Aboriginal Customary Title -- V.Aboriginal Customary Law as a Source of Non-Derivative Common Law Title to Land in Ceded and Conquered Colonies: South Africa Post-Richtersveld -- A.South Africa's Bipartite Colonial History -- B.The South African Experience: Richtersveld -- i.Supreme Court of Appeal -- ii.Constitutional Court -- C.The Doctrine of Continuity Pro-Tempore in Bipartite Colonial Contexts -- D.The First Limb in South Africa -- VI.Conclusion -- ch. Eight Canada: Application and Implications of the Doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title -- I.The Reception of Law in Canada: the Constitutional Status of the Canadian Provinces and Territories Reconsidered --
  • Contents note continued: A.Reception of Land Law in the Canadian Provinces and Territories -- B.Summary -- II.The Doctrine of Tenure, Radical Title and Aboriginal Land Rights in Canada -- A.Pre-Calder Aboriginal Title Jurisprudence -- B.Calder and pre-Delgamuukw Aboriginal Title Jurisprudence -- C.Summary: the Canadian Jurisprudence pre-Delgamuukw -- D.Delgamuukw and Beyond -- i.Delgamuukw -- ii.Marshall/Bernard -- iii.Tsilhqot'in Nation -- iv.William v British Colombia -- III.Bipartite Colonial Contexts -- Quebec and Aboriginal Title -- IV.Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xlii, 490 pages
Isbn
9781849465533
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013417689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)875345731

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