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The Resource Paved with good intentions : terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law, Hannah Robert

Paved with good intentions : terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law, Hannah Robert

Label
Paved with good intentions : terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law
Title
Paved with good intentions
Title remainder
terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Robert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over a century before Mabo and generations before 'Terra Nullius, Aboriginal land rights were briefly acknowledged by the early colonists of South Australia and Victoria. The way to Hell is paved with good intentions. Lust for land snuffed out hopes for a fair go, as the original owners of the land were pushed to the margins. This book looks at the way colonists exploited humanitarian rhetoric developed by Englands anti-slavery movement, to oust Aboriginal claims; how they reinvented the Common Law of property to secure their own title, twisting legal analysis and economic theory to suit their aims. It also explores the interactions between colonists and governments in Hobart, Sydney and London. Unlike many writers on the early colonial period, Hannah Robert takes full account of legal and bureaucratic sources. The book also has some interesting illustrations
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robert, Hannah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Land tenure
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Land tenure
  • South Australia
Label
Paved with good intentions : terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law, Hannah Robert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Key actors -- Introduction -- Uncertain siblings: Port Phillip and South Australia -- The legal rights of the Aborigines -- Classical economics: measuring 'value' and re-defining property -- The humanitarian colonist: protecting and transforming the 'savage' -- Foundation histories
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781925043266
Lccn
2017415610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953921156
Label
Paved with good intentions : terra nullius, Aboriginal land rights and settler-colonial law, Hannah Robert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Key actors -- Introduction -- Uncertain siblings: Port Phillip and South Australia -- The legal rights of the Aborigines -- Classical economics: measuring 'value' and re-defining property -- The humanitarian colonist: protecting and transforming the 'savage' -- Foundation histories
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9781925043266
Lccn
2017415610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953921156

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