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Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies
    

Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (Paperback)

By Miller, Robert J.
By Ruru, Jacinta
By Behrendt, Larissa
By Lindberg, Tracey

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This book presents new material and shines fresh light on the under-explored historical and legal evidence about the use of the doctrine of discovery in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. North America, New Zealand, and Australia were colonised by England unde...r an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. When Europeans set out to explore and exploit new lands in the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, they justified their sovereign and property claims over these territories and the Indigenous peoples with the discovery doctrine. This legal principle was justified by religious and ethnocentric ideas of European and Christian superiority over the other cultures, religions, and races of the world. The doctrine provided that newly-arrived Europeans automatically acquired property rights in the lands of Indigenous peoples and gained political and commercial rights over the inhabitants. The English colonial governments and colonists in North America, New Zealand, and Australia all utilised this doctrine, and still use it today to assert legal rights to Indigenous lands and to assert control over Indigenous peoples. Written by Indigenous legal academics - an American Indian from the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, a New Zealand Maori (Ngati Rawkawa and Ngati Ranginui), an Aboriginal Australian (Eualayai/Gammilaroi), and a Cree (Neheyiwak) in the country now known as Canada - Discovering Indigenous Lands provides a unique insight into the insidious historical and contemporary application of the doctrine of discovery.
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ISBN 9780199651856
Released AU 17 Jan 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199651856
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 17 Jan 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Miller, Robert J.
By Ruru, Jacinta
By Behrendt, Larissa
By Lindberg, Tracey
Category Indigenous Peoples
Imperialism
Legal History
International Law Of Territories
Constitutional & Administrative Law
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 342.410413
Weight 500g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Great Britain - Colonies - Discovery and exploration, Constitutional law - Great Britain - Colonies, Indigenous peoples - Civil rights - Great Britain - Colonies
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education

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