Indigenous Land Rights Essay by ProdigalPrincess

Indigenous Land Rights
An analysis of the history of Aboriginal land rights and the continued struggle for justice for the indigenous people in Australia.
# 45509 | 2,602 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2003 | AU
Published on Nov 06, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (Modern) , Law (General) , History (General)

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This essay demonstrates the erratic history of indigenous land claims in Australia, from the colonial period to advancements made under legislative modernization today. The paper begins with a quote by Mudrooroo, to show just how frustrating the situation is. The paper concludes that Indigenous Australians are finally being recognized as the original owners of this country, although much needs to be done before the struggle is over.

From the Paper:

"In 1788, the Indigenous people were violently deprived of their land rights. Their struggle for the return of these rights has proved a tumultuous journey through the history of Australia, often exposing fundamentally racist beliefs and laws. Recent legislation has paved the way for greater victories for Indigenous Australians, although the extent to which even these are just remains questionable."

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