Henry Reynolds’ The Law of the Land was first published in 1987 and advanced a radical reassessment of the history of property ownership in Australia.
Reynolds’ work challenged the prevailing legal and historical orthodoxy under which it was assumed that as a consequence of colonisation, the Aboriginal peoples of Australia no longer enjoyed any enforceable rights to land arising from their traditional use and occupation.
Since its initial publication, The Law of the Land has been reissued in a new and expanded edition in 1992 and again in 2003. Each of the fresh editions contained additional material that was a response to changing events in the present.
The author is a professor in history and politics at James Cook University whose other books include ‘The Other Side of the Frontier’. This edition contains a postscript on the Mabo case, notes, an index and a bibliography.
Get a copy now from your favourite trusted store
Further search options
Links are configured to offer you a 1-click search.
Explore more Aboriginal books
Most viewed books
Heard of these?
- Yatdjuligin - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care
- Buried Country - The Story of Aboriginal Country Music
- Different White People: Radical Activism for Aboriginal Rights 1946-1972
- Salt Creek
- Country Women and the Colour Bar
- Yorro Yorro
- Deadly D & Justice Jones: The Search
- Settlers, Servants and Slaves
- The Oldest Foods on Earth
- The Politics of Identity - Who Counts as Aboriginal Today?