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Traversing the Frontiers of the History Wars: The Plurality of Settler Sovereignty in Early New South Wales


Lisa Ford


Macquarie Law School

February 1, 2008

Macquarie Law Working Paper No. 2008-1

Abstract:     
Australian historians of indigenous-settler relations have assumed that indigenous people in early New South Wales had no recognized rights to self-government. Using Lachlan Macquarie's Proclamation of 1816 as a case study, this paper argues instead that in early New South Wales, courts, governors and settlers all assumed that indigenous people were independent of the colonial state, governed by their own laws and only in exceptional circumstances governed by British law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Indigenous People, Settlers, Australian history

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Date posted: February 14, 2008 ; Last revised: March 25, 2008

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Ford, Lisa, Traversing the Frontiers of the History Wars: The Plurality of Settler Sovereignty in Early New South Wales (February 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1090381 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1090381

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Macquarie Law School ( email )
NSW 2109
Australia
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