The Extinguishment of Native Title

  title={The Extinguishment of Native Title},
  author={Justin Eugene Malbon},
  journal={Griffith Law Review},
  pages={310 - 335}
  • J. Malbon
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Griffith Law Review
Taking as a starting point a 1550 debate held in Valladolid about the legality of the Spanish dominion over the American Indians, this article explores the rationale in Mabo for the extinguishment of native title in Australia. It was argued at Valladolid that the American Indians were slaves in the Aristotlean sense, which therefore justified Spanish dominion. This article argues that, historically, Australian Indigenous people were variously treated as both slaves and as citizens. This… Expand


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