Rights and Redemption: History, Law and Indigenous People
Ann Curthoys, Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly

Paperback | Apr 2008 | UNSW Press | 9780868408071 | 304pp | 234x153mm | RFB | AUD$49.99, NZD$59.99

This book examines the role of history in key Indigenous rights cases which occurred during the era of the Howard government, when Indigenous rights and the place of Aboriginal people in the national story were repudiated in a variety of government laws and policies. The book investigates how the courts have made use of historians as expert witnesses, and how the colonial past has been framed and understood by the courts. This is an important historical record of a unique period of litigation in Indigenous affairs in Australia.