Australian Law As Applied To Aborigines

According to the judgment in R v Wedge [1976] 1 NSWLR 581, English law recognises three methods of acquisition of foreign land – conquest, cessation and settlement. Settlement occurs when a colony is founded in a land in which there are no settled inhabitants or a settled system of law. In such a case, English law is immediately in force in the new settled colony, and only those laws are applicable. According to the express authority of the Privy Council … Continue reading Australian Law As Applied To Aborigines
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