Vol 5:1 law&history

The latest issue of law&history vol.5:1 (2018) has Tim Rowse considering the moral position of the colonial Native Police and legal historians illuminating issues of importance in colonial and imperial history:  the ownership of mapping knowledge (Isabella Alexander), the outlawing of witchcraft in Africa and the Caribbean (Danielle Boaz), contradictions in the policy of Aboriginal governance (Ann Hunter) , and the Australian High Court’s unprecedented deportation of Pacific Islanders on the basis of race (Peter Prince).

In an unusual form of presentation, Australian historians and legal academics acknowledge the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre in New South Wales  with Ann Curthoys leading a forum discussion on its significance and meaning as genocide with contributions from former Senior Crown prosecutor Mark Tedeschi, criminologist Jennifer Balint and international lawyer Daniel Joyce.

Once again we are pleased to publish the winner of the Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History prize for the best paper presented by an early-career researcher or postgraduate student at the annual Law and History conference. We appreciate the support of the Francis Forbes Society for this important encouragement of junior researchers.

About anzlhswebsite

The Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society was formed in 1993. It is an interdisciplinary group of scholars who share an interest in the connections between law and history. The society grew out of the annual Law in History Conferences, which have been running since 1982. Members of the society include historians, lawyers, academics and others interested in the area. Most of the members live in Australia or New Zealand, but their areas of interest are not confined to the law in those places. The society is an incorporated association in New South Wales. Inc no. 1600224
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