[2018] 5:1 law&history

Editors Comments: Diane Kirkby

1. Tim Rowse The Moral World of the Native Mounted Police

2. Isabella Alexander Cartography, Empire and Copyright Law in Colonial Australia

3. Danielle Boaz Fraud, Vagrancy and the ‘Pretended’ Exercise of Supernatural Powers in England, South Africa and Jamaica

4. Ann P. Hunter Towards Amalgamationist Governance: Governor Hutt and Contradictions in British Colonial Policy Regarding Aboriginal People in Western Australia

5. Peter Prince ‘Australia’s Most Inhumane Mass Deportation Abuse’: Robtelmes v Brenan and Expulsion of the ‘Alien’ Islanders

FORUM

The Myall Creek Massacre of 1838: Genocide, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity?

Ann Curthoys, Introduction

Mark Tedeschi, Speech at the Annual Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony on 11 June 2017 for Those Who Died in the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838

Jennifer Balint Naming Genocide in Law

Daniel Joyce Understanding the Myall Creek Massacre in the Terms of International Criminal Law

BOOK REVIEWS

Mark Tedeschi, Murder at Myall Creek: The Trial that Defined a Nation (Alexander Cameron-Smith)

Ann McGrath, Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia (Angela Wanhalla)

Jesse Adams Stein, Hot Metal: Material Culture and Tangible Labour (Emma Robertson)

 

[2017] 4:2 law&history

Special issue: Gender, intimacy and colonial violence

Editor’s Comments: Diane Kirkby

1. Lyndall Ryan Billibellary, the Formation of the Native Police Force in the Port Phillip District in 1837 and its Connection to the Batman Treaty of 1835

2. Penelope Edmonds Emancipation Acts on the Oceanic Frontier? Intimacy, Diplomacy, Colonial Invasion and the Legal Traces of ‘Protection’ in the Bass Strait World, 1832

3. Angela Wanhalla Intimate Connections: Governing Cross-Cultural Intimacy on New Zealand’s Colonial Frontier

4. Anna Johnston The Language of Colonial Violence: Lancelot Threlkeld, Humanitarian Narratives and the New South Wales Law Courts

5. Amanda Nettelbeck Interracial Intimacy, Indigenous Mobility and the Limits of Legal Regulation in Two Late Settler Colonial Societies

6. Victoria Haskins ‘A Troublesome Gin Like Annie’: Masculinity, Race and Intimate Violence in Federation-Era North Queensland

OBITUARY

7. Julie Evans A Life ‘Unthinking and Undoing Colonialism’ Tracey Banivanua Mar (1974–2017)

REVIEW ESSAY

8. Ben Saul Australian Trials of Japanese War Crimes Review of Georgina Fitzpatrick, Tim McCormack and Narrelle Morris, Australia’s War Crimes Trials 1945–51

BOOK REVIEWS

Penelope Edmonds, Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation: Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings (Ben Silverstein)

Cynthia Banham, Liberal Democracies and the Torture of Their Citizens (George Williams)

Tanya Evans, Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales (Alecia Simmonds)

John Murphy, Evatt: A Life (Frank Bongiorno)

 

[2017] 4:1 law&history

Editor’s Comments: Diane Kirkby

1. Mark Harris  Waters v Commonwealth: The Lingering Traces of Historical Legislation That is ‘Ill-Advised or Mistaken, Particularly by Contemporary Standards’

2. James Kirby  ‘Conditional on a Bill of Rights’: Race and Human Rights in the Constitution of Botswana, 1960–1966

3. Robyn Blewer  Making Kiddies at Home in Court: Supporting Child Witnesses in Twentieth Century Australian Courtrooms

4. Lachy Paterson  The Te Waka Maori Libel Case of 1877

5. Alana Jayne Piper  To Judge a Thief: How the Background of Thieves Became Central to Dispensing Justice, Western Australia, 1921–1951

6. Richard P. Boast  The Native Land Court and the Writing of New Zealand History

BOOK REVIEWS

Hannah Robert, Paved with Good Intentions. Terra Nulls, Aboriginal Land Rights and Settler-Colonial Law  (Alison Holland)

Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Law and Custom in Korea: Comparative Legal History  (Wilfrid Prest)

Sarah Wilson, The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical Foundations and Current Problems in Britain  (Judith Grbich)

Kiera Lindsey, The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal that Shocked a Colony  (Bettina Bradbury)

Kirsten McKenzie, Imperial Underworld: An Escaped Convict and the Transformation of the British Colonial Order  (Anna Clark)

Lisa Featherstone and Amanda Kaladelfos, Sex Crimes in the Fifties (Mark Peel)

 

[2016] 3 law&history

Editor’s Comments: Diane Kirkby

1. Shaunnagh Dorsett: Metropolitan Theorising: Legal Frameworks, Protectorates and Models for Māori Govenance 1837–1838

2. Renae Barker: ‘Under Most Peculiar Circumstances’: The Church Acts in the Australian Colonies as a Study of Plural Establishment

3. Janine Pizzetti: Judging Protection: ‘The Unintentional Errors of an Unlearned Magistracy’, British Guiana and Port Phillip

4. Eugene Schofield-Georgeson: ‘Mad’ Edwin Withers and the Struggle for Fair Trial Rights in Colonial New South Wales

5. Bevan Marten: The Vice Admiralty Court of New Zealand: Imperial Neglect and Colonial Pragmatism, 1841 –1868

6. Kathy Bowery: Speaking of Us, About Us and For Us: Telling Stories About Aboriginal Peoples From the Archive

BOOK REVIEWS

Marcarena Saez (ed.), Same Sex Couples – Comparative Insights on Marriage and Cohabitation (Renata Grossi)

John P. Hamilton, Adjudication on the Gold Fields in New South Wales and Victoria in the 19th Century (Ian Leader-Elliott)

Angela Woollacott, Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Stefan Petrow)

Patrick Wolfe, Traces of History: Elementary Structures of Race (Lyndall Ryan)

Tracey Banivanua Mar, Decolonisation and the Pacific: Indigenous Globalisation and the Ends of Empire (Christopher Waters)

[2015] 2 law&history

Special Edition: Gender, Time and Place: Intersections between Law and History

Editors comments: Terry Threadgold

  1. Nan Seuffert: Contract, Consent and Imperialism in New Zealand’s Founding Narrative
  1. Charlotte Macdonald: People of the Land, Voting Citizens in the Nation, Subjects of the Crown: Historical Perspectives on Gender and the Law in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
  1. Abby Suszko: One Law for All? Contrasting Visions of Equality and Rights in the New Zealand Foreshore and Seabed Debate
  1. Julia Quilter: From Raptus to Rape: A History of the ‘Requirements’ of Resistance and Injury
  1. Erica Millar: Choice-Makers or Failures: Providing a Genealogy of Abortion Shame and Shaming
  1. Prue Vines: Annie Ludford, Postmistress: The Married Women’s Property Acts and Public Service Employment in 1890s New South Wales
  1. Diane Kirkby: Neither ‘Militarism’ nor ‘Patriotic Motherhood’: Gender, Law and Citizenship in a Nation at War, Australia 1914-1918

REVIEW ESSAY

  1. Eugene Schofield-Georgeson: Customs in Common Across the Seven Seas

BOOK REVIEWS

Alan Lester and Fae Dussart, Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governance: Protecting Aborigines Across the Nineteenth-Century British Empire (Richard Boast)

Shaunnagh Dorsett and John McLaren eds. Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws, engagements and legacies (Catharine Coleborne)

Libby Connors, Warrior: A legendary leader’s dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier (Janine Rizzeti)

Grant Morris, Prendergast: Legal villain? (Peter Moore)

Jamie C. Kassler, The Honourable Roger North (1651-1734) On Life, Morality, Law and Tradition (Wilf Prest)

[2014] 1 law&history

Editor’s Comments

  1. Christopher Tomlins: The Confessions of Nat Turner: A Paratextual Analysis
  1. Shaunnagh Dorsett: The Precedent is India: Crime, Legal Order and Governor Hobson’s 1840 Proposal for the Modification of Criminal Law as Applied to Māori             
  1. Mark Finnane: Gun Control in a Strong State: the Legal Regulation of Firearms in Australia
  1. Stefan Petrow: ‘Military Police’, Bushrangers and the Struggle for Order in Van Diemen’s Land 1803-1826
  1. Tracey Banivanua Mar: Making Sovereignty: Race, Crime and Madness in Queensland, 1870-1883
  1. Richard Boast: The Ideology of Tenurial Revolution: The Pacific Rim 1850-1950

BOOK REVIEWS

Frederick Cooper, Citizenship Between Empire and Nation (Robert Aldrich)

Timothy Willem Jones, Sexual Politics in the Church of England, 1857-1957 (Joel Harrison)

Lauren Benton and Richard J. Ross (eds.), Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850 (Tracey Banivanua Mar)

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