Congratulations to Lisa Ford and co-editors for publishing ‘The Cambridge Legal History of Australia’

Congratulations to editors Peter Cane, Lisa Ford and Mark McMillan for the publication of The Cambridge Legal History of Australia (Cambridge, 2022). The volume ‘explores encounters of laws, people, and places in Australia since 1788. Its chapters address three major themes: the development of Australian settler law in the shadow of the British Empire; the interaction between settler law and First Nations people; and the possibility of meaningful encounter between First laws and settler legal regimes in Australia. Several chapters explore the limited space provided by Australian settler law for respectful encounters, particularly in light of the High Court’s particular concerns about the fragility of Australian sovereignty.’ Contributors include Ann Curthoys, Ruth Morgan, Alecia Simmonds, Amanda Nettelbeck, Frank Bongiorno, Alana Piper, Mark Finnane, Mark Lunney, and Diane Kirkby.

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