Research monographs

Title Type Author / Editor Date
Gugu Badhun: People of the Valley of Lagoons Book Yvonne Cadet-James, Robert Andrew James, Sue McGinty, Russell McGregor Jun, 2017 Bridging historical scholarship and Aboriginal oral tradition, this innovative book tells the story of the Gugu Badhun people of the Valley of Lagoons in North Queensland. It provides new insights into Aboriginal–European interactions, and new understandings of how Aboriginal people sustained their identities and exercised agency.
Authorisation and decision-making in native title Monograph Nick Duff Feb, 2017 Native title involves an interface between the Australian legal system and Indigenous legal, cultural and political systems. The assertion and management of native title rights involves collective action by sometimes large and disparate groups of Indigenous people. Contentious politics makes such collective action difficult and the courts will often be asked to decide whether group decisions have been validly made. In the last two decades a vast and complex body of law and practice has developed to address this challenge.
Authorisation and decision-making in native title Monograph Nick Duff Feb, 2017 Native title involves an interface between the Australian legal system and Indigenous legal, cultural and political systems. The assertion and management of native title rights involves collective action by sometimes large and disparate groups of Indigenous people. Contentious politics makes such collective action difficult and the courts will often be asked to decide whether group decisions have been validly made. In the last two decades a vast and complex body of law and practice has developed to address this challenge.
Noongar people Noongar land: the resilience of Aboriginal culture in the south west of Western Australia Monograph Kingsley Palmer Jul, 2016 This book, Noongar people, Noongar land, arose from the protracted struggle of the Indigenous Noongar people of the South West of Western Australia to gain recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Australian federal government’s Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).
Noongar people Noongar land: the resilience of Aboriginal culture in the south west of Western Australia Monograph Kingsley Palmer Jul, 2016 This book, Noongar people, Noongar land, arose from the protracted struggle of the Indigenous Noongar people of the South West of Western Australia to gain recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Australian federal government’s Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).
Noongar people Noongar land: the resilience of Aboriginal culture in the south west of Western Australia Monograph Kingsley Palmer Jul, 2016 This book, Noongar people, Noongar land, arose from the protracted struggle of the Indigenous Noongar people of the South West of Western Australia to gain recognition of their native title rights and interests under the Australian federal government’s Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).
The right to protect sites: Indigenous heritage management in the era of native title Book Dr Pamela McGrath Jun, 2016 A large and profitable Indigenous heritage management industry has emerged in the wake of the resources boom of recent decades, with thousands of Indigenous heritage impact assessments conducted every year. Yet few governments have successfully reformed heritage laws to accommodate native title rights, and conflict over site destruction is regularly front page news. The right to protect sites brings together a range of authors who explore native title and Indigenous heritage regimes around the country, and charts the history of advocacy and policy development, highlighting the successes, limitations, inequalities and opportunities of current arrangements.
The right to protect sites: Indigenous heritage management in the era of native title Book Dr Pamela McGrath Jun, 2016 A large and profitable Indigenous heritage management industry has emerged in the wake of the resources boom of recent decades, with thousands of Indigenous heritage impact assessments conducted every year. Yet few governments have successfully reformed heritage laws to accommodate native title rights, and conflict over site destruction is regularly front page news. The right to protect sites brings together a range of authors who explore native title and Indigenous heritage regimes around the country, and charts the history of advocacy and policy development, highlighting the successes, limitations, inequalities and opportunities of current arrangements.
Living with native title: the experiences of registered native title corporations Monograph Jan, 2013 What does it actually mean to live with native title? Through seven case studies, this book presents the experiences of native title holders and the corporations looking after their native title interests.
Information Technologies and Indigenous Communities Monograph Jan, 2013 Through mobile phones, digital archives and remote access education, Indigenous Australians are finding new ways to express and maintain their culture. This wide-ranging collection of papers explores how digital technology is changing lives in remote Australia. 
Urban representations: cultural expression, identity and politics Monograph Jun, 2012 From mural art to the tradition of making possum skin cloaks, this book looks at artistic expression and its relationship to Aboriginal life and culture in a variety of media and in different urban locations.
Urban health: Strengthening our voice, culture and partnerships Monograph Jun, 2012 The experiences and insights of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers from across Australia on health challenges and successful strategies for urban Aboriginal health, with chapters on diabetes prevention, caregiving, injury prevention and the power of sport to reduce chronic disease
Unsettling anthropology: The demands of native title on worn concepts and changing lives Monograph Jun, 2011 Modelling the connection of native title claimants to their land in ways that fit the adversarial process of native title is a challenge for anthropologists. This book deals in particular with 'settled' Australia, where native title - as a form of justice and recognition for Indigenous peoples - has proved an especially frustrating experience.
Dilemmas in applied native title anthropology in Australia Monograph Jun, 2010 A critical but constructive analysis of some of the methodological and evaluative dilemmas facing native title anthropologists.
Compromised jurisprudence: Native title cases since Mabo (Second edition) Book Dr Lisa Strelein Nov, 2009 Compromised Jurisprudence has established itself as a well-priced and accessible introduction to the subject. Native title has dramatically altered the law and public policy in Australia. It has had a fundamental impact on social relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and the courts have played a central role in its development, and continue to do so.
Compromised jurisprudence: Native title cases since Mabo (Second edition) Book Dr Lisa Strelein Nov, 2009 Compromised Jurisprudence established itself as a well-priced and accessible introduction to the subject.Native title has dramatically altered the law and public policy in Australia. It has had a fundamental impact on social relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and the courts have played a central role in its development, and continue to do so. 
Compromised jurisprudence: Native title cases since Mabo (Second edition) Book Dr Lisa Strelein Nov, 2009 Summary
The Gunditjmara land justice story Monograph Jessica Weir Jun, 2009 The successful Gunditjmara native title claim in the 1980s sits alongside other well-known benchmarks in Australian land rights history, such as the Gurindji (Wave Hill) walk-off and land claim which led to the development of land rights legislation in the Northern Territory. This is the Gunditjmara’s story.
Murray River Country: An Ecological Dialogue with Traditional Owners Book Jessica Weir Jan, 2009 Murray River Country discusses the water crisis from a unique perspective – the intimate stories of love and loss from the viewpoints of Aboriginal peoples who know the inland rivers as their traditional country.  By engaging with the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia's agricultural heartland, Murray River Country goes to the core of our national understandings of who we are and how we can live in this country.
The 2007 Amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth): Technical amendments or disturbing the balance of rights? Monograph Angus Frith, Ally Foat Nov, 2008 In 2005 the Attorney General announced an interconnected package of reforms to the native title system, focussing in particular on native title representative bodies, the claims resolution process in the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court, prescribed bodies corporate, financial assistance for non-claimant groups, dialogue with the States and Territories, and technical amendments.
Even as the crow flies it is still a long way: Implementation of the Queensland South Native Title Services Ltd legal services strategic plan Monograph Tony McAvoy SC, Dr Valerie Cooms Jun, 2008 This paper sets out the attempts by Queensland South Native Title Services (QSNTS) to assist Traditional Owners to secure, at least, some recognition through the development and implementation of its Legal Services Strategic Plan (LSSP). It raises a number of best practice issues in authorising and progressing native title claims, identifies some of the issues that emerged in the implementation of the LSSP and examines the land summit processes, which were an integral part of the LSSP and which took place at Mitchell in October 2005 and Roma in June 2006.
Taxation of native title agreements Monograph Dr Lisa Strelein May, 2008 This paper examines the agreement-making environment that surrounds native title, whether triggered and governed by the operation of the NTA or more broadly arising in a native title context. This includes the legal framework for acts directly affecting native title, the types of agreements being reached and how those agreements are structured. It then addresses the taxation treatments that might apply to native title and explores the complexity and ambiguity that arises in the intersection of two of Australia’s most intricate legal regimes.
Indigenous Partnerships in protected area management in Australia: Three case studies Book Toni Bauman, Dr Dermot Smyth Jul, 2007 Part of the wider research project Success in Aboriginal Organisations, this report describes Indigenous partnerships in the management of three protected areas in Australia: Nitmiluk National Park, Booderee National Park and Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area.
Indigenous Partnerships in protected area management in Australia: Three case studies Monograph Toni Bauman, Dr Dermot Smyth Jul, 2007 Part of the wider research project Success in Aboriginal Organisations, this report describes Indigenous partnerships in the management of three protected areas in Australia: Nitmiluk National Park, Booderee National Park and Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area.
Maps to Success: successful strategies in Indigenous organisations Book AIATSIS Research Jun, 2007 Maps to Success is the product of a national study to chart initiatives in local Indigenous organisations that had helped to promote community wellbeing and overcome disadvantage. It is a handbook Indigenous organisations can use in developing their own strategies for success.
Aboriginal Darwin: A guide to exploring important sites of the past and present Book Toni Bauman Aug, 2006 To most visitors and locals, Darwin is a vibrant, tropical city in the Top End. Although not always obvious to visitors, Darwin is also a living Aboriginal cultural landscape. Aboriginal Darwin peels back layers to show the rich heritage and complex cultures of Aboriginal people, both before and since colonisation.
A guide to Australian legislation relevant to native title: Volume One (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA) Monograph AIATSIS Research Jun, 2000 Native title is now part of the patchwork of legislation concerning land and Indigenous peoples’ rights over land. Volume One of this guide gives an overview of the broad array of relevant legislation, from Acts and Regulations specific to land rights through to those with more indirect implications for the operation of native title in NSW, VIC, QLD and SA.
A guide to Australian legislation relevant to native title: Volume Two (WA, Tas., ACT, NT and Commonwealth) Monograph AIATSIS Research Jun, 2000 Native title is now part of the patchwork of legislation concerning land and Indigenous peoples’ rights over land. Volume Two of this guide gives an overview of the broad array of relevant legislation, from Acts and Regulations specific to land rights through to those with more indirect implications for the operation of native title in WA, Tas., ACT, NT and Commonwealth.
A guide to overseas precedents of relevance to native title Monograph Shaunnagh Dorsett, Prof Lee Godden Dec, 1998 Cases from overseas jurisdictions arise in political and legal contexts quite different to our own. Often decisions are reliant on a particular facet of that legal or political system which renders them inapplicable to Australia. However, in some circumstances, with an appropriate understanding of the context in which they arose, decisions can be argued effectively in Australia.