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Maralinga

The struggle for return of the lands

Garry Hiskey

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Wakefield Press
19 January 2021
Fifty years later, in 1980, a legal battle began to enable the Anangu to return. Young lawyer Garry Hiskey, senior solicitor for the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, was assigned to the case. This is his story of the fight to return the Maralinga lands to their original owners, helping them gain an inalienable freehold title to some 76,000 square kilometres of land.

It's a story of intrigue, divided loyalties, political controversy, voting rights, and of a mining company finding itself the meat in the sandwich in a battle of wills as to who should be permitted to explore and mine the lands on which the customs and beliefs of Anangu were based.

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By:   Garry Hiskey
Imprint:   Wakefield Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   460g
ISBN:   9781743057254
ISBN 10:   1743057253
Pages:   290
Publication Date:   19 January 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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