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The legal and Religious nature of Aboriginal Customary Law: Focus on Madayin

Kelly, Danial (2014). The legal and Religious nature of Aboriginal Customary Law: Focus on Madayin. University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review,16(1):50-73.

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Title The legal and Religious nature of Aboriginal Customary Law: Focus on Madayin
Author Kelly, Danial
Journal Name University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 16
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1441-9769   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 50
End Page 73
Total Pages 24
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Law
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The Yolngu Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land have traditionally recognised the authority of the Madayin system to order their lives. The Madayin system, like other Aboriginal systems of authority, is often translated into English as a system of Aboriginal customary law. However this description of ‘law’ ignores the religious nature of these systems. This article argues that religion and law are inseparable in traditional Aboriginal authority systems and therefore Madayin is as much religion as it is law.
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