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Howard Morphy

Document: Staff Publication

Morphy, F. and Morphy, H. 'The Blue Mud Bay case: Refractions through saltwater country', Dialogue, 28 (1): 15-25. (Also published as CAEPR Topical Issue 2009/07.)

Document: Staff Publication

Morphy, F. and Morphy, H. ''Soon we will be spending all our time at funerals': Yolngu mortuary rituals in an epoch of constant change', in S. Howell and A. Talle (eds), Returns to the Field: Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 49-72.

Document: Topical Issue

Under the Aboriginal Lands Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA) Aboriginal freehold land has always extended down to the low water mark. In a historic majority decision on 30 July 2008, the High Court of Australia ruled on appeal in the Blue Mud Bay case that, in effect, the ALRA also applies to the column of water above the intertidal zone. This paper contrasts settler Australian and Yolngu ways of conceptualising and giving meaning to the bodies of salt water that settler Australians call ‘seas’ and ‘oceans’.

Document: Topical Issue

Permits, private property, and cultural survival', an opinion piece exploring federal attempts to remove the permit system in the Northern Territory, first published in The Age Online on 10 October 2008.

[23 October 2008]

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