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Hierarchies Of Land Use
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Many leading scholars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries insisted that European states venturing to distant territories must respect the rights of the existing owners.

However there was no agreement about the link between land use and land ownership. So influential writers developed a scale of land use value.

This ranged from hunter-gatherers at the lowest level, to nomadic people who moved their flocks and herds from pasture to pasture, on to agriculturists, and then, at the highest level, people who engaged in commerce, in towns and cities.
Henry Home
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Britain, International law, land use, property, property law, terra nullius
A Puritan Preacher
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1609
barbarism, colonialism, dispossession, land use, native American, New World, United States of America
John Locke
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colonialism, colonisation, land use, property, property law, terra nullius
Sir William Blackstone
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1765
barbarism, Blackstone, Sir William, conquest, land use, property, property law, sovereignty
Emerich De Vattel
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1760
colonialism, colonisation, Cook, Captain James, Europe, International law, land use, property, property law, terra nullius
Reflections On Vattel
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colonialism, colonisation, conquest, land use, terra nullius
...distinct tribal areas...
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1788-
barbarism, colonisation, colonisation, Land Bilong Islanders, land use, property, terra nullius, tribes
...clearly defined boundaries...
Video
1989
inheritance, Land Bilong Islanders, land boundaries, land ownership, McIntyre, Greg, Mer, Murray Island
...This yam is like a bank...
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Land Bilong Islanders, land ownership, yams
Yirrkala & Gove
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1963-1971
bark petition, Gove, industry, land rights, Marika, Roy, mining, Nabalco, Yunupingu, Galarrwuy
Land Boundaries
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boundary markers, clans, inheritance, land ownership, land use, oral tradition
Meriam Land Disputes
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Dauar, Depoma, Marwer, land boundaries, land ownership, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Malo's laws, Malo's laws, Mer, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island Native Court, sea rights, trespass, Waier
Meriam Land
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inheritance, land ownership, Meriam culture, Meriam history, oral tradition
Adapted To Their Continent
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Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
Barbarism
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barbarism, conquest, International law
Boundaries & Markers
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land ownership, Las, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island
Farming The Sea
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fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights
Seafarers & Food Growers
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fishing, gardening, sea rights, seafarers
Arrente Family - Alice Springs
Image and Text
1896
aborigines, anthropology, anthropology, Arrente, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, Central Australia, culture
Arrente Woman carrying child - Alice Springs
Image and Text
1894
aborigines, anthropology, Arrente, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, Central Australia, custom
Montana First Nation View
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1996
Canada, First Nations Canada
Navajoe Indians
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1873
indigenous people, United States of America
Hedida - Navajo woman
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1880
indigenous people, United States of America
Middle Court of Zuni
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1880
indigenous people, United States of America