The Doctrine Of Tenures Reconsidered
The High Court Justices then addressed the doctrine of tenures; that all land titles depend on a grant from the Crown.
The Court held that this doctrine was the essential basis for the property rights of settlers, but not of the indigenous inhabitants.
The Doctrine of Tenures
conquest, property law, terra nullius
colonisation, doctrine of tenure, indigenous Australians, International law, native title, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
Brennan On The Doctrine Of Tenures
Attorney-General (NSW) v Brown, 1847 , Australian Court Case, Brennan, Justice Gerard, Canberra, Common Law, conquest, crown land, crown land, doctrine of tenure, High Court Decision, 03/06/1992, Mabo judgement, sovereignty, terra nullius