Law Text Culture

Volume 4, Issue 1 (1998) In the Wake of Terra Nullius

This volume marks a new phase in the development of Law Text Culture, a widening of its horizons and an expansion of its ambition. Special thanks are due in the first place to Dr Colin Perrin, the Special Editor of this volume. Dr Perrin has worked on this project for almost a year now, with that blend of intellectual integrity, resilience, and quiet determination that is uniquely his. Whatever quality and style this volume possesses is attributable to his effort. Agreat deal of work has also been put in by the editorial team, consisting of Dean Bell, Joel Butler, Robyn Ferrell, and myself. They have been involved in everything from editing, revising, and formatting, to the organisation of sponsorship and production. Thanks also to Anais Tuepker and Drazen Petkovitch who at various stages worked as Research Assistants on this project. Special thanks are also due to Gordon Bennett and Joseph Mallard, whose remarkable artwork is integral to the presentation and character of this volume. In the ambitious project undertaken by Law Text Culture, we have been blessed with generous and sympathetic sponsors. In the first place, this volume could not have been produced or even contemplated without the exceptional support of the Small Grant Scheme of the Law Foundation of NSW, which has paid many bills and asked few questions. At a time of shrinking financial resources for Universities, the Law Foundation's support for a wide variety of academic projects is invaluable. Neither could this edition have succeeded without the financial support, the expertise, the production assistance, and the distribution provided by Prospect Media, and its editor, Oliver Freeman. At the last moment, and with a grace and enthusiasm rare in the cut-throat world of publishing, Prospect came to the party in no uncertain terms. The journal is both grateful and relieved to have their support. Additional funding has come from a number of sources. My thanks are due to our several long-standing champions, the Law School of the University of Sydney, the Law and Literature Association of Australia, the University of Wollongong, and the Institute of Social Change and Critical Inquiry at that University. All have provided crucial financial help. This all indicates how much of a team effort the realisation of a project as large and difficult as this must be. This team of participants, contributors, supporters and assistants, has been uniformly generous, skilful, and unswerving. I wish to thank them all.
Desmond Manderson
Managing Editor
Macquarie Law School

Journal Articles

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Terra nullius
J. Mallard

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He "look" honest - big white thief
V. Kerruish and J. Purdy

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The promise of reconciliation
C. Perrin and S. Veitch

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'Untitled'
R. Ferrell

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