Foundational Sources and Purposes of Authority in Madayin

Danial Terence Kelly

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    The Madayin system that continues to be maintained by the Aboriginal Yolngu people of Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is a holistic system of legal, religious and political authority. A recent increase in publically available information has enabled a broader audience to learn about the Madayin system. This article examines Madayin primarily on its own terms by analysing the foundational sources of authority and purpose in that normative system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalVictoria University Law and Justice Journal
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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