Dispossession, history and restorative justice: a comparative study of three settler societies

Project: Research

Project Description

As a comparative study, this project will: deepen and broaden our knowledge of how British peoples actually possessed the land and dispossessed aboriginal people in three settler societies; elucidate how this process was understood and registered through the creation of narratives, both then and later; demonstrate how the legacy of history, in the sense of both the past and narrative, has burdened Australia, New Zealand and Canada; explain how and why they have tackled the vital work of restorative justice in distinctive ways, and suggest how this might be performed better, at least in the case of Australia.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/0831/12/13

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD34,641.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD82,430.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)