Torres Strait child rearing and mainstream law Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National

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customary law; adoption; children
Eddie Mabo could trace his adoptive family lineage back 17 generations. The traditional transfer of children in Torres Strait Island communities has been practised since time immemorial, but it still isn't recognised in common law. How can a legal system based on the nuclear family adapt to customary laws?
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