Law Of The Outback

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Myth, music, art, ancestry and land rights - Clive Anderson asks whether Aboriginal ancient law can survive in modern Australia.

Clive Anderson asks whether Aboriginal ancient law can survive in modern Australia.

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Clive Anderson looks at one of the oldest legal systems in the world.

For thousands of years the indigenous Australian Aboriginals have used highly complex laws, based on mythology, music, art, ancestral rights and land ownership.

But how can their system survive in a modern society?

02 LAST2007110320100727 (BBC7)

Clive Anderson travels to Darwin to see if Australian Aboriginals can save their ancient unwritten law system from extinction.

Clive Anderson sees if Aboriginals can keep alive their ancient unwritten law system.

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Clive Anderson looks at one of the oldest legal systems in the world, that of the Australian Aborigines.

In Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory, he discovers that the system seems to be on the brink of extinction.

Can the Aborigines do anything about it?