Impact of 'Crosscurrents: Law and Society in a Native Title Claim to Land and Sea' book

  • Katie Glaskin (Participant)

Description of impact

This book has had a number of extremely positive reviews, including by people who work in public policy and applied anthropology - thus one would expect its impact to be felt in those areas. Its first review was by Mike Dillon, former Head of the Commonwealth statutory body, the Indigenous Land Corporation, which 'assists Indigenous people with the acquisition and management of land, salt water and fresh water so they can achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits' ( In his review, Dillon described the work as 'an extraordinarily stimulating book' and stated that 'I would encourage all those involved in public policy relating to Indigenous affairs, and indeed all those engaged citizens who merely wish to gain a better understanding of the Indigenous policymaking maze, to consider reading the book as it provides important insights into how mainstream society’s institutions interact with Indigenous Australians' (
Impact date20172019
Category of impactCultural Impacts, Understanding and Awareness Impact, Public policy Impacts
Impact levelEngagement