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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: September 2020

A Lawful Magic: New Worlds of Precedent in Mabo and The Winter’s Tale


This paper examines the unsettling ways in which historical “redemption” is rendered in The Winter’s Tale and Australia’s landmark legal decision on Indigenous property rights (Mabo). It explores how creative and shame-filled forms of remembrance can interrupt the tragic law that condemns us to repeat the horrors of the past.

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