Australia's Rivers are Ancestral Beings

Rivers around the world are now recognised by law as legal persons and living entities. Here in Australia, our rivers can be understood as ‘ancestral beings’ under Indigenous laws.

Read the full article, published in Pursuit here.

About the authors

Dr Alessandro Pelizzon - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Law and Arts, Southern Cross University

Dr Erin O'Donnell - Senior Fellow with the Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (CREEL) at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Anne Poelina - Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia