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Title The court as archive / edited by Ann Genovese, Trish Luker and Kim Rubenstein.

Publication Info. Acton, ACT, Australia : ANU Press, [2019]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 296 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Until the late 20th century, 'an archive' generally meant a repository for documents, as well as the generic name for the wide range of documents the repository might hold. An archive could be visited, and then also searched, to discover past actions or lives that had meaning for the present. While historians and historiographers have long understood the contests that archives contain and represent, the very idea of 'the archive' has, over the last 40 years, become the subject and object of widening and intensified consideration. This consideration has been intellectual (from scholars in a wide range of disciplines) and public (from communities and individuals whose stories are held captive, or sometimes hidden or excluded from official archives), as well as institutional. It has involved scrutiny and critique of official archives' limitations and practices, as well as symbolic, affective and theoretical expansion and heightened expectation of what 'the archive' is or should be. The very language of 'the archive' now carries freight as administrative practice, normative value, metaphor, description and aspiration in different ways than it did in the 20th century. This collection offers a unique contribution to these reinvigorated and sometimes new conversations about what an archive might be, what it can do as a consequence, and to whom it bears custodial responsibilities. In particular, this collection addresses what it means for contemporary Australian superior courts of record to not only have constitutional and procedural duties to documents as a matter of law, but also to acknowledge obligations to care for those materials in a way that understands their public meaning and public value for the Australian people, in the past, in the present and for the future.
Biography Ann Genovese is a historian of modern Australian jurisprudence, and an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Trish Luker is based in the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. Kim Rubenstein is a Professor in the Law School in the ANU College of Law, a former Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute and a Public Policy Fellow at The Australian National University and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
Contents Part 1-Public Law and Citizenship; 1. Court Records, Archives and Citizenship; 2. Aspects of Citizen Access to Court Archives; 3. When the Carnival is Over: The Case for Reform of Access to Royal Commission Records; Part 2-Histories and Jurisprudence of Australia; 4. A Matter of Records: The Federal Court, The National Archives and 'The National Estate' in the 1970s; 5. Framing the Archives as Evidence: A Study of Correspondence Documenting the Place of Australia's Original High Court in a New Commonwealth Polity; 6. Accessing the Archives of the Australian War Crimes Trials after World War II; Part 3-Institutional Experience and Responsibility for Records; 7. A Conversation with Warwick Soden (Principal Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Court of Australia); 8. A Conversation with Louise Anderson and Ian Irving (Former Native Title Registrars, Federal Court of Australia); 9. Providing Public Access to Native Title Records: Balancing the Risks Against the Benefits; 10. Archiving Revolution: Historical Records Management in the Massachusetts Courts; 11. Sentencing Acts: Appraisal of Court Records in Canada and Australia; Postscript: A Memorandum to the Federal Court of Australia.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 14, 2019).
Subject Archives -- Administration.
Courts -- Archival resources.
Archives -- Gestion.
Tribunaux -- Fonds d'archives.
Courts & procedure.
Archives -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00814035
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Genovese, Ann
Luker, Trish
Rubenstein, Kim
Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Genovese, Ann. Court As Archive. Canberra : ANU Press, 2019 9781760462703
ISBN 1760462713 (electronic book)
9781760462710 (electronic bk.)
9781760462703 (paperback)
1760462705 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000064996773
AU@ 000065132124
AU@ 000065902710
AUNED 000064996773

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