Aboriginal relations and rights to land
1977 Succession to land: primary and secondary rights to Aboriginal estates (joint author, with N. Peterson and B. Sansom). In Hansard of the Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory. Canberra: Government Printer, pp. 1002-1014.
1984 A question of interpretation: the definition of "traditional Aboriginal owners" in the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. In L. R. Hiatt (ed.) Aboriginal Landowners: Contemporary Issues in the Determination of Traditional Aboriginal Ownership (Oceania Monographs 27). Pp. 24-45.
1985 Aboriginal tenure and use of the foreshore and seas: an anthropological evaluation of the Northern Territory legislation providing for the closure of seas adjacent to Aboriginal land. Anthropological Forum 5(3): 421 439.
1986 Recent trends in the study of affinity in northeast Arnhem Land: a review article (review of W. Shapiro, "Miwuyt Marriage"). Oceania 56(3): 218 230. (1986)
1988 Being Black: Aboriginal Cultures of "Settled" Australia . Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. (Edited volume of papers, with an introduction.) (reprinted 1992)
1992 Undermining credibility: advocacy and objectivity in the Coronation Hill debate. Anthropology Today 8(2): 6-9.
1993 Aborigines and miners at Coronation Hill: the containing force of traditionalism. Human Organization 52(4): 344-55.
1997 Western Desert v the rest. In F. Merlan, J. Morton and A. Rumsey (eds.) Australian Aborigines and Contemporary Social Enquiry: Essays to Honour L.R. Hiatt. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.
1999 Cultural continuity and native title claims. Land, Rights, Laws: Issues of Native Title; Issues Paper no. 28. (Native Title Research Unit, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.)
2001 The old airforce road: history, myth, and mining in northeast Arnhem Land. In Alan Rumsey and James Weiner (eds.) Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Adelaide: Crawford House. Pp. 157-81. (Republished by Wantage: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2004.)
2001 Theories of cultural continuity and native title applications in Australia. In I. Keen and T. Yamada (eds.) Identity and Gender in former Hunting and Gathering Societies. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. Pp. 163-79. (2001)
2010 The interpretation of Aboriginal ‘property’ on the Australian frontier. In I. Keen (ed.) Indigenous Participation in Australian Economies: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives. Canberra: ANU E-Press. Pp.41-62.