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aboriginal rights

  • The term "blacks" has been used to refer to Indigenous Australians since European settlement.

    aborigianals debrest acused and hated by the white people as they classafied the europeons
  • 1901: Commonwealth of Australia formed.

    Indigenous Australians are excluded from the census and the lawmaking powers of the Commonwealth Parliament.
  • Aborigines Protection Act 1909 (NSW) gives APB the power to remove

    Aboriginal children from their families.
  • Aboriginal population of Australia is estimated to be 60 000. It is widely

    believed to be a ‘dying race’.
  • Australian Aboriginal Progress Association (AAPA) established.

    The AAPA,
    officially launched in February 1925, was the ‘first Aboriginal political
    organisation to create formal links between communities over a wide area’.
  • Conniston massacre: whites admit to shooting 31

    Aborigines after a white dingo trapper is killed.
  • First Native Welfare Conference – policy of Assimilation is adopted to make

    Aboriginal people the same as White Australians.
  • 1938: Day of Mourning held by the Aborigines League (est 1932) and the Aborigines Progressive Association (1937).

    It is the first major protest by Indigenous people. The manifesto “Aborigines Claim Citizen Rights” and the newspaper “Abo Call” are published.
  • Political activist Jack Patten, a member APS, leads 200 Cumeragunja

    residents in a ‘walk-off’ the reserve in protest at APB policies. Patten demands
    the NSW Premier conduct an immediate inquiry into ‘intimidation, starvationand victimisation’ on the reserve. The response was to call in police and have
    Patten and his brother George arrested for ‘incitement’.
  • The fifteen years from the late 1950s to the early 1970s was a time of unusual collaboration between black and white

    activists in Australia.
  • Link-Up NSW established to re-unite families of the Stolen Generations.

    Parliament Select Committee inquiry into land rights for Aboriginal people.
  • Prime Minister Bob Hawke sets up a Royal Commission into Aboriginal

    Deaths in Custody in response to the high rate of Aboriginal incarceration and
    death in prisons and police lockups.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

    (ATSIC) is established.
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) is passed in the Commonwealth Parliament.

    It sets
    up the National Native Title Tribunal to determine native title rights
  • hunman rights

    The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission National Inquiry into
    the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from their
    Families is announced.
  • Election of Howard Coalition Government in Canberra – seen as opposed to

    Aboriginal rights.
  • Pauline Hanson and One Nation Party campaign against Aboriginal

    treatment’. Commonwealth Parliament statement of commitment to
  • April 7 - The first Native Title deed granted on mainland Australia is awarded

    to the Dunghutti people for land at Crescent Head near Kempsey in New
    South Wales.
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth) is introduced based on the Coalition

    Government’s ten point plan. Widely seen as reducing Indigenous native title
  • mabo day

    mabo day 2010
    suffering for 10 years
    important to torrisn islanders and aborianial