Struggle For Rights And Freedoms in Australia

  • Aboriginal Protection and Restriction of the Sale of Opium Act

    in Queensland, allowing the removal of Aboriginal people from their land and taking children from their families. The Bayswater Boys’ Homes are established by the Salvation Army at The Basin, Victoria. (The three homes accommodated boys who had been placed in legal custody.)
  • Commonwealth of Australia

    The Commonwealth of Australia is formed. Mapoon Mission Station in Far North Queensland is declared an industrial school.
  • Queensland Aboriginal Protection Act

    Torres Strait Islanders become subject to the Queensland Aboriginal Protection Act. Their islands become reserves. St Mary’s Mission of Hope opens in Adelaide. During the 1940s Aboriginal girls from the Northern Territory were transferred here. Cherbourg Mission is established in Queensland, but known as Barambah