The history and settlements of the australian indigenous and torres strait people

The dreaming tells about how the stars were formed and how the sun came to be.

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In the Kimberley, some pastoralists created a workforce for themselves by killing men of the land, and capturing their women and children who were forced into compliance.

European Discovery and Arrival The arrival of Lt James Cook in marked the beginning of the end for this ancient way of life. In the resulting historic and controversial Gove land rights caseJustice Blackburn ruled that Australia had been terra nullius before European settlement, and that no concept of Native title existed in Australian law.

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The judgement called for a recognition of the historical reality that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples were the Indigenous peoples of this, now shared land.

By the s all the fertile areas of Australia had been appropriated, and indigenous communities reduced to impoverished remnants living either on the fringes of Australian communities or on lands considered unsuitable for settlement.

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British colonisation of Australia began in Sydney in British settlement When British settlers began colonizing Australia inbetweenand 1.

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Impacts of Settlement on Aboriginal People