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Rations & Reserves
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At times, colonial authorities did recognise Aboriginal land ownership.

In the 1830's, the British government told colonists planning to settle in South Australia to negotiate compensation with Aborigines whose land was occupied.

The colonists responded by giving food to dispossessed Aborigines and setting up reserves for them to live in.

This attempt to deal with the theft of land established a process that was repeated across the continent.
Crown Land
Topic
 
colonisation, doctrine of tenure, indigenous Australians, International law, native title, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
Murray Island Annexation
Topic
1879
annexation, colonisation, conquest, International law, Mabo Case, Mer, Murray Island, Queensland, terra nullius
Dispossession
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colonisation, dispossession
GovernmentAuthority
Topic
1879
assimilation, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland, school
Reception Of English Law
Topic
 
colonisation, Common Law, International law
Terra Nullius & Australia
Topic
 
crown land, dispossession, doctrine of tenure, First Fleet, land rights, resistance, terra nullius
The Status Of Australian Colonies
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crown land, land ownership, sovereignty, terra nullius