Rations & Reserves
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.
colonisation, doctrine of tenure, indigenous Australians, International law, native title, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
Murray Island Annexation
annexation, colonisation, conquest, International law, Mabo Case, Mer, Murray Island, Queensland, terra nullius
assimilation, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland, school
Reception Of English Law
colonisation, Common Law, International law
Terra Nullius & Australia
crown land, dispossession, doctrine of tenure, First Fleet, land rights, resistance, terra nullius
The Status Of Australian Colonies
crown land, land ownership, sovereignty, terra nullius