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Science & Indigenous Australians
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From the 1960's, Australian State governments began framing aboriginal land rights legislation.

They drew on anthropological studies which began in the previous century, when Aborigines were being moved off their traditional lands.

During this time there were people with sufficient curiosity and respect to begin recording aspects of Aboriginal life; men such as Edward John Eyre, George Grey and George French Angas.

Writing in the 1840's, Grey and Eyre were in no doubt that the Aboriginal people they met saw themselves as land owners.
Activist
Topic
1962-1992
activism, human rights, indigenous rights, Mabo, Edward Koiki, politics, Torres Strait, Townsville
Sea Totems
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Mer, Meriam culture, sacred, sea claims, sea rights, totems, tribes
Indigenous People & Their Land
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custom, indigenous people, land ownership, land rights, land use, sacred
Indigenous Customary Law
Topic
 
indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Belonging To Country
Topic
 
aborigines, Australia, dreamtime, indigenous Australians, land ownership, land rights, sacred
A view of Sydney Cove, NSW
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aborigines, colonisation, conquest, settlements
The limits of colonial curiosity
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1778-
anthropology, colonialism, colonists, convicts, custom, land ownership, New South Wales, religion, Tasmania, Victoria
The origins of humanity?
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anthropology, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, custom, Darwin, Charles, Fison, Lorimer, Howitt, William Alfred
Fison & Howitt discover the clan
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anthropology, clans, Fison, Lorimer, Hiatt, Les, Howitt, William Alfred, kinship, land boundaries, land ownership, marriage, Northern Territory
A Sacred Landscape
Topic
 
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
Gelam
Topic
 
Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Murray Island, myths
Black Activist
Topic
1972-1980
activism, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville, Yumba Meta Housing Co-op
Farming The Sea
Topic
 
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, Meriam culture, sea rights
Human Rights
Topic
 
human rights, International law, Mabo judgement, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , United Nations
Performance, Art & The Sacred
Topic
 
Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Mer, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Something Deep Within Us
Topic
 
fishing, Great Barrier Reef, sacred, sea rights, seafarers
Cambridge Anthropological Expedition
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1898
anthropology, Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, Haddon, A.C., Mer, Murray Island, Torres Strait