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Takeovers
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People have always been willing to take over the territory of others.

Over the past five centuries, since Christopher Columbus' first trans-Atlantic voyage in 1492, the major European States have engaged in takeovers on a massive scale; in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific.

The British takeover of Australia was a relatively late episode in this saga of modern European imperialism.

International law played a part in all this, and it evolved to reflect the customary rules which colonising European States observed when carving up territories among themselves.
Penguin Island
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conquest, Europe, France, Anatole, property, property law
Proclaimed to be Crown Land
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1879
annexation, Britain, British law, colonialism, crown land, doctrine of tenure, Land Bilong Islanders, Mer, Murray Island, terra nullius
Proclamation of Annexation
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Jul, 19, 1979
annexation, colonisation, crown land, doctrine of tenure, land ownership, Mer, Queensland Government, terra nullius
International Comparisons
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British law, Canada, colonialism, Common Law, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), United States of America
US Domestic Dependent Nation Doctrine
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1823
indigenous people, International law, treaties, United States of America
Aboriginal Rights & Title In Canada
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1973-1982
Aboriginal Title, Canada, First Nations Canada, native title, treaties, United States of America
Terra Nullius
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colonisation, crown land, doctrine of tenure, First Fleet, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
Aboriginal & Treaty Rights In Aotearoa - NZ
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1840
Common Law, Maori, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), Privy Council, Treaty of Waitangi, 1840
GovernmentAuthority
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1879
assimilation, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland, school
Justifications
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barbarism, colonisation, terra nullius
Other Lands Settled By The British
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Canada, colonisation, Common Law, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), treaties, Treaty of Waitangi, 1840 , United States of America
...no word for 'surrender'...
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Canada, indigenous people