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Settled & Conquered Colonies
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'Settled colonies' were those acquired by discovery and occupancy. These lands, regardless of whether they were genuinely uninhabited, or already occupied, were treated as terra nullius. In such places, British settlers took with them all the laws of England that were applicable to their situation. These laws could be changed by the Parliament at Westminster, or by a local legislature, when it was established.

In 'conquered', or 'ceded' colonies, there was no wholesale transfusion of English law. Local laws continued to apply, but could be changed by either the King, or the Parliament at Westminster.
Reflections On Blackstone
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Blackstone, Sir William, British law, colonialism, colonisation, conquest, settlements, terra nullius
Justice Brennan And Settled Colonies
Image and Text
1992
Brennan, Justice Gerard, colonialism, Common Law, High Court of Australia, terra nullius
A Humanitarian Tradition
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Australia, colonialism, Cook, Captain James, First Fleet, humanitarians, land rights, terra nullius
Charity & Sovereignty
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1840s
aborigines, Australia, land ownership, New South Wales, Queen Victoria, reserves, sovereignty
Pastoral Interest & Public Interest
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1830-1848
coexistence, Grey, Earl, native title, New South Wales, pastoral industry, pastoral lease, Wik
Colonial Warfare
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1788-1929
Australia, colonial warfare, colonialism, colonists, genocide, land rights, martial law, massacres, Tasmania, war, Warlpiri
Acquisition of sovereignty by settlement
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native title, plaintiffs, settlements, sovereignty, Toohey, Justice
Terra Nullius
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colonisation, crown land, doctrine of tenure, First Fleet, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
GovernmentAuthority
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1879
assimilation, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland, school
Rations & Reserves
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1800s
humanitarians, land rights, missionaries, missions, reserves
Charity Or Compensation
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humanitarians, land rights, reserves
National Library of Australia
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Australia, culture