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The Status Of The Australian Colonies
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In 1788, after the First Fleet arrived, what was the status of this colony of New South Wales? Was it a 'settled colony', or something else?

The position was unclear at first; not so much because of the nature of the Aborigines, but rather because of the character of the newcomers.
Adapted To Their Continent
Topic
 
Australia, First Fleet, indigenous people, land use
Dispossession
Topic
 
colonisation, dispossession
Settled & Conquered Colonies
Topic
 
British law, colonisation, Common Law, terra nullius