Charity & Sovereignty
Aboriginal people living on reserves, or rations, did not necessarily see themselves as objects of charity.
Tradition told them that the land had always been theirs; they saw reserves as recognition of their ownership of it. And in New South Wales during the 1840's, some aborigines joined campaigns to open up squatter's land to less wealthy, landless citizens.
Others turned to Queen Victoria, believing she was a monarch who acknowledged their rights.
She also appeared to behave in marked contrast to some of her more unscrupulous colonial subjects.
colonisation, doctrine of tenure, indigenous Australians, International law, native title, New South Wales, sovereignty, terra nullius
An Expression Of Sovereignty
Jun, 3, 1992
High Court of Australia, Mabo judgement, native title, self determination, self-government, sovereignty
19th century Aboriginal 'land rights campaign'
land ownership, land rights
The Queen's Letter
Corranderk, Kulin nation, land ownership, Protection Boards, Queen Victoria, reserves
land ownership, Queen Victoria, reserves
Self-government & Philanthropy
colonialism, colonialism, colonisation, colonists, compensation, conquest, Grey, Earl, land tenure, migration, New South Wales, Queensland, rations, reserves, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
The Supervised Life
assimilation, colonialism, colonists, paternalism, racism, reserves
assimilation, Mer, Murray Island, Murray Island Council, Murray Island Native Court, Queensland, school
The Age Of Paternalism
Chief Protector of Aborigines, colonisation, Federation, International law, paternalism, protection, terra nullius, White Australia Policy