Terra nullius

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  • Convicts In The 17th Century

    Most convicts in the 17th Century England consisted of thieves, murders or people who have committed moral crimes. Transportation to other colonies, including harsh labour was an integral part of the English and Irish systems of punishment. It was a way to deal with increased poverty. Simple larceny (Crime involving someone taking another person's personal property) , or robbery, could mean transportation for seven years. Compound larceny – stealing goods worth more than a shilling (about $50 in…

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  • Colonisation Of Indigenous People

    English were able to remove lands from indigenous peoples under the belief that the land was vacant (vacuum domicilium) or there was no prior ownership (terra nullius). Ardill (2009) lists other reasons for colonising which came under International law these were that lands could be accrued through three means: conquest, discovery (terra nullius) or cession. The British had rights to conquer a land and its people, discover a land and make the assumption that due to the apparent lack of social…

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  • Cultural Cleansing And Assimilation

    discourses, ‘terra nullius’ was historically used to defend the justice of colonisation in Australia for the benefit of the European expansion (Fitzmaurice, 2007). It allowed settlers to claim territorial jurisdiction and was ultimately responsible for the dispossession of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living on the land now known as Australia (Prokhovnik, 2015). The political ideology during federation revolved around British patriotism, therefore terra nullius bestowed…

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  • Kuringai-Chase National Park

    This prompted me to rethink about colonial endeavors. The land and the Aboriginal people were exploited by these western civilizations as a means of expanding their political economy. Operating under the doctrine of terra nullius, the European settlers stripped the land of its preexisting meanings and ascribed onto it their own. What is interesting to think about here are how European settlers imposed their consumerist ways of being onto the landscape and the Indigenous…

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  • The Role Of Racism In The Modern World

    Racism is usually defined as any form of discrimination that is based on either race, nationality, cultural contextual, or ethnicity. It is evident that its existence in the modern world is caused by imbalance whereby a certain group of people or community controls other groups in different ways that can be in accidental form or intended form. Racism is brought about and fueled by histories, culture, social, and disparities in within a society. Factually, racism in Australia and other countries…

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  • Wurundjeri Tribe Case Study

    The acknowledged traditional land owners of my area are the Gurung-Willam-Balluk people of the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin nation. History tells us that the Indigenous people roamed our lands long before Captain Cook declared Australia to be ‘terra nullius’ and claimed the land for the British Crown in 1770. It has been documented that prior to the first fleets arrival in 1788 there were 260 Indigenous communities and over 500 different dialects. But with the arrival of the European…

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  • Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Essay

    Part A-Timeline of Significant Events in the Changing of Rights and Freedoms of Indigenous Australians: 1948- It is stated on the Youth for Human Rights webpage After the Second World War, wife of Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, led a committee of people to write up a special document that stated the basic human rights that everyone in the world should have. This Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the general assembly of the United Nations (UN) on the 10th of December,…

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  • Eddie Mabo Case Study

    Eddie Mabo was a Torres Strait Islander born on Mer or Murray Island; he fought to change how British colonies believed that the land they had colonised was terra nullius (no man’s land) (Reconciliation Australia, 2014). The British colonies thought that because they could not see established aboriginal people, farms and houses which were all characteristics of the life back home in England, which they believed that the Aborigines had no connection to land (Korff, 2015). Because of this British…

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  • The Saga Of Captain Cook: Remembrance And Morality

    Intertwined in the complicated history of the discipline of anthropology are the concepts of primitivism and unilinearism. These concepts appeared in the analysis of many different ethnicities described as less technologically and culturally developed than that of their Western European counterparts. The trouble with this concept being applied to anthropology is that when peoples are labeled as less developed it becomes easy to consider them less than human or primitive, thereby ranking another…

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  • Ainu People Research Paper

    The Ainu people were not only victims of the Japanese encroachment of their culture but also on their land, which resulted in a huge decrease in the Ainu people. When the Japanese, specifically the Matsumae, established themselves in the south of Hokkaido, the demand of gold and the products from the forest and ocean led to the Japanese encroachment. Due to the encroachment, many Ainu people were very dependent on Japanese rice and sake. In return for the rice and sake, the Ainu people were…

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