Terra nullius

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  • How Did US Civil Rights Influence Aboriginal Activism In Australia?

    The US Civil Rights movement has greatly influenced the Aboriginal activism in Australia through many ways that intrigued the world. The US Civil Rights involved many critical events and people that aimed to end racial segregation towards the black community amongst many parts of the US. Various individuals of the black community within the United States and Australia have been oppressed by the lack of rules/laws to protect them from racial discrimination. There are many events in the US that…

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  • Imperium To Imperialism Analysis

    In From Imperium to Imperialism, Mattingly argues that the majority of the scholarship of the Roman Empire has overlooked the brutal, autocratic nature of the Empire and that the historiography would benefit from researchers being more critical of their preconceptions of Roman glory and imperium. Mattingly believes, contrary to many scholars, that meaningful contrasts and comparisons can be drawn between the Roman Empire and modern empires of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably…

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  • Aboriginal Rights In Australia Essay

    Aboriginal people of their lands. The Aboriginals lived peacefully, their culture and society sacred and complex. The land, a fundamental component of their spirituality and identity. However with the arrival of the British, Australia was declared Terra Nullius, a land that belonged to no one. In the 1900s while white Australia enjoyed houses with water, power, food and a wide range of state benefits. Aboriginals continued to be the most disadvantaged group in Australia. Given only basic…

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  • Manichean Allegory: The Function Of Racial Difference In Colonialist Literature

    only invaders, but also philosophers, thinkers, writers and scientists as well. Its aura and cultural strength defeated even Britain to hold it forever; something they could succeed to do elsewhere, like America or Australia declaring them as ‘Terra Nullius’. Though they faced a tough resistance and challenge from this enlightened nation which they, too, encountered with the Repressive State Apparatus, yet the British colonizers succeeded to control the Indian minds through, what Althusser…

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  • Reflective Essay On Aboriginal People

    1. A shared sense of history can be explained in many ways and can go on forever, however to summarise it in a brief summary it began many years ago. The Aboriginal people had lived in Australia for a long period of time, for more than 50, 000 years ago, before the European settlers and Captain Cook arrived, and set foot on the land. However, the Aboriginal people were said that they had so little attachment to the land. They lived off the land by hunting for their food, making their houses from…

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  • The Inconvenient Indian Analysis

    worshiping a Christian God and praising the monarchy that governs you. Two months have passed since you have left port and at last you reach shore. A lush green horizon that unfolds in front of you as you step upon the lunar shores. What do you see? Terra nullius, or a land unowned and unmanaged? That’s what these men who landed there in 1492 believed they were gazing upon. Ecstatic, these men thought of how great it will be to populate the land with the same values and ideas instilled in them…

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  • Racism In The Secret River

    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be reworked, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” The acknowledgement of history is vital in an individual’s progression to remedy past mistakes. “The Secret River” illustrates a narrative about 19th Century Australia, whilst simultaneously making comment on the treatment of Indigenous Australian’s at the time. The racist attitudes of the white settlers in the story can also be seen as the foundation of contemporary-day Australia’s…

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  • The Mabo Decision

    Charles Perkins through his Freedom Ride in 1965 and Vincent Lingiari, the elder of the Gurindji people, who promoted the Wave Hill Strike in 1966. In 1992, Eddie Mabo, on behalf of the Murray Island people, successfully overturned the concept of ‘terra nullius’ in the High Court as they ruled that Australia was occupied at the time of British settlement. In due course, this decision led to the creation of the Native…

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  • Sorry Day: The Struggle Of Indigenous People In Australia

    In 1788, Europeans first discovered and settled in Australia. When Australia was established as a colony of Britain, the conflict between Indigenous people and white people had started. The British tried to displace Aboriginal people from their land. They made lots of policies to get rid of Aboriginal people and tried to assimilate Aboriginal people into ‘white’ society. In 1991, the process of reconciliation formally began and this process has been continuing till now. Although the Indigenous…

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  • Aboriginal Land Rights

    also inspired a lot of other groups to try and claim back their land.So much that it led onto two more major cases the first of these was the native title act. The native title act was passed in 1933 and it replaced a 17th century doctrine of ‘terra nullius’ that means (no one 's land) Captain cook reached this assumption as his belief of settled land had solid house with clear boundaries/fences the law was put in place by the early settlers the native title act was a massive leap forwards.The…

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