Essays Tagged: "Terra nullius"

Aboriginal resistance in australia.

ficially recognized by the British Empire, because it undermined their claim of our continent being terra nullius - land belonging to no-one, or, literally, 'empty land.' In maintaining the lie, they ...

(5 pages) 94 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Land right problems of the indigenous people in the last 234 years

ational law recognized three ways of acquiring power over land: 1.) conquest; 2.) cession; and 3.) ?terra nullius?. Terra nullius was defined by international law as land that was unoccupied or that w ... the Crown therefore has the right to claim ownership over the continent defined by the British as ?terra nullius? 2.The natives remember Cook with mixed emotions in many different ways. All over Aust ...

(4 pages) 88 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Native title Act

traditions of the indigenous people of Australia, and the rejection of the myth that Australia was terra nullius (land belonging to no-one).The emergence of Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) can be bes ... ception and value towards the indigenous people. However, it should be recognized the rejection of terra nullius did not change land laws, what has changed is the legal history of land acquisition wi ...

(4 pages) 35 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Aboriginal People Under British Control

More than 210 years after British imperialists declared the continent terra nullius and colonized it aboriginal Australians continue to suffer, Treatment of the indigenou ... ndamental rights.The invasion began with the first settlement in 1788. New South Wales was far from terra nullius, an empty unoccupied land. Current estimates account for a native population of around ...

(3 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Law and welfare of society

(2005, p. 24) 'the new territory was regarded for practical purposes as being unoccupied (that is, terra nullius), without its own settled inhabitants or settled law'. Instead, the law of England was ...

(7 pages) 106 0 3.4 Aug/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Issues in Aboriginal Education

n, protection, assimilation, integration, to name a few (C.D. Rowley pg. vi).Native Title Act (1993)Terra Nullius a Latin expression meaning "the land of no-one" (Delbridge, A.) was claimed by Cook on ... possession under their traditional law or customs is recognised by Australian Law". (Delbridge, A.).Terra Nullius was another lie in the eyes of the Indigenous people. However, finally in 1992, 204 ye ...

(6 pages) 73 0 3.4 Jan/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The History Of The Australian Governments Policies From 1788 To Today.

. The British Government developed policies after the landing of Captain James Cook on Australia's "Terra Firma". Some of these policies were devastating to the indigenous Australians. When the ... indigenous Australians social and economical injustices. Furthermore, the British policy of Terra Nullius which stated "If the land is undeveloped or no signs of civilization, thus the land is ...

(4 pages) 29 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

In reference to Land Rights and Criminal Justice System, how have Aborigines been disadvantaged by past government policies?

land rights can be traced as early as settlement times in the late 18th century with the concept of Terra Nullius, to the still limited status of ATSI in owning traditional lands with the 1970s-presen ... n of Land Rights stems from the legal concept from which Australia was settled in the 18th century- Terra Nullius. British settlers had claimed sovereignty of the land citing that its indigenous inhab ...

(4 pages) 28 1 3.4 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Describe the responses of individuals, groups and governments in Australia to the challenge of reconciliation.

ificant Mabo Decision of 1992 brought in the concept of Native Title and overturned the doctrine of terra nullius. It recognised the land rights of Indignous people, as well as their existence when Eu ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Relationship between Aboriginal law and state and commonwealth law.

riginal and Torres Strait islander customary law, wasn't recognized in Australia in 1788 because of terra nullius. From the text book Heinemann Legal studies this quote is taken: 'The Australian Law R ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The Federation Illusion

nternational Law (Gare, 1999). According to the British and under international law, Australian was terra nullius, a land practically unoccupied, without settled inhabitants or settled law (Carvan, 20 ... s or settled law (Carvan, 2005). James Cookery (2002) states, under international law at the time, "terra nullius included territory occupied by 'backward peoples' lacking European forms of government ...

(8 pages) 30 0 4.5 Sep/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Indeginous Australia: Invasion or Settlement?

immunity to the land and weather condition. When the Europeans arrived they considered the land as terra-nullius (no-mans land) which was free for the taking and they dis-respected and considered the ...

(3 pages) 11 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Changing Rights and Freedoms of Aboriginal Australians

0;Indigenous People.Up to the 1980s, Australia’s History since colonisation held the theory of Terra Nullius. As an outcome, In a court case in 1971 and 1972, the law stated that the Indigenous P ... to have the title over their lands because all the lands in the Australian History was known to be Terra Nullius when British had claimed it in 1788. Consequently later on in the 1976 in the NT, the ...

(2 pages) 31 0 2.5 Feb/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Outline the changing rights and freedoms of indigenous Australians throughout the 20th Century.

carvings seen at the National War Memorial. For this reason the Europeans gave Australia the name "Terra Nullius", Latin for land with no people.The Protection policy was first introduced in the 1850 ...

(4 pages) 56 1 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

A study of aboriginals - written as if i was part of the time (first person) in the form of journal entries

ING ON?? Charles Sturt discovered an island and now we are going to live on it. The say the land is terra nullius - land for the taking, land belonging to no-one - but we know there are natives living ...

(8 pages) 5 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Aboriginal Heritage and the Role of Indigenous Peoples, Past and Present:Frontier Warfare

ontier Warfare began with the invasion and outward spread of European settlers, the proclamation of Terra Nullius further stripping Aborigines of any land rights. From 1788 to 1900 there were many bad ... e it is clear that the Aborigines saw themselves as owners of the land, and that the declaration of Terra Nullius was false. However this was inconvenient for the European settlers, so they declared t ...

(6 pages) 19 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Was Australia invaded or settled?

late 1800'sThe Europeans called their arrival in Australia a settlement as they knew Australia as 'terra nullius'; meaning No Man's Land. As Australia was declared terra nullius, the Europeans were n ... es. They can't have wanted to invade Australia, because as far as they knew, Australia was declared terra nullius, therefore nobody lived there. I believe that the Europeans were completely caught by ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History