Two rock shelters in Arnhem land show the earliest known evidence of human presence in Australia
Secret instructions to Captain Cook for his 1770 voyage state "You are...with the consent of the natives to take possesion of the country
Colonisation begins in Eastern Australia. Aboriginal people's consent is neither sought nor given
Black War begins in Tasmania
The federal government takes control of NT, dubbed the Commonwealth governments 'first intervention'
Prime Minister Malcolm Frasers government passes the Aboriginal land rights ACT.
During an attack at Parramatta, Pemuluwy is wounded and taken to hospital, from where he escapes, still wearing leg irons.
Pime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers the opology to the stolen generation