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Arnhem Land

60000 BC

Two rock shelters in Arnhem land show the earliest known evidence of human presence in Australia

Captain Cook Voyage

1768

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

1788

Colonisation begins in Eastern Australia. Aboriginal people's consent is neither sought nor given

Black War

1828

Black War begins in Tasmania

Federal Government takes control of NT

1911

The federal government takes control of NT, dubbed the Commonwealth governments 'first intervention'

Aboriginal Land Rights

1976

Prime Minister Malcolm Frasers government passes the Aboriginal land rights ACT.

Pemuluwuy Escapes Hospital

1979

During an attack at Parramatta, Pemuluwy is wounded and taken to hospital, from where he escapes, still wearing leg irons.

Stolen Generation

2008

Pime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers the opology to the stolen generation