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Aboriginal Human Rights Timeline
The First Fleet lands in Port Jackson - British settlements in Australia begin being build.
The Governor opens a school for Aboriginal children.
Tasmanian Aboriginal people are moved on Flinders Island but it doesn't work.
Australia becomes a Federation.
The Aborigines Protection Amending Act gives Authority to the Aboriginal Protection Board to take Indigenous children from their families.
NSW Aborigines Protection Board loses its power to remove Indigenous children.
first Commonwealth/State conference on ‘native welfare’ adopts assimilation as the national policy.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the newly-formed United Nations, and supported by Australia.
A national referendum is held to amend the Constitution. Aborigines are included in the census for the first time.
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