Aboriginal Human Rights Timeline

Events

The First Fleet lands in Port Jackson - British settlements in Australia begin being build.

1788

The Governor opens a school for Aboriginal children.

1814

Tasmanian Aboriginal people are moved on Flinders Island but it doesn't work.

1830

Australia becomes a Federation.

1901

The Aborigines Protection Amending Act gives Authority to the Aboriginal Protection Board to take Indigenous children from their families.

1915

NSW Aborigines Protection Board loses its power to remove Indigenous children.

1930

first Commonwealth/State conference on ‘native welfare’ adopts assimilation as the national policy.

1937

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is adopted by the newly-formed United Nations, and supported by Australia.

1948

A national referendum is held to amend the Constitution. Aborigines are included in the census for the first time.

1967

Present day

2018