Governor Macquarie opens a school for Aboriginal children at Parramatta called the ‘Native Institution’ to “civilise, educate and foster habits of industry and decency in the Aborigines”. The local Aboriginal..Read More

Governor Bourke of NSW orders the establishment of the Native Police in the Port Phillip district (now Victoria). Aboriginal troopers, trained to track and disperse groups of Aboriginal people, are part of the..Read More

Wathaurong are banned from the streets of Geelong. Police are given authority to keep Aborigines out Corio.

Reports of poisoning of Aboriginal people on ‘Tarrone’ near Port Fairy, West Melbourne. Flour is poisoned and left in shepherds’ huts. Geelong township surveyed and land ‘sales’ begin. Fyans chooses land on..Read More

Saxe Bannister, the first Attorney General of NSW, first promotes the idea of an Australian treaty with Aboriginal people in a Submission to the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Aborigines…Read More

Triggered by accounts of the mistreatment of Aboriginal people by British colonists, the British House of Commons orders an inquiry and appoints a select committee to review the treatment of Aboriginal people by British subjects throughout the Empire…Read More

John Batman attempts to make a ‘treaty’ with Aboriginal people for Port Phillip Bay, near present day Melbourne by ‘buying’ 243,000 hectares with 20 pairs of blankets, 30 tomahawks, various..Read More

Aboriginal people in Tasmania are forcibly removed and settled on Flinders Island. The living conditions lead to many deaths. Later the community is moved to Cape Barren Island. Port Phillip District..Read More

John Batman and Joseph Gellibrand apply to the colonial government for Kulin nation land.

Martial law is proclaimed in Tasmania and Bathurst. Soldiers have the right to arrest or shoot any Aboriginal person found in the settled districts.