All adult females in South Australia, including Aboriginal females, win the right to vote.

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

A judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council finds that New South Wales, at the time of the arrival of the British, was in fact “a tract of …

Willem Baa Ni ip, the last traditional Wathaurong person, dies at Geelong Hospital of tuberculosis after living alone for 15 years since the last of his contemporaries died. The Victorian Aborigines …

Truganini dies in Hobart aged 73. Against her wishes the Tasmanian Museum displays her bones. 100 years later members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community cremate and scatter them onto the water. …

The Victorian Aborigines Protection Act denies human rights as it increases control measures including empowering the Victorian Board for the Protection of Aborigines to apprentice Aboriginal children at 13 & …

Dan Dan Nook once the fastest runner in Geelong (Djillong) dies in the Geelong Invalid Asylum of tuberculosis.

Parliament enacts an inhumane Act for the Protection & Management of the Victorian Aboriginals (the Mission Act). It restricts the rights of Aboriginal people to control where they lived & …

An an all-Aboriginal cricket team of men from lands of western Victoria embarks on a tour of England, backed by private financiers.

‘Queen Eliza’ wife of Dan Dan Nook dies & is buried at Portarlington.

Colonial government gazettes one acre of land for Geelong Aboriginal people (the Duneed Reserve’, Ghazeepore Rd, Waurn Ponds) where 6 surviving people live. Colonial government census of Aboriginal people living …

Victorian government (Land & Survey Office) announces a Central Board & District Committees for the Protection of the Aborigines of Victoria.

Wathaurong people compete for the first time in the second Highland Games in Geelong. A Select Committee of the Legislative Council of Victoria is appointed to enquire into the living …

A ‘secret’ Geelong pamphlet is published in The Argus that admits complicity in dispossession of Aboriginals from their lands and debates what is to be done.

‘Landholders’ complain of Aboriginal Protectorates & stations taking up ‘good land’ & attracting Aboriginal people ‘near our properties’.