The Arnhem Land Reserve is declared.

Australian Aborigines League is established in Melbourne.

Victorian Yorta Yorta man William Cooper petitions the King to have an Aboriginal representative in the federal House of Representatives, the main chamber of the national Australian parliament. A similar..Read More

Australian Aborigines Progressive Association formed.

Beginning of WWI. Approximately 400 to 500 Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families during the period 1914 to 1918, including children whose fathers are overseas at war…Read More

Roper River Aboriginal man Aya-I-Ga, known as Neighbour, is awarded the prestigious Albert Medal by King George V after he saved Constable W F Johns from drowning. It is the first time that a..Read More

The Victorian Aborigines Act permitted the Board for Protection of Aborigines to help ‘half-castes’ by licensing needy persons to live on stations.

The Invalid and Old Age Pensioner Act provides social security for some but not for Aboriginal people. The United Aborigines Mission establishes the Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home in Nowra, NSW, after several orphaned children..Read More

During the Boer War about 50 Aboriginal trackers are summonsed by the British forces in South Africa to join the war to locate Boer fighters. When Australian forces withdraw later that year, the trackers..Read More

Aboriginal people are excluded from the vote, pensions, employment in post offices, enlistment in armed forces and maternity allowance. Federation – The Commonwealth Constitution states “in reckoning the numbers of people…..Read More