Timothy Hughes (1919-1976), soldier and farmer, was born on 28 April 1919 at Point Pearce (Bookooyanna) Aboriginal Station, South Australia,
1770 April 29 Captain James Cook in the Endeavour entered Botany Bay. After an encounter with local people in Botany Bay Cook wrote that “all they seem’d to want was us to be gone”. – See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Timeline-1500-to-1900#sthash.fJIaTsBi.dpuf
4 May Macquarie announces a set of regulations controlling the free movement of Aboriginal people. No Aboriginal person is to appear armed within a mile of any settlement and no more than six Aboriginal people are allowed to ‘lurk or loiter near farms’. Passports or certificates are issued to Aboriginal people “who conduct themselves in a suitable manner”, to show ...
1876 8 May Truganini dies in Hobart aged 73. The Tasmanian Government does not recognise the Aboriginal heritage of people of Aboriginal descent and claims the last Tasmanian Aboriginal person has died. A falsehood many still believe today. – See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Indigenous-Australia-Timeline-1500-to-1900#sthash.fJIaTsBi.dpuf
Ranold (Ron) Richards (1910-1967), boxer, was born on 8 May 1910 at Deebing Creek Aboriginal Presbyterian mission near Ipswich, Queensland
Political activist, known to Europeans as ‘King George’, a senior man of the Ben Lomond tribe in north-eastern Tasmania, Arthur is believed to have been among the first Aboriginal people to petition the Queen. Learn more about his life here: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/arthur-walter-george-12775 http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2011/02/17/3141671.htm http://www.utas.edu.au/library/companion_to_tasmanian_history/A/Arthur%20Walter.htm
Lucy Beeton (1829-1886), Aboriginal teacher and businesswoman, was born on 14 May 1829 on Gun Carriage (Vansittart) Island, eastern Bass Strait
Jerry Jerome (1874-1943), stockman and boxer, was born on 24 May 1874 at Jimbour Station, 10 miles (16 km) north of Dalby, Queensland
http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jerome-jerry-10624 Jerry Jerome (24 May 1874 – 27 September 1943) was the 1912 Australian middleweight boxing champion. Born just outside Dalby, Queensland he was the first Indigenous Australian to win a major boxing title.
TSI Flag officially recognized and presented to the people of Torres Strait on 29th May 1992 at the 6th Torres Strait Cultural Festival.
On 10 June 1838, the Myall Creek Massacre occurs. 12 heavily armed colonists rounded up and brutally kill 28 Aborigines from a group of 40 or 50 people gathered at Henry Dangar’s Station, at Myall Creek. The massacre was believed to be a payback for the killing of several hut keepers and two shepherds. But most of those killed were ...