Apr 23 all-day
Act commenced on 23 April 1906
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Act commenced on 23 April 1906
Apr 29 all-day
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
May 4 all-day
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 ...
May 8 all-day
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
May 11 all-day
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
May 11 @ 9:45 pm – May 17 @ 10:45 pm
May 24 all-day
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.
May 27 all-day
27 May, 1967 Referendum in which more than 90 percent of Australians voted to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal people and for Aboriginal people to be counted in the census.
May 27 – Jun 3 all-day
May 28 all-day
28 May, People’s Walk for Reconciliation across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday 2000.
May 29 all-day
TSI Flag officially recognized and presented to the people of Torres Strait on 29th May 1992 at the 6th Torres Strait Cultural Festival.
Jun 3 all-day
High Court’s Mabo judgement in 1992 which recognised the native title rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and overturned the notion of terra nullius.
Jun 3 all-day
Jun 10 all-day
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 ...