Struggle for Right and Freedom of Indigenous Australians

1880s: Protection and Control policy

The protection Act of Victoria Aborigines excludes half-caste from the Aboriginal person definition. As a result, most of the mission had to leave their homes. The board is also empowered to apprentice the Aboriginals children after attaining the age of thirteen years.

1990s: White Australians policy

The white Australians policy is established which banned the entry of to the country of non-Caucasian people. Further, Aboriginal people were excluded from pensions, voting rights, armed forces enlistment, maternity allowances, and post office employment.

1910s: Denial of more Rights

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Act denies was enacted. It prohibited the Aboriginal people from drinking, possessing, or supplying alcohol. They could not possess firearms, or marry non-Aboriginal people.

1920s: Aboriginal Population smallest

The Aboriginal population is estimated to be 60,000 to 70,000 people, which is considered to be the lowest. They were highly segregated from the society. Later, the Australians Aboriginal Progressive Association was established, with an objective of opposing the South Aborigines protection Board.

1930s: Attempt of federal house representative

A Victorian man, William Copper applied to have an Aboriginal representative in the in the Representative Federal House, which is the main chamber of Australia parliament. However, his application failed.

1940: Assimilation Policy

The commonwealth conference declared that all Aboriginal people were to be assimilated into the British society, whether they like it or not. An Aboriginal conference was held in the Sydney, to protest against the injustice, inequality protectionist policies and dispossession of their land.