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Searchable Aboriginal history timeline

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Australian Aboriginal history is the only history that grows both ways – forward into the present and backwards into the past as new scientific methods indicate that archaeological sites are much older than originally thought.

Just as we have learned about your history, please learn about ours. — From the Ngambri petition claiming the area of Canberra, January 2007 [1]

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23 July 2013

The Victorian Government appoints Aboriginal man Andrew Jackomos as Victoria’s - and Australia’s - first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth. The appointment of an Aboriginal children’s commissioner was one of the recommendations arising out of the Protecting Victoria’…

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[1] Koori Mail 394 p.11

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Korff, J 2019, Searchable Aboriginal history timeline, <https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australian-aboriginal-history-timeline>, retrieved 23 July 2019

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