A searchable Aboriginal history timeline
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- Ancient history
- Pre-Cook (1400 – 1769)
- Early European (1770 – 1899)
- Early 20th century (1900 – 1969)
- Late 20th century (1970 – 1999)
- Early 21st century (2000 – 2010)
- Recent history
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 
Something that happened in May…
29 May 2017
Since 1997 Australia Post celebrates living Australians who have positively shaped Australian society with its Australian Legends Award. In 2017 it honours three Aboriginal leaders: Tom Calma, …