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Pre 1700

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander societies
Contact between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander & Asian societies
Dutch documents record journeys of Macassan trepangers to northern Australia
First contact between Aboriginal people & Europeans

1770s

Captain Cook & 'terra nullius'

1780s

First Fleet Diversity of people | Smallpox outbreak

1790s

Conflict & colonisation | Aboriginal resistance

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