Timeline: Pre 1800’s

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

1700s

Trade between the Indonesian archipelago and the people of the Kimberly and Arnhem Land

1770s

Captain Cook & ‘terra nullius’

1780s

First Fleet Diversity of people | Smallpox outbreak

1790s

Conflict & colonisation | Aboriginal resistance
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1700

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander societies