History of Aboriginal people
“The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.”
Considering that the European invasion of Australia in 1788, the Aboriginal people have already been oppressed into a global abnormal for their existence for many thousands of years. Initially emerged the influx of the strangers which carried with them conditions, which decimated the immediate population associated with the Sydney tribes. Approximately over 750, 000 Aboriginal people inhabited the area continent in 1788. The colonists were resulted in believe that the land was terra nullius (‘no one’s land’), which Lt James Cook declared Australia to stay in 1770 during his voyage round the shore of Australia.
“… they certainly were therefore ignorant they thought there clearly was only one competition from the earth which had been the white competition. When Captain Cook first came, whenever Lieutenant James Cook very first set foot on Wangal land over at Kundul that is today called Kurnell, he stated oh lets placed a flag up someplace, since these people are illiterate, they’ve got no fences. They performedn’t recognize that we didn’t need fences … we stayed here for six to eight days, after that relocated elsewhere in which there was a lot of tucker and bush medication so we held moving and return in a year’ time when the meals ended up being all refreshed …”1
the late Aunty Beryl Timbery Beller
It could not be an exaggeration to claim that the Island continent had been owned by over 400 different nations during the time of this claim by Cook. When the first fleet found its way to Sydney Cove it is said that Captain Philip had been astounded aided by the concept of Cook’s terra nullius, saying “Sailing up into Sydney cove we're able to see natives lining the coast trembling spears and yelling.”
The Occupants for the Land
For many thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans, northern Sydney ended up being occupied by different Aboriginal clans. Residing mostly across the foreshores of harbour, they fished and hunted into the oceans and hinterlands of area, and harvested meals from surrounding bush. Self-sufficient and good, they'd no need to travel not even close to their lands, since the sources about them were therefore numerous, and trade with other tribal groups was more successful. Moving in their nation prior to the seasons, folks just had a need to spend about 4-5 hours each day trying to make sure their particular survival. With such a lot of leisure time readily available, they created a rich and complex ritual life – language, traditions, spirituality in addition to legislation – one's heart of which ended up being link with the land.