In this lesson, students explore the concept of terra nullius. They evaluate the decision made by the British to claim the eastern coast of Australia, considering multiple points of view and the historical context in which the decision was made. They then communicate their ideas with others. In the blue square activity, students consider how they might react to such a decision, with the black diamond activity offering students the opportunity to research an ATSI land management practice.
Why was Australia considered Terra Nullius?
ACHASSK086, ACHASSI077, ACHASSI080