a person whose parents are of different races. eg someone who has a white mother and an aboriginal father.

'White Australia Policy'

The policy of limiting the number of nonwhite people migrating to Australia, embodied in the Immigration Restriction Act of 1901 and officially abandoned in 1945. Some restrictions remained in place until 1973.

Aboriginal Progressive Association

The Aborigines Progressive Association (APA), an all-Aboriginal body, was formed in 1937 in New South Wales with Jack Patten as president and Bill Ferguson as secretary. The APA, together with William Cooper, was responsible for organising the Day of Mourning protest on Australia Day in 1938. The APA had three aims: full citizenship rights for Aboriginal Australians, Aboriginal representation in Parliament and abolition of the New South Wales Aborigines' Protection Board.


To absorb into the culture or mores of a population or group; to adjust.


An official periodic count of a population including such information as sex, age, and occupation.


to settle or inhabit a new area (colony)


document containing fundamental laws: a document or statute outlining the basic laws or principles by which a country or organization is governed


the end of something that used to exist;  especially when it happens slowly and predicatably


to disparage or criticise somebody or something, or to make something seem unimportant


migration into a place. Especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there.


1.the act of protecting or the condition of being protected. 2. something that keeps (one) safe.

Protectorate System

The Protecorates were established so the government could look after the Aboriginal population by placing them on 'stations'. However Aboriginal people have a great spiritual connection to their own land and would not live on land that was not traditionally theirs.


the practice of creating separate facilities within the same society for the use of a racial or minority group.