1834 – South Australia Act

The Members of the House of Commons of the British Parliament pass the Foundation Act of the British Provence of South Australia which enabled South Australia to be established, and deemed the land as a waste and unoccupied. Their attitude towards those who were deemed uncivilised by nature of non-exposure to Christianity and Western ways is summed up by “It is a small matter to supplant the inhabitants of a barbarous country and to secure possession of their land. The superiority which comes from civilisation is soon acquired, and the feeble race bends before the stronger, as the reeds bend to the sweep of the winds”