Andrew Fisher
1908-1909; 1910-1913; 1914-1915

Federal government passes the Northern Territory Aboriginals Ordinance. The Chief Protector is made the legal guardian of every Aboriginal and ‘half-caste’ child under 18. Any Aboriginal person can be forced onto a mission or settlement and children can be removed by force.

Indigenous perspective

I’ve been farming for ten years, doing well with my own horse and buggy too. Now they tell me to move on, just like that, with nothing. They’re giving my land to those white soldiers.