Edmund Barton
1901-1903

According to our new Australian Constitution:

"In reckoning the numbers of the people of the Commonwealth aboriginal natives shall not be counted. The Commonwealth can make laws with respect to “the people of any race, other than the aboriginal race” 

Indigenous perspective

The conditions of settlement have scattered my people far and wide, and separated fathers, mothers, children, and relatives in hundreds of cases beyond all prospect of ever reuniting while alive… The same is told all over the Australian continent.