Coming to Terms

Find below a short overview of key links Ngarrindjeri have identified for people interested in coming to terms and supporting the Treaty and Sovereignity movement.

Uluru Statement 2017

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Constitutional reform for First Nations Peoples.


U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Terra Nullius

In 1770 Captain James Cook landed in Botany Bay, home of the Eora people, and claimed possession of the East Coast of Australia for Britain under the doctrine of 'terra nullius'. According to the international law of Europe in the late 18th century, there were only three ways that Britain could take possession of another country.


Protection Legislation

The Aboriginal Protection Act, enacted in 1869, gave extensive powers over the lives of Aboriginal people to the government's Board for the Protection of Aborigines, including regulation of residence, employment and marriage.


Letters Patent

Coming to Terms, edited by Shaun Berg.

The Province of South Australia was created on 15 August 1834 and established by Letters Patent on 19 February 1836. The Colonial Office in London insisted that the Colony could proceed if the land was fairly acquired from the Aborigines and transactions supervised by a government appointed protector.


Native Title

Native title is a property right which reflects a relationship to land which is the very foundation of Indigenous religion, culture and well-being. The non-discriminatory protection of native title is a recognised human right.


Reconciliation Australia

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement.


Cultural Water - cultural flow

Water is intrinsically linked to the cultural and spiritual identity of Aboriginal people. The land and water forms an integral part who Aboriginal people are - and they, in turn, form a part of the land and waters.


Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority

The Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority (NRA) is the peak regional organisation of the Ngarrindjeri. We represent communities and organisations that currently make up the Ngarrindjeri Nation and the individual Native Title claimants of the Ngarrindjeri and Others Native Title Claim.


Ngarrindjeri Culture Hub

Ngarrindjeri Nguldi Arndu - Ngarrindjeri Welcome You to the Ngarrindjeri Culture Hub: Meet some of our artists and learn about our culture