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jan 5, 1835 - John Batman attempted to buy land

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John Batman, a settler, attempts to buy land from Aboriginal people through a 'treaty'. The governor of NSW responds by issueing a proclamation reinforcing the notion that the land belonged to no one prior to the British Crown taking possession of ot. As Aboriginal people did not own the land they could not sell ot assign it.

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Date:

jan 5, 1835
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~ 183 years ago
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