Documenting Democracy
Australia's Story
New South Wales documents
James Cook is told what to do if he finds new land    Secret Instructions to Lieutenant Cook 30 July 1768 (UK)
James Cook is told what to do if he finds new land

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How to start a colony of convicts in an unseen land  ... still searching    Governor Phillip's Instructions 25 April 1787 (UK)
How to start a colony of convicts in an unseen land ... still searching

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An Act to keep the convicts on the straight-and-narrow    New South Wales Courts Act 1787 (UK)
An Act to keep the convicts on the straight-and-narrow

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Towards an Australian system of law    Charter of Justice 2 April 1787 (UK)
Towards an Australian system of law

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A Chief Justice for Australia's first Supreme Court    Charter of Justice 13 October 1823 (UK)
A Chief Justice for Australia's first Supreme Court

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Trial by jury comes to stay    Australian Courts Act 1828 (UK)
Trial by jury comes to stay

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Self-government – cautious steps in the colonies    New South Wales Act 1823 (UK)
Self-government – cautious steps in the colonies

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New South Wales gains territory to the west but loses in the south    Governor Darling's Commission 1825 (UK)
New South Wales gains territory to the west but loses in the south

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The Governor of New South Wales announces that the Aboriginal people do not own their land    Governor Bourke's Proclamation 1835 (UK)
The Governor of New South Wales announces that the Aboriginal people do not own their land

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The hated convict system given its notice    Order-in-Council ending transportation of convicts 22 May 1840 (UK)
The hated convict system given its notice

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The seeds of democracy sown in the colonies    New South Wales Constitution Act 1842 (UK)
The seeds of democracy sown in the colonies

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The first self-governing Parliament is created by Britain, on the initiative of the Australians    New South Wales Constitution Act 1855 (UK)
The first self-governing Parliament is created by Britain, on the initiative of the Australians

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An opportunity to become great and useful to your country    University of Sydney Act 1850 (NSW)
An opportunity to become great and useful to your country

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On our Selection? The Robertson Land Acts    Crown Lands Acts 1861 (NSW)
On our Selection? The Robertson Land Acts

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Creating federal territory    Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909 (NSW)
Creating federal territory

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