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The Boxing Tent, Alice Springs, Australia, 2011 © Viviane Dalles

Terra Nullius, an exhibition, a book by Viviane Dalles

erra Nullius, from the Latin, describes a land without an owner. Whilst it may be inhabited, it is not actively farmed. During the colonisation of Australia by the British in 1770, the principle of Terra Nullius was evoked in a bid to legitimise the continent’s invasion. In 1992, the High Court of Australia retroactively invalidated […]

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