Colonisation header image

The colonisation of this land we now call Australia had a devastating impact on First Nations people, who have lived on this continent for thousands of years.

Prior to British settlement, more than 500 First Nations groups inhabited the continent we now call Australia, approximately 750,000 people in total.[1] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures developed over 60,000 years, making First Nations Peoples the custodians of the world’s oldest living culture. Each group lived in close relationship with the land and had custodianship of their Country.