Heritage Forum

Terra nullius: colonists and the colonised: how was identity maintained?

Sep 14, 2017 | News

Papal Bulls gave Christians the ‘right’ to take over the lands of non-believers.  This forged identities that created ‘othering’ and led to brutal exploitation of aborigines and hybrid populations who could not be baptised, and so were ostracised from the power structure.

See presentation by Prof Andy Smith from UCT.

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