Terra Nullius

Kirsten Cooper

'Terra Nullius' 2023

Diptych: acrylic and oil on ply - framed in a walnut style tray frame



Terra Nullius is a latin expression for land that is unoccupied or uninhabited.  It was the legal concept used by the British government to justify the settlement of Australia and the dispossession of land from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples.