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1990s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1990s

1991: Port Hedland immigration detention centre opens
1992: High Court decision in Mabo case recognises native title
1993: AFL player Nicky Winmar responds to racist abuse from spectators
1996: CSIRO patents technology, permitting the development of stable wi-fi
1996: Port Arthur massacre leads to tighter gun laws