Discuss The Positive And Negative Effects On Indigenous People

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In the middle of 1788 and 1900, the population of indigenous people of Australia was decreased by ninety percent. Three main reasons for this were the loss of life due to new diseases, loss of land and the impact of settlement.
Paragraph 1: Loss of life due to disease
One of the major consequences for the indigenous people of Australia was the arrival of European diseases. Epidemic diseases spread rapidly such as the following, Chickenpox, Smallpox, Influenza, Typhoid and Measles. These diseases had a vast negative effect on the population of the Indigenous people of Australia, due to that they couldn’t even fight a common cold. Chickenpox produces a fever and a rash of itchy swollen red bumps which in some cases turn into blisters.

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