What Impact Did The Europeans Have On Australia Essay

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In 1788 the Europeans landed on Australian land and changed the way that the Indigenous people did things. This essay will talk about the impact that the British had on the Aboriginal Australians from the loss of their culture and land to the violence that was inflicted onto them. The essay will also cover what the Europeans would’ve thought and how it has made the Australia that we live in today. When the Europeans settled in Australia in 1788, it resulted in Aboriginal Australians losing their culture and land. The British came and demanded that the Aboriginals stop what they’re doing and give up their land to them. This led to the Aboriginals losing some of their culture because they couldn’t do any of their usual rituals because they had no land to do them on and the British wouldn’t allow them to. The loss of…show more content…
As we can see from Source 1 between 1788 and 1861 the population of Aboriginal Australians dropped rapidly from just over 300,000 to just under 200,00 people. We can just only guess that most of those deaths were due to violent actions. It has been estimated that the Aboriginal population has decreased between around 90% between 1788 and 1900, due to violence, dispossession and disease. Therefore proving that white violence has had a great impact upon the Aboriginal Australians. Although the Europeans came to Australia with bad habits they also brought with them many good things. For if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here today. When they first came they thought they were doing something good but they didn’t realise that they were destroying Aboriginal lives and culture, in the short term and the long term. The positive impacts of the Europeans settling in Australia is that they brought with them a new life and a chance to start over and make a new country. Of course if they hadn’t settled in Australia in 1788, there would be no
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