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The European arrival in Australia was a White Invasion The Australian environment was very harsh for the aboriginals, but they adapted well, with their population between 200,000 and 500,000 people. Their lifestyle was not advanced, but it served them well and they were able to spend a lot of their time finger-painting on the walls of caves, which today are massive tourist attractions. There were many myths and rituals in the aboriginal culture. These myths and rituals were to do with nature and the past. They were known as the Dreamtime, and were thought to be involved in the existence and harmony of the world. They also had much aboriginal art, including paintings, carved objects, weapons and chants. The art was different in each region, with differences in the decoration of objects and weapons depending on the myths and traditions in that area. They had the lives of peaceful society, but all that changed when the Europeans invaded in 1788 with their diseases and guns The Europeans got on rather badly with the aboriginals as they saw them as barbarians. ...read more.

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They were not classified as Australians even thought they had been living in Australia for far longer then the Europeans. The last mass murder of Aborigines was in 1926 after a European-Australian was reported killed by an Aborigine, and a local-policeman collected a gang of people to kill the local tribe. The police were enraged by this and took steps to prevent it reoccurring. In conclusion I strongly believe that when the Europeans came to Australia they were a white invasion and defiantly not a settlement. The European arrival in Australia was a White Invasion The Australian environment was very harsh for the aboriginals, but they adapted well, with their population between 200,000 and 500,000 people. Their lifestyle was not advanced, but it served them well and they were able to spend a lot of their time finger-painting on the walls of caves, which today are massive tourist attractions. There were many myths and rituals in the aboriginal culture. ...read more.

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In particular, small-pox in 1792 and 1822 swept through the Aboriginal populations and wiped many of them out. There was a small war over a period of time. Aborigines would take sheep from local farmers causing the farmers to go and kill the Aborigines. Unfortunately for the aboriginals the farmers didn't realize, or didn't care that they were just hungry as the Europeans had driven off the natural supply of food. To the Europeans this meant the aboriginals must be punished, to prevent further attacks. The area became Australia in 1901, and though it was extremely unfair and racist, Aborigines were not eligible to vote. They were not classified as Australians even thought they had been living in Australia for far longer then the Europeans. The last mass murder of Aborigines was in 1926 after a European-Australian was reported killed by an Aborigine, and a local-policeman collected a gang of people to kill the local tribe. The police were enraged by this and took steps to prevent it reoccurring. In conclusion I strongly believe that when the Europeans came to Australia they were a white invasion and defiantly not a settlement. ...read more.

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