European Colonisation In Australia

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European colonisation has had a devastating effect on Indigenous culture in Australia. Centuries ago, the indigenous Australian have already existed in Australia. However, with the European invasion in the 1700s, Aboriginal people have ended up been the victims of the world unnatural to their existence for thousands of years. Things started to change during the late 1700s, the time when colonisation was instigated by Europeans and the British, the indigenous culture in Australia was severely damaged. Conflict, diseases, the Stolen Generation phenomenon, occurred, and their way of living including kinship system was changed forever. However, others believed these changes were necessary. What affect the indigenous Australians profoundly are…show more content…
After the stealing considered by European follows a retribution, a massacre not only of warriors, but also of women and children (Reynolds, 1987). With two main goals, either paving the way for the European economic activity or a policy to deal with the surviving aboriginal populations, the massacre ensued, and the attempt to resist the takeover of their lands met with the reprisal (Markus, 2001). Markus (2001) also provides an evidence assembled by Raymond Evans and Bill Thorpe that in some regions where the “mass murder” of indigenous people arise, “a way of life” is how they describe the word “killing”. Executed by a minority of perpetrators, and tolerated by a settler majority, and tremendously high death rates and low birth rates followed leading to an estimated Aboriginal population of just 75,000 people during the period of the 20th…show more content…
The kinship system also takes into account people external to the group (Dudgeon et al, 2010). With the age and gender, people had their own well-identified roles to play in their social structure. Here are several typical instances, for the cohesion of the group and the skill of hunting being involved, male plays a vital role through the part of the community. For most of the food and child upbringing, the role with the obligation is irrefutably women’s. Being important characteristics in aboriginal society are still reciprocity and sharing, and for the generality of the indigenous Australians, what remains a precious value is sharing along the lines of kinship and family (Berndt & Berndt,

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