First Contact: the British Empire and Indigenous Australians

The British settlement of Australia has been disastrous for Indigenous Australians but did it start out that way?

What were the orders of Cook and Phillip in regard to original owners of the land, and how well did they, and the people they brought with them, keep to those guidelines?

The early years of colonisation are characterised by personal relationships between individuals, rather than in generalisations and stereotypes, with many opportunities that could have resulted either in friendship, or in carnage. Let’s look at some of these people and the role they played in the Australia we share today.

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