The Frontier Wars and the New Zealand Wars: The History of the British Empire’s Conflicts against Indigenous Groups in Australia and New Zealand The Frontier Wars and the New Zealand Wars: The History of the British Empire’s Conflicts against Indigenous Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Frontier Wars and the New Zealand Wars: The History of the British Empire’s Conflicts against Indigenous Groups in Australia and New Zealand

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Inevitably, as the British settled in Australia and New Zealand, they entered into conflicts with the indigenous people, and they would learn quite quickly that the Māori were quite bellicose. As such, the New Zealand Wars would last over 30 years.

The history of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia, known in contemporary anthropology as the “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia,” is a complex and continually evolving field of study, and it has been colored by politics. For generations after the arrival of whites in Australia, the Aboriginal people were disregarded and marginalized, largely because they offered little in the way of a labor resource, and they occupied land required for European settlement.

At the same time, it is a misconception that indigenous Australians meekly accepted the invasion of their country by the British, for they did not. They certainly resisted, but as far as colonial wars during that era went, the frontier conflicts of Australia did not warrant a great deal of attention. Indigenous Australians were hardly a warlike people, and without central organization, or political cohesion beyond scattered family groups, they succumbed to the orchestrated advance of white settlement with passionate, but futile resistance. In many instances, aggressive clashes between the two groups simply gave the white colonists reasonable cause to inflict a style of genocide on the Aborigines that stood in the way of progress. In any case, their fate had largely been sealed by the first European sneeze in the Terra Australis, which preceded the importation of the two signature mediums of social destruction. The first was a collection of alien diseases, chief among smallpox, but also cholera, influenza, measles, tuberculosis, syphilis and the common cold. 

GENRE
Geschichte
ERZÄHLER:IN
MH
Michelle Humphries
SPRACHE
EN
Englisch
DAUER
04:41
Std. Min.
ERSCHIENEN
2023
3. September
VERLAG
Charles River Editors
GRÖSSE
243,1
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