Did the British invade Australia

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No, they only settled just for the convicts for them to be put to work.


As far as the indigenous people of Australia are concerned, the British did invade Australia. British settlement forced the Aboriginal people off their land, took over their hunting grounds and destroyed their fishing traps. When James Cook claimed the eastern half for Great Britain in 1770, he declared the land terra nullius, or "no man's land", which in effect meant that the British did not recognise aboriginal ownership of the land.

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No: The first European ship and crew to chart the Australian coast and meet with Aboriginal people was the Duyfkencaptained by Dutchman, Willem Janszoon.

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