Imperial Effects

Australia, New Zealand, and Japan

Project on the effects imperialism had on Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, and Japan). Done by Miky Robbins


A picture of the Australian Outback

    Australia was left untouched for about 40,000 years; only the natives of the land, Aborigines, lived there. Then it was discovered in 1770 by Captain James Cook, and he claimed it for Britain. Since London's prisons were jammed pack they made Australia into a penal colony; this is a place for convicted criminals to be sent for punishment like prison.

    The first of the convicts arrived in 1788 with 700 of them on board. The ones the were still alive after the long trip there were used to clear land for European settlement. Then near the beginning of the 1800's Britain started to offer land and tools to people to encourage them to emigrate there.

    As people started to move there, they found the land and climate suited for shepherding and the Gold Rush made its way to there by 1851 boosting its population. Those who were done with the Gold Rush became shepherds or farmers. The resources they harvested from this land was sheep, copper, timber, gold, and silver.

  Imperialism effected the natives of the land-due to them being killed off-and it also effected the land itself. With it being harvested and farmed the land changed a lot.

New Zealand

A picture of the waters in Milford Sound in New Zealand

    New Zealand was undiscovered and untouched much like Australia; then in 1769 Captain James Cook made his way down to New Zealand where he then claimed it for Britain.

      The Maori was unwilling to give up their land. They fought and attacked the those who intruded their land. But the new settlers came and liked the good soil and nice climate weather New Zealand had. Then more and more settlers came, claiming more land and pushing back the Maori. The Maori people then started to die out due to disease and the settlers fighting for land

Maori person

Comment Stream