WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE?
Imagine that one day when strangers break into your home and told you to leave. They threaten you and tell you to go away. They kill you if you come back for food or water and you and your family gets sick because the people who came had terrible diseases. You or your friends and family have nowhere to live and you have no food or water. What would you do?
That is what happened to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people because the British people came in their country. The British people did this because they wanted to put the convicts in another place. The British people arrived in 1788. The arrival changed the Indigenous Australians' lives forever.