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Simply put, because they didn't. Often I find that people tend to equate 'Colonial Australia' with colonial Sydney. Whilst there were incidents of conflict with Indigenous Australians, there were also a lot of incidents of cooperation. In most cases though, the settler just tended put push the original inhabitants further from their areas. The problem with ...
Moral issues aside, it isn't that easy to just impress an indigenous people on a land you've just run into into slavery. They tend to stay out of your way. The British, Colonial, and US population never managed to do so to the Amerindians. They had to import Negro slaves from Africa for their labor shortfall. What made the situation in Africa different is ...
Because it was illegal. Britain made slavery illegal in most of its dominions, including Australia, in 1833.
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