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How did Australia benefit and not benefit from British rule?

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted September 28, 2013 at 4:21 AM via web

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How did Australia benefit and not benefit from British rule?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM (Answer #1)

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Some of the benefits to Australia from the British Empire are governmental rather than cultural. Australia grew to nationhood with a governmental system all ready in place for democratic parliamentary rule. In addition, colleges and universities were established early on and benefited from their Cambridge and Oxford models. A disadvantage of British rule is the forced acculturation alternating with the marginalization of the indigenous peoples.

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