Introduction Globalisation is evident in our everyday living, and is inescapable; as it portrays

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Globalisation is evident in our everyday living, and is inescapable; as it portrays many forms and directly influences each individual. Maston (p.4, 2014) defines globalisation as an ‘increasing interconnectedness of different parts of the world through common processes of economic, environmental, political and cultural change’. This complex global system can be incorporated, embraced or rejected by a local culture. However, throughout humanity’s existence, unique locations, beliefs, values and way of living are disturbed by the proliferation of change from other customs. Physical, social and cultural elements are reshaped which can result in a sense of detachment and loss of place and culture. The process of globalisation,
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Lange (p. 905, 2004) states, ‘to think about distant places, to colonize them, to populate or depopulate them: all of this occurs on, about, or because of land. The actual geographical possession of land is what empire in the final analysis is all about’. The need to increase spatial dimensions resulted in countries seeking to expand their land, as is evident in Australia’s history as Great Britain colonised Australia in 1788. The acquirement of land was not the only advantage for a colonising nation as it also increased organized trade, scientific knowledge, created awareness of different cultures, economic growth, and employment opportunities. However, it was not hypothesized that colonialism would have such profound effects on geographical landscapes and individuals sense of self and sense of belonging.
How was Colonisation Achieved?
Colonialism involves one nation taking over another state. ‘The nations of Europe set out to conquer the world for their respective leaders and impose European political forms on indigenous people’ Page (p.1, 2003). In most circumstances there where native inhabitants of a land before the arrival of an invading empire. The native people or tribes had their own system and beliefs in which they lived by, and is seen throughout African tribal history. Due to the superior nature of the British, there were vast conflicts which arose due to their attempted settlement. Society
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