Australia and New Zealand

April 1, 2009

Relations between the Thirteen Colonies in America and Britain became increasingly strained because of the British Parliaments attempts to govern and tax American colonists with their consent – “Taxation without representation” – and Britain eventually lost these colonies. After the loss of the Thirteen Colonies, the British government turned to Australia, their newly discovered land. The Australian colonies became profitable exporters of wool and gold. Australia’s natural resources also include bauxite, iron, manganese, opals, sapphires, and other precious stones. During the same voyage when Australia was discovered and claimed, both islands of New Zealand were also claimed for the British crown. The islands of New Zealand are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea; European settlement increased with many trading stations established.

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