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Were the Scots welcomed?
Some of the very poor Gaelic speaking
Highlanders who arrive in Australia
shocked the ex pat community.
Immigrants from Scotland were warmly
welcomed by British people already living in
the place they went to.…read more

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Were the Scot's welcomed?
At the beginning of immigration the British
community lived peacefully with the native people.
But as their number grew and they pushed into
the countries they had came to they became a
threat to the native people.
They took land which and been used for hunting,
farming etc.
They began to destroy the traditional ways of life.
They had better weapons and were able to kill
those who resisted.…read more

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Scots proved to be just as enthusiastic about
taking native land as other Europeans.
They had an advantage as they had gunpowder.
In Australia the aborigines found it impossible to
resist effectively.
This conflict was found in North America with
Native Americans being confined to reservations.…read more

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The Maoris of new Zealand put up well-organised resistance.
But James Busby of Glasgow convinced the chiefs to sign the
Treaty of Waitangi.
This allowed the British government to buy up land and sell it
on to settlers for a much higher price.
The Maori people organised themselves and chose a king. In
the early 1960s a war began which lasted 12 years.
The Presbyterians sought to help the Maori people but this
did not amount to much. Currently the Maori population is
about 15%.…read more

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Success Stories
Andrew Carnegie- came from a family in Dunfermline where
his father had worked in the textile industry but became
unemployed when the factories replaced his traditional
business. They emigrated to the USA where Andrew worked
in factories before getting a job as a telegraphic messenger
on the railroads. He prospered in this business and made
enough money to buy coal mines and iron and steel
businesses. He helped others with his money establishing
libraries. When he sold his businesses to US Steel
Corporation he became the richest man in the world.…read more

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