The colonization of Australia by the British Empire took place in the late 1800s and was a conflict between English colonists and military against the native inhabitants of the continent. It ultimately resulted in the defeat of the native tribes and the annexation of the entire continent by the British Empire.
Though most states have gained independence from the British Empire (now officially known as the British Commonwealth), Australia still remains under English jurisdiction and rule, as a protectorate. The inhabitants of Australia speak English, and the dominating force in Australian politics is Human, with most governors and government officials being such, despite the population overwhelmingly being comprised of mostly Anthro-feralis.
A schism, caused by centuries of resentment and Human rule, between Human and Anthro-feralis cultures still continues to exist on the continent, despite Australia being one of the few countries on Earth to grant anthro-feralis full citizenship and freedoms.