I think that the colonisation of Australia by the British has greatly impacted the way we live today. We have many connections with England these days such as The Ashes, the Queen's Birthday public holiday, coins and car brands such as Aston Martin, Mini and Bentley. There is also a lot of english tv shows and people that are involved in our everyday life. This means that many people have relatives in England, are English or visit England a lot. Australia would be very different without England.