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Convicts and the British colonies in Australia - australia.gov.au

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On 18 January 1788 the First Fleet arrived at Botany Bay, which Joseph Banks had declared suitable for a penal colony after he returned from a journey there in 1770.


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On 18 January, the fist fleet arrived in Botany Bay. The convicts were employed according to their skills. Last shipment of convicts disembarked in Western Australia in 1868, the total number of transported convicts stood at around 162,000 men and women. They were transported here on 806 ships.

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Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:49 PM

Giving us some information on the first fleet.

 

angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:50 PM

a detailed summary with many facts about colanising in Australia.

teigan cotterill's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:05 PM

this website has a lot of information and i learnt a lot of new things about the convicts

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Women in colonial times - australia.gov.au

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The female colonists in Australia were of three groups. The first and by far the largest group were convicts. The new colony gave some convict women the chance to develop their skills and improve their situation.


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From the first day of the English colony in New South Wales in 1788, European men, women and children were all represented although the ratio of male to female colonists was seven to one. From 1793 onwards, women arrived as free settlers. A government bounty encouraged the migration of young married couples and single women.

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:51 PM

Everything about the women in the time of colonisation in Australia.

Shannon Pulver's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

This article explains how women in the colonisation of Australia were in a way inprisoned in their own country, but were also given opporunties to improve their situation.

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Colonial Australia

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Early European settlement of Australia

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information about the european settlement and colonail australia

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Zack Aislabie's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

The settlement of Australia by convicts and the English

Manoli's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:01 PM

this is linked to contact history becaise it tells you about the early settlement Australia

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:07 PM

What life was like for the convicts in Australia.

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Year 4 First Fleet & Convicts in Australia

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For the first few decades of life in Australia, most of the inhabitants were either convicts, or the troops who had brought them here.

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When  Captain Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet arrived at Port Jackson in 1788,751 convicts and their children disembarked, along with 252 marines and their families.  They made the eight month voyage from England, where theindustrial revolution , overcrowding and unemployment had made life for the ordianry person became very difficult and lead to poverty and increased crime rates.

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lucas hodge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

This is all about the convicts that inhabited Australia and did hard larbour for example build farms, houses and roads etc

Cassidy Graham's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:02 PM

convicts arrived in australia in 1788, on the first fleet,this article tells you about the first fleet and what happened to onvicts.

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

Some key points about the First Fleet.

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The First Fleet

The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia. This is their story.
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Between 1788 and 1850 the English sent over 162,000 convicts to Australia in 806 ships. The first eleven of these ships are today known as the First Fleet and contained the convicts and marines that are now acknowledged as the Founders of Australia.

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Britain's Mass Murder of Indigenous Australians (Aborigines) - Lankaweb

Britain's Mass Murder of Indigenous Australians (Aborigines) Lankaweb The Colonial Office treated Australia, for the purposes of its acquisition and the application of English law, as a settled colony, that is, one uninhabited by a recognised...
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Britain devastates a 65,000 year old culture in just 200 years and carries out unthinkable crimes to take over land and exterminate the indigenous population. European settlers viciously drove the Aborigines from their land, massacring thousands with impunity.

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Journals of the First Fleet | State Library of New South Wales

Journals of the First Fleet | State Library of New South Wales | australian contact history | Scoop.it

Explore our incredible stories online through a unique selection of digitised items from the Library's vast collections, including books, journals, letters, pictures, photos, plans, maps and ephemera


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The State Library holds the world's largest collection of original First Fleet journals and correspondence. Of the eleven known journal manuscripts, nine are held in the Mitchell Library and Dixson Library collections, State Library of New South Wales.

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layne peebles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:55 PM

there were many different methods that they used to get here. some of them include maps photos and books.

cy.osaki's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:00 PM

this sight is useful because it has the journals of the first fleet

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

Diarys' and Pictures made by convicts. in 1788 and beyond.