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Early European settlement of Australia
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Biography - James Squire

James Squire (1755?-1822), brewer and farmer, arrived in the Charlotte in the First Fleet, having been convicted for highway robbery at Kingston, Surrey, England, on 11 April 1785 and sentenced to transportation for seven years. He was one of the earliest, if not the first, to brew beer in the colony and the first to cultivate the hop plant in Australia successfully.

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:56 PM

this tells you a story about a man who arrived in Australia on the first fleet.

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Women in colonial times - australia.gov.au

Women in colonial times - australia.gov.au | Colonial Australia | Scoop.it

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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megan hooper's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:50 PM

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.

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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1800s | My Place for teachers

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During the first decade of the 19th century, a struggle for power and authority took place between Governors Philip King (1758–1808) and William Bligh (1754–1817) and the New South Wales Corps, which had been sent to maintain order in the colony. This struggle culminated in a military coup against Governor Bligh in 1808 that is sometimes referred to as the 'Rum Rebellion'.

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Port Arthur

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This is a photo of Port Arthur today, what can you find out about life at Port Arthur as a convict in the 1830's?

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Kel Hathaway's comment, July 30, 2013 11:18 PM
Life in these times was really tough
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Convicts and the British colonies in Australia - australia.gov.au

Convicts and the British colonies in Australia - australia.gov.au | Colonial Australia | Scoop.it

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

a detailed summary with many facts about colanising in Australia.

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

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.

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