Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776.    In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Website reveals secrets of convicts sent to Australia

Convicts being transported To Australia. Australia became the politically expedient safety valve for Britain's overpopulated jails. These were fit to burst after American colonies slammed the door on British deportees after the American War of Independence in 1776. In 1787, the first 11 ships carrying convicts to Australia – known as the First Fleet – set sail for New South Wales, arriving eight months later.

Primary History Australian Curriculum Topic. Complete units of work, programs and lesson ideas for P-6 AC History. Curated by Maree Whiteley

Primary History Australian Curriculum Topic. Complete units of work, programs and lesson ideas for P-6 AC History. Curated by Maree Whiteley

The Convict System - between 1788 and 1868, 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

The Convict System - between 1788 and 1868, 165,000 convicts were transported to Australia.

GeogSpace offers quality primary and secondary geography resource materials for all teachers of geography,

GeogSpace offers quality primary and secondary geography resource materials for all teachers of geography,

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