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Child convicts of Australia

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16/06/2019

Australia was a British penal colony between 1788 and 1868. During that time, over 160,000 convicts were sent here from Britain. Did you know that some of them were children, punished with transportation for crimes like theft?

Find out about some of these child convicts, why they were transported, how they lived in the colony and what became of them.

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