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10 common crimes committed by Australian convicts

With 20% of Australians descended from convicts, convict ancestry is for many a badge of honour. But just how criminal were these criminals? While it’s difficult to generalise, given that a staggering 160,000 convicts were transported to Australia in total, certain offences appeared more frequently than others among our convict forebears. Here are 10 common […]

June 7th, 2016
Topic: EARLY AUSTRALIA, LAW POLICE CRIME, PEOPLE, PRISONS JAILS, THEFT & CRIME Tags: ,

AUSTRALIAS FIRST MIGRATION WAS A DELIBERATE ACT BY A GROUP OF BETWEEN 1,000- 3,000 PERSONS

THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS SAID TO HAVE NUMBERED UP TO 1,000-3,000 Australia was first settled by between 1000 and 3000 humans about 50,000 years ago, but the population crashed during the Ice Age before recovering to a peak of some 1.2 million people about five centuries ago, according to a new study. Estimating the early population […]

April 24th, 2013
Topic: ABORIGINAL, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, EARLY AUSTRALIA, MIGRATION Tags: , , , , ,