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Is it true that Australians are descended from convicts?

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Is it true that Australians are descended from convicts?

Postby Winston » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:25 am

If so, that isn't something to be proud of. lol
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Postby Mr S » Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:57 pm

A certain percentage of it was, but still mostly were immigrants looking to start over, similar to America or Canada. What was considered a crime in England back then is questionable as you could be put in jail for being in debt and other silly stuff like that.

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Postby Kris » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:10 pm

Yes - some people were deported for nicking a loaf of bread for example - now people would be begging to be deported to Oz.

My parents nearly took us out there on the assisted passage scheme which cost about $10 at the time!!! For some reason they never went ahead with it. Que sera sera.
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Postby Maker55 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:25 pm

Many are.

Their convict ancestors killed off the natives who inhabited Australia.
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Postby OzGuy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:33 am

Yes it is true. It is also true that the convicts arrived with more alcohol than food. Since then nothing has changed much, it is still a country with crime, bogans, and alcoholism.
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