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History Of English Convicts

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In 1788, the first group of English convicts was shipped from England to Botany Bay in Australia. Convicts were removed from England and other countries because the higher class believed that people like them should not coincide with society because they were tainted. Generally, convicts were ship to America, however, the Revolutionary War was occurring, so England needed to find a new place for the convicts. As a result, Captain Arthur Phillip, shown below, was in charge of transporting the convicts and colonizing Australia (History). The map showed the route Captain Phillip had to take to reach Australia. According to Fellowships of First Fleeters, the voyage took a total of thirty-six weeks to reach Australia. Next, the table showed the
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