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Van Diemen's Movement In Australia

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Now the reason for this movement was because they needed to avoid the overcrowding in the British prisons and hulks, but the American colonies declined them so they had no option, but to find a new settlement. Later on, they established these other penal colonies in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Queensland and then Western Australia. Transportation to Australia peaked in the 1830’s and dropped off significantly in the following decade. The last convict ship to arrive in Western Australia was on the 10th of January
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