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Medallion produced in England in 1789 expressing views on the future of the new colony in Australia
(This late 18th or early 19th century edition by courtesy of the Wedgwood Museum Trust, Barlaston, Staffordshire, England)
Wedgwood Museum Trust; medallion showing views on the future of the new colony in Australia
How to use this source
Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in Australia. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • What message is this medallion intended to send? (Study the useful notes and see what the various figures represent.)
  • What does this medallion suggest are the motives of the British in setting up the colony of New South Wales?
  • Do you think this medallion tells the full story of why the British set up the colony in New South Wales?
  • What clues does this source provide about why the British became empire builders in Australia?
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