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petition of the colonists of New South Wales. By the mid-19th
century the people of Australia were objecting strongly to their
country being used as a dumping-ground for unwanted British
criminals. They had been assured in 1840 that New South Wales
would no longer be used as a transportation destination. Then,
in 1847, the British government discussed renewing the system,
provoking protests like this one.
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