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Extract from an official note on convicts in Australia, 1849
(Catalogue ref: HO 45/2828)
4a 4b 4c 4d
4a   4b   4c   4d        
Catalogue ref: HO 45/2828; official note on convicts, 1849
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Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the treatment of convicts in Australia?
  • the relationship between the British government and the settlers?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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