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Extract from an official note on convicts in Australia, 1849
(Catalogue ref: HO 45/2828)
4a 4b 4c 1d
4a   4b   4c   4d        
Catalogue ref: HO 45/2828; official note on convicts, 1849
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 North America. As you study the source, ask yourself:
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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