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Cartoon from 1864 commenting on convict transportation to Australia
(HIP/Topfoto: Punch, 29 October 1864)
HIP/Topfoto, Punch; cartoon on convict transportation, 1864
How to use this source
Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the benefits of economic development in the empire?
  • the British giving independence to some countries in the empire?
  • the relationship between the British government and the settlers?
  • the migration of British people to different parts of the empire?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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