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  • Transportation
    • convicts were sent to America until the 1770s because of the American Revolution
    • Started in the 1610s
    • Transportation to Australia: 1788–1868
    • some chose death over transportation
    • women were burned at the stake
    • men were hung
    • some stayed in Australia
    • sentences were for 7,11,14 years or life
    • wanted to avoid death penalty
    • Over 162,000 British and Irish convicts were transported
    • Over the years, about 160,000 people were sent there: men, women and children, sometimes as young as nine years old.
    • were transported to America at first
    • was too expensive
    • Australia didn't want 'criminals'


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