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Today in History: May 22


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Today in History: May 22



Today in History: May 22



Today in History: May 22



Today in History: 22 May 1840


Australia: New South Wales – Transportation of Convicts is Abolished

On this day in 1840, the transportation of criminals (convicts) from Britain to New South Wales is abolished. It continues in other colonies of Australia however.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convicts_in_Australia


Today in History – 22 May 1840


Australia – New South Wales: Transportation of Convicts to New South Wales Ended

On this day in 1840, the transportation of convicts to the colony of New South Wales in Australia ended. Transportation of convicts to New South Wales began with the departure of the first convicts from England on the 13th May 1787, with the first convicts arriving at Botany Bay on the 20th January 1788. Transportation of convicts continued in to other areas of Australia until the last ship arrived in Western Australia on the 10th January 1868.

 


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