Two of the ships of the first fleet in Sydney Cove. A scattering of huts and tents can be seen amongst the trees and on the slopes rising beyond the British Union Jack stood the Governor Phillip's portable home and colonial headquarters.
'Sydney Cove, Port Jackson. 1788' / W. Bradley. Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

Why were convicts transported to Australia?

Why were convicts transported to Australia?

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