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What was unique about the first colonists to settle in Australia?

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2012-04-10 04:54:48
2012-04-10 04:54:48

The first colonists to settle in Australia were a mixture of over 700 convicts sent from Britain, and the officers sent to oversee the new colony, under the command of Governor Arthur Phillip. There were also many marines, some of whom brought their wives and children.

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