No. most where just petty thieves.
Or people who had the audacity to poach off the lords lands to give their kids some meat to eat.. How dare they, the peasants should accept their lot and starve to death, This impertinence of the lower class scum... lol
And then there where the Irish trouble makers..
Well it was not a paradise for the first 40 years. It was a forced labor camp. Where convicts where given out for free. At lest if they where slaves they would have had to be bought and they would have looked after them better. But in those days if one of your convict workers died you could just go to the prison and grab a new one for free,
no they all descend from the first two aussies sheila and bruce.
Even in this day and age 25% of Australian citizens weren't actually born in Australia. Some of the biggest influxes of population to the country were during the gold rush period starting around the mid 1800's and skilled labour into the country from Europe post WWII.
Yeah I love it. I'm not patriotic. I hate borders and nationalistic pride.
actually, only 21% are decendents of the original criminals
It is said that just about 20% do.
I doubt it.
No,i reckon my family must have been pretty dumb,i'm not violent,hahaha