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From Agricultural Revolution to Transportation

Colonising Australia (1788–1901)

From today's perspective, transportation seems a brutal and extreme way to punish criminals, but there were a number of factors that made it seem like a good idea in 18th century Britain. This video provides historical context about the motivations for transportation, discussing the Agricultural Revolution, crime and punishment in Britain, European imperialism and the demand for natural resources. An informative, curriculum-aligned video for middle secondary students of History.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 8 min
Series: Colonising Australia (1788–1901)
Printable Resources: Yes

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