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Australian sons

Postby Santi » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:26 am

This Maybe you will not like it. In my country there is a legend that says the Australians are so tall and strong because they are the descendants of the most dangerous prisoners that England moved away there. And that after fulfilling the punishment they stayed to live there. Only the strongest survivors survived.

is true?
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Re: Australian sons

Postby Ian » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:17 am

Completely.

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Re: Australian sons

Postby Santi » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:20 pm

Ian wrote:Completely....

... and and you must be strong, big.....giant? :lol:
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Re: Australian sons

Postby fish » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:07 am

Santi wrote:...giant? :lol:

Just a mixture like everywhere else in the world.
It should be remembered that a portion of the convict population were malnourished children from English slums, trying to stay alive by stealing to buy food.
No "giants" among that lot.
No sympathy for their age, they were usually sentenced to 7 years "transportation" to Australia.
"Transportation" only lasted from 1788 to 1868.
But even that isn't the whole story.
The largest population intake was from non-convict Europeans escaping poverty and/or religious persecution.
There are still significant numbers migrating to Australia today, mainly from Europe, Africa and Asia.
My own ancestors migrated from Germany in the mid 1800's.
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