Talk:History of Australia (1788–1850)

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Quick explanation of what I'm up to here:

1. Moving stuff across from History of Australia before 1901 2. Splitting it up more thematically than it was 3. Trying not to duplicate too much from European exploration of Australia 4. Pondering how much should be split out into history of individual settlements, eg Sydney, Port Arthur, Moreton Bay (I'm thinking as much as possible)

--Skud 15:04, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

About 1005[edit]

If the exact number is known - should we remove the word "about" or is there some doubt. Alan Davidson 04:57, 6 February 2007 (UTC)


This article lacks any mention of Indigenous Australians during the 1788-1850 period. Yet it's one of the fundamental aspects of the era: this history of contact, Indigenous adaptation to the inflow of settlers... When I have time, I'll see what I can do about it, but if anyone else wants to see to it, please do. Aridd (talk) 12:15, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Agree. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:56, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


There is a contradiction of facts given in this article regarding the skills of the first convicts. On the one hand the first paragraph says:

"Many convicts were either skilled tradesmen or farmers who had been convicted for trivial crimes and were sentenced to 7 years the time required to set up the infrastructure for the new colony."

Yet further down it says:

"While the settlers were reasonably well-equipped, little consideration had been given to the skills required to make the colony self-supporting - few of the first wave convicts had farming or trade experience (nor the soldiers), and the lack of understanding of Australia's seasonal patterns saw initial attempts at farming fail, leaving only what animals and birds the soldiers were able to shoot."

Which is correct???? (talk) 05:20, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Orphaned references in History of Australia (1788–1850)[edit]

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Reference named "ADB":

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18 century the looting period[edit]

It is very clear now that the 18 Century was the period where a certain white race was sent around the world to loot indigenous territories its ruins and sacred sites, cultural values and customs as well as usurped the fundamental spiritual knowledge of other mankind race. (talk)david82.28.148.67 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 08:41, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

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time warp?[edit]

If this article is about 1788-1850, why does it include things like the separation of Queensland 1859 and the establishment of the ACT in 1911 and a range of other events outside of the date range in the title? Does anyone mind if I remove them and/or move them to the corresponding article with the right date range? Kerry (talk) 03:24, 29 May 2016 (UTC)