The arrival of free settlers
from the early 1790s seems to have led to some level of self prescription and experimentation with local plants as individuals and families established themselves in increasingly remote locations (Cribb 1983, Maiden 1889/1975, Webb 1948).
But he argues that the convict settlers and the Aborigines enjoyed 'two decades of comparatively peaceful shared land use' before the free settlers
made their 'land-grab' and, using the considerable skills of the convict bushmen, killed many Aborigines.
9 million names and gives the average person in this country a one in four chance of having a free settler
Convicts typically served their sentence building roads, bridges and buildings or for free settlers
According to this story, virtually a whole people was wilfully exterminated by the incoming British--the rulers, soldiers, convicts, and free settlers
Meanwhile, other colonies developed around the continent, which Britain filled with convicts from home, as well as free settlers
I'm not sure if this improves the sailing or makes the harbour dues any cheaper, but the locals seem immensely proud of the fact that their state was colonised only by free settlers
As the decades passed, conditions for convicts improved--and many free settlers