philholtsdgr pippolucas23 at ...
Fri Oct 28 22:53:00 BST 2005

Richard Offen is right about the people in WA, but w.r.t. 
transportation to WA,Andrew Wilby is nearer the mark. Originally the 
state was set up as a free settlement, but colonisation was so slow, 
the settlers petitioned successfully for convict labour. 
As any South Australian will tell you, SA was the only state where 
transportation did not play a part in its history.


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