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... for large profits in pastoralism and mining attracted considerable amounts of British capital, while expansion generally was supported by enormous government ... In addition to New South Wales, four other British colonies were established on the mainland Western Australia (1829), South Australia (1836), Victoria (1851) and Queensland (1 ... From the 1820s, the British authorities also encouraged private enterprise by the wholesale assignment of convicts to private employers and easy access to land ...
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