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10 reasons why Australia was chosen as a convict settlement

why was Australia chosen as a convict settlement??

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Australia was chosen as a convict settlement because the British colony wanted to do away with slavery. The convicts in Australia were also skilled and the colonies saw that they would provide better services than the non skilled slaves. Get more reasons on http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/convicts/res-02.html and http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/convicts-and-the-british-colonies.

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