From 1788 to 1800, a large proportion of the English-speaking population in Australia consisted of __________. a. convicts b. farmers c. miners d. ranchers
The correct answer is letter A. During 1788 to 1800s, a large population of the English-speaking population in Australia consisted of convicts. This is because there were large English immigrants that went to Australia and established their first penal colony in the New South Wales.
In this period - from 1788 to 1800, a very large proportion of the English speaking population in Australia would consist of convict. The answer which the previous poster gave - farmers - is incorrect. The reason why convicts is the correct answer is because peope were at first sent to Australia with the sole reason of serving their sentence there. For that reason, a great proportion of people at the time were simply convicts.