One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An early settler who was not a convict.‘the settlements were populated in part by convicts and in part by free settlers’
- ‘The officers and wealthy free settlers were anxious to organise their own entertainments.’
- ‘The settlements were populated in part by convicts and the attendant military forces, in part by free settlers.’
- ‘The issue arose whether the Courts of Quarter Sessions were obliged to sit with juries for the trial of free settlers.’
- ‘Most of the early free settlers were Anglo-Jewish, middle-class immigrants who transposed the English pattern of Jewish practice to Australia.’
- ‘The convicts had painted such an exciting portrait of life in The Fair Isle of Oz that the first free settlers began rocking up.’
- ‘We do hear of convicts trying to get rations from the free settlers.’
- ‘The arrival of free settlers in ever-increasing numbers from the 1820s led to the development of a contested vocabulary.’
- ‘An alternative was to attract free settlers who would make the island a base for British trade to South America.’
- ‘South Australia was the only Australian colony to be founded by free settlers.’
- ‘God's Police were the good and virtuous women who came later when Australian society had developed to the point where it could attract free settlers.’
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