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nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony Australia , Commonwealth of Australia
penal institution (especially on board a ship) brig
capital and largest city of Queensland state; located in the southeastern corner of Queensland on the Pacific; settled by British as a penal colony; 3rd largest city in Australia Brisbane
penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions) concentration camp , stockade
penal institution maintained by the government correctional institution
providing penal custody or probation or parole for convicted offenders correctional rehabilitation
island territory of Australia in the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Australia; formerly a British penal colony Norfolk Island
penal institution where prisoners are exiled (often located on an island from which escape is difficult or impossible) penal colony
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