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Bigge's reports released

Commissioner John Thomas Bigges' three reports on the state of the colony of New South Wales were published in 1822 and 1823. The reports recommended reforms of the legal system, constitutional changes, a reduction in public works and more extensive and rigorous use of convicts in private enterprise. Bigges also found that Governor Lachlan Macquarie treated convicts and emancipists too leniently.

John Bigge

Associated place
London, England
Bigge's report is presented in London

Associated date
Bigge gives his report on the colony of New South Wales in 1822

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