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Evidence found of first British convict settlement in Queensland, Australia

Archaeologists working at a site in Redcliffe have discovered evidence of rhe first European settlement in Queensland, dating back 185 years.

It took years of negotiations and false starts, thousands of swings of the shovel and hours of trowelling sediment on the banks of Humpybong Creek to complete the quest.

But yesterday the archeological team was able to confirm it had found what constitutes the start of the Queensland story: the remains of a brick kiln thought to have been used by convicts over the eight months the Redcliffe settlement existed.

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