Convict period 1788-1840
Prostitution probably first appeared in Australia at the time of the First Fleet in 1788. Some of the women transported to Australia had previously worked in prostitution, while others were forced into it by economic circumstances, and a severe imbalance of the sexes. While the 1822 Bigge report refers to brothels, these were mainly women working from their own homes.
State by State Laws in Australia – Coming of age..
from this website……for more information….http://www.scarletalliance.org.au/laws/
Australia Institute of Criminology..website:
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