John Oliver Went To Australia And Spotted Something Crazy

America’s hottest (British) chat show host went to Oz and was all like: WTF?!

1. A sketch with Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver has surfaced online and it makes a very good point.

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2. George III may have been a bit mental.

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3. Australia was founded in 1788 as a penal colony.

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State Library of New South Wales


4. 1,373 people, including approximately 800 convicts, landed at Sydney Cove in January 1788 aboard the First Fleet.

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5. Having seen Australia for himself, Oliver is baffled…

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6. …flabbergasted…

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7. …and bewildered.

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8. You know, he’s got a point.

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9. Australia. Convict Colony.

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10. Mr John Oliver ladies and gentlemen.

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11. Teller of Truths.

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12. Americans can watch the clip here. Sorry Australia!

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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