Government...Please explain!

For each statement, decide whether it is either true or false.
1. The first British colony established in Australia was New South Wales.

2. The first governor of the colony was Governor Macquarie.

3. Ninety percent of the population in early New South Wales were convicts.

4. In the early years of the NSW colony, the decision of the court magistrate was final and could not be changed.

5. The early settlers were given land free by the government.

6. Governor Macquarie appointed ex-convicts to important positions, such as architects and lawyers.

7. The laws of the colonies were made by the British Parliament.

8. The free settlers had to pay taxes to pay for roads, hospitals and public schools.

9. By 1861, the six colonies had gained self-government.

10. One hundred years ago, Australia was a united country.