Australia 1788-1850

Timeline created by Shannon.B
In History
  • First Fleet arrives at Sydney Cove

    First Fleet arrives at Sydney Cove
  • Penal Colony in Sydney recieves a ship full of Irish political prisoners for the first tme.

  • First British Settlement in Van Deiman's Land at Launceston

    First British Settlement in Van Deiman's Land at Launceston
  • Three men successfully crossed the Blue Mountains.

  • Holey Dollar' and 'dump' are used as then Australian coin made from the spanish dollar. Instigated by Lahclan Macquarie out of £10 000 spanish.

  • Lachlan Macquarie approved the name change of New Holland to "Australia"

    Lachlan Macquarie approved the name change of New Holland to "Australia"
  • Traces of gold found near Bathurst

  • First reticulated gas system is launched in Sydney.

  • Governor George Gipps moves to suppress all reports of gold discoveries in New South Wales.

  • First adhesive postage stamps are used in New South Wales.

    First adhesive postage stamps are used in New South Wales.