History of Australia

  • The First

    The First
    The first Europeans to sail to Australia were in fact the Dutch.
  • Captain James Cook

    Captain James Cook
    In 1770 Captain James Cook sailed to Australia.
  • The British

    The British
    In 1778 when the british had no where to keep all of their prisoners, they actually shipped them to Australia. Then as they got there, the jails wouldn't be all protected. But the prisoners had no where to escape from because they were either surrounded by deserts or water.
  • The decisions

    The decisions
    In 1861 the government officials created boundaries for the colonies in Autralia.
  • No Prisoners

    No Prisoners
    In 1868 the British had finally stopped sending prisoners to Australia. Actually for eighty years, that's unbelieveable!!!
  • Commonwealth

    The commonwealth of Australia was established this year.
  • Australia's Capital

    Australia's Capital
    Canberra was finally completed in 1927, and it was named Australia's capital.
  • Help the Aborigines

    Help the Aborigines
    In 1967 the federal government began to pass legislation to help the Aborigines.
  • Austarlian Act

    Austarlian Act
    All legal ties with the british empire were served.
  • Voting

    55% of voters rejected the idea of becoming an independent republic.