History of Australia

  • 1st event

    First Europeans to sail to Australia were Dutch
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  • 2nd event

    Captain James Cook sailed around Australia
  • 3rd event

    British settler settled in Australia
  • 4th event

    Government officials created boundaries for the colonies that are still in place today
  • 5th event

    British transported prisoners to Australia
  • 6th event

    The common wealth of Australia was established
  • 7th event

    Canberra was completed
  • 8th event

    Federal Government began to pass legislation to help the aborigines
  • 9th event

    Australia act- all legal ties with the british empire were served
  • 10th event

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