History of Australia

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  • The First People

    The First People
    The Dutch sailed to Australia but didn't settle there.
  • Sailing Around

    Sailing Around
    Captain James Cook sailed around Australia and named it New South Wales. He also claimed the land for England.
  • Prison

    British sent prisoner to settle in Australia.
  • Boundaries

    Government officals created boundaries for the colonies that are still in place today.
  • Stopped Transportation

    Stopped Transportation
    The Britsh stopped transporting prisoners to Australia. Then, many immigrants settled there.
  • Commonwealth

    The commonwealth of Australia was established.
  • The National Capital

    The National Capital
    Canberra became the national capital.
  • The Aborigines

    The Aborigines
    Federal Governments began passing legislation to help the Aborigines
  • Australia Act

    Australia Act
    The Australia Act was made. All legal ties with the British Empire were severed.
  • An Independent Republic

    An Independent Republic
    55% of all voters rejected the idea of becoming an independent republic.