Aboriginal Timeline

  • Jan 1, 1401

    Chinese Visit Australia

  • Oldest Dated Rock Painting

  • Dutchman encountered aboriginal men

    Dutchman Jan Carstenz described several armed encounters with Aboriginal people on the northern coast of Australia. Shots were fired and an Aboriginal man was hit.
  • The arrival of the of First Fleet

  • Small Pox

    A smallpox epidemic decimates the Eora Aboriginal people of Port Jackson, Botany Bay and Broken Bay.
  • Captain Phillip Captures Two Aboriginals

    The two aboriginals are Bennelong and Coleebe.
  • First aboriginal to go overseas

    Bon-del sailed on the ocean
  • White people start living in Tasmania

  • The Death Of Bennelong

  • 30 Aboriginals are massacered

    This happened near the border of Victoria and South Australia