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In History
  • European exploration: Dutch

    The first European people sailed to Australia were the Dutch in 1606, but they did not settle their.
  • European exploration: British

    Caption James Cook sailed around Australia.
  • First Fleet

    British ships called "First Fleet" left England with convicts to establish a prison colony.
  • settlement

    British prisoners settled in Australia.
  • Period: to

    New South Wales

    New South Wails was officially a prison colony consing mainly of convicts, marines, and the marines family.
  • moving

    Remnants of the tribes in the settled areas were moved onto Reserves.
  • Period: to


    It was the destination for the hardest of convicted British and Irish criminals, those who were secondary offenders having re-offended after their arrival in Australia.
  • colony boundaries

    Government officials created boundaries for the colonies that are still in place today.
  • seperation

    In the 19000's separation was an official government policy that lasted many decades.
  • Commonwealth

    The commonwealth of Australia was established.
  • Immigration Restriction Act

    Restricted Migration to people primarily of European decent.
  • Melbourne

    Melbourne served as the national capital until Canberra was completed.
  • Aborigines

    federal government began to pass legislation to help Aborigines.