Australian Timeline

  • The Dutch invaded Australia

    The Dutch invaded Australia
  • Captain James Cook sailed around Australia

    Captain James Cook sailed around Australia
  • First Fleet left England to establish a prison

    First Fleet left England to establish a prison
  • British prisoners settled in Australia

    British prisoners settled in Australia
  • The British stopped sending prisoners to Australia

    The British stopped sending prisoners to Australia
  • Australian Commonwealth was created

    Australian Commonwealth was created
  • The federal government began to pass legislation to help Aboriginies

    The federal government began to pass legislation to help Aboriginies
  • Australia Act

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

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