Australia

Australia's History By: Ivy Marie Carbajal

  • The Dutch

    The Dutch
    First Europeans to sail to Australia were the Dutch, but they didn't settle there.
  • Captain James Cook

    Captain James Cook
    Captain James Cook sailed around Australia
    -Cook named the area New South Wales
    -He ignored the Aborigines and claimed the land for England
  • Prison

    Prison
  • Government Officials

    Government Officials
    Government officials created boundaries for the colonies
    -those boundaries are still in place today
  • Stop Sending Prisoners!

    Stop Sending Prisoners!
    *British transported prisoners to until this year.
    *By this time, many free immigrants were settling there.
  • Commonwealth

    Commonwealth
    The Commonwealth of Australia was established.
    Commonwealth: a federation of states
  • Capital City

    Capital City
    Melbourne served as the national capital until Canberra was completed in this year.
  • Aborigines

    Aborigines
  • Freedom

    Freedom
    Aborigines became Australian citizens.
  • Australia Act

    Australia Act
    Australia Act- all legal ties with the British Empire were served.
  • Independent Republic

    Independent Republic
    55% of voters rejected the idea of becoming an Independent Republic.