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  • Jan 1, 1300

    How Long Aboriginals Have Been In Australia?

    How Long Aboriginals Have Been In Australia?
    Did you know Aboriginals have been on this land (Australia) for over 40,000 years!
  • Period: May 28, 1300 to


    This timeline is about the colonisation and history of Australia.
  • Nov 16, 1313

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo
    Marco Polo discovered a huge, unexplored southern land in 1313.
  • Jun 14, 1401

    Chinese Visit Darwin

    Chinese Visit Darwin
    Did you know that Chinese saliors visited Darwin but didn't claim the land.
  • Willem Jansz

    Willem Jansz
    In 1606, Willem Jansz and his crew sailed to the West Coast of Cape York and were the first Europeans to have contact with the Indigenous people. There were clashes between the two crews.
  • Dirk Hartog

    Dirk Hartog
    Dirk Hartog was a Dutch explorer and also sailed to west coast of Australia.
  • William Dampier

    William Dampier
    William Dampier was an English explorer. He arrived on the West Coast of Australia.
  • The First Fleet

    The First Fleet
    The First Fleet: Over 252 days the First Fleet brought over 1,500 convicts from England to New South Wales, Australia. On the 13th of May 1787, the fleet of 11 ships set sail from England. It was led by Captain Arthur Phillip. The Fleet was made up of two Royal Navy ships, supply ships and six convict ships named the Alexander, Charlotte, Friendship, Lady Penrhyn, Prince Of Wales and the Scarborough.
  • The Colonisation Of Australia

    The Colonisation Of Australia
    Colonisation Of Australia: The colonisation of Australia was in 1788. Two years after the decision was made by Captain Arthur Phillip to take over 1,500 convicts to Australia. They They founded and settled in Sydney Cove. They came to Australia because the lost a battle against America so they had to find another place.
  • Captain Aurther Phillip

    Captain Aurther Phillip
    As I sailed across the ocean the sun gleamed gloriously. After 252 days on a ship my life got boring and had no meaning. I didn’t even know if I was going to even survive! One day we saw a piece of land and my crew and I landed there. As my crew lowered the anchor I straight away got the flag out of a compartment and claimed the land immediately. “This land belongs to the British Empire!”
  • Aboriginal Mother

    Aboriginal Mother
    My life was simple. Everyday, every night I would see and do the same things. Make dinner for my children and try do my best for us to survive. But one day my husband came sprinting back and screaming in terror. He said he spotted unfamiliar shapes on the shore! We all ran for our lives! I swear I heard someone say ‘Flora & Fauna’. What could that mean?
  • Child Convict

    Child Convict
    My life is horrible! I was taken away from my parents! I don’t know how I’m going to survive! I’ve been on this stinkin’ ship for god knows how long. I have no friends and I’m all alone. My days are numbered! Those mean, mean, very mean captains or whatever they’re called said! How can I live knowing that?
  • Free Settlers

    Free Settlers
    You have no idea how hard my life was back in England. As soon I heard about this opportunity I knew I had to go! Apparently, it’s called New Holland. I had to travel on my own. It was very lonely while I this tiny, tiny boat. I had a limited supply of food. It was so hard to stay alive. Finally I arrived at this beautiful shore. But I saw a clump of people gathering around this huge, tall figure. Who knows what that is?
  • South Australia, Adelaide

    South Australia, Adelaide
    South Australia was established in 1836 with Adelaide as it's capital city.
  • Convicts in Australia

    Convicts in Australia
    In 1868, the last of the convicts from England were trasported over to Australia.
  • Woman Citizen

    Woman Citizen
    Finally, they gave me rights to vote! But, then I heard that they were becoming one with the other states. How dare they do something like that! Are they nuts or something! How in the world would that work? 1 country, 1 ruler? No way! Who could possibly agree with that? Definitely not me.
  • Sir Henry Parkes

    Sir Henry Parkes
    I am Henry parkes and I am the Premier of New South Wales. I’ve have had some discussions with other premiers lately and they think that all states should combine to one. That’s it one whole country. Me, personally I think we should all combine as one. Getting to know more and more people.
  • Sir Alfred Dican

    Sir Alfred Dican
    Me, Sir Alfred Dican admire Henry Parkes’ work. I want to finish his magnificent work and make all states combine as one. I absolutely agree with him about getting to know our fellow neighbours. I am going to try my hardest to finish his work and try to make Australia as happy as can be.
  • Premiers

    Hi, I’m am the Premier of Victoria. I absolutely agree with merging every single state to one whole country. I have no idea how people disagree. I mean really you’re getting to know your fellow neighbors. If you really want something you should fight for it and that’s exactly what I’m going to do.
  • Australia's Formation As A Federation

    Australia's Formation As A Federation
    Australia’s Formation As A Federation: Australia became a federation (an independent country) on the 1st of January 1901. The process of this involved 6 separate British colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South Australia. They all agreed to form the Commonwealth of Australia. Sir Henry Parkes, premier of New South Wales at the time played a very important role before Sir Edmund Barton took his place. Fiji and New Zealand were originally part of thi
  • Canberra

    Canberra is founded and made the capital of Australia.
  • Australian Government

    Australian Government
    Recently, England has called for our help to defeat the Turks. Of course we have to help them because we’re their allies. Posters and posters and posters have been rolling in lately. Many people have enrolled to go fight. We have got plenty! I don’t know how many more we can fit. Well I guess as many as we can get to defeat the enemies. It’s very odd how people want to go. Why would go to a death land?
  • World War 1 (WW1)

    World War 1 (WW1)
    On the 25th of April 1915 the ANZACs arrived at Gallipoli also known as ANZAC Cove. England needed help to invade the Turks (Captain Faik) so they made Australia one of their colonies to help them. The impact that was made on Australia was many lives were lost which forced many women to become part of the work force. We even had a female Prime Minister! Our bond with England has gotten very strong over the many years.
  • ANZACs

    I am a person of many people from England and Australia. I live in Melbourne and as soon as I heard about this opportunity I had to get in. No one can know this but I’m actually 16. I thought it was going to be the time of my life. But I was wrong. I’ve seen terrible things and I am trying my best to get them out of my mind. I’ve seen my friends get slaughtered to death and people getting shot all over! I wish I could forget it.
  • Captain Faik

    Captain Faik
    I am the Head or Captain of the Turks. Right now it’s about 3-4am and it’s pitch black. RWe run a pretty tight ship here and if you don’t do something right you’re out! We’re waiting for those silly ‘ANZACs’ (well that’s what they call themselves) to show up. “BANG” I saw a huge spark and just then I know they have arrived.
  • Woman

    A weeks days ago, my husband took off to Gallipoli. He wanted to get in so bad. I haven’t heard from him though. I wonder what he is doing? I wonder what happened? I wonder how it is over there? Anyway, I can’t worry about that now I’ve got 6 children to look after. It’s been so difficult looking after them all on my own. The farm is even more work! It’s only been 3 weeks. I hope he comes back soon.
  • Sorry Day

    Sorry Day
    On this day Kevin Rudd says 'sorry' to the stolen geberations (Aboriginals).
  • Now, Present, Today

    Now, Present, Today
    World War 1, Commonwealth Country, the Flag (Union Jack), the Queen on our currency are connections that we have with England. We also have many similarities with our food. Aussies all around the country drink tea and have scones. We both speak English which originated in England. Also the names of states, suburbs and places are named after places in England. Victoria, a state in Australia also the name of the past Queen, Doncaster, a suburb in Australia also a place in England.
  • Tony Abbott

    Tony Abbott
    Hello, my name is Tony Abbott and I am the Australian Prime Minister. I’ve got to say some things Australia has done with England are truly remarkable. The fact that we both teamed up to destroy the Turks shoes true commitment and look at the connection that we have formed with them today. In the future I can guarantee we will have an even better relationship that we have today.
  • Myself (Monique)

    Myself (Monique)
    In my opinion, Australia and England have such a strong connection! They have almost done everything together. The signs are everywhere! Commonwealth Country, World War 1(WW1), World War 2 (WW2), language, food, drinks, names of places. Almost everything in Australia is originated in England! Over the many years that Australia has been England’s allie the bond has gotten very strong. It’s going to grow even more in the future!
  • Queen Elizabeth ||

    Queen Elizabeth ||
    Good day to you all! I am Queen Elizabeth ||. I love Australia! We have such a good connection with them! All the things we’ve done with them are truly unforgettable memories! I’m 100% sure that in the future we will have a much, much better bond than now. From when we colonised them, from when we went world war 1 together we have gotten to know the most absolutely fabulous people! I cannot wait for the future.
  • Aboriginals

    Ever since we got here it’s been an up and down ride. Many ups and many downs. It meant a lot when Kevin Rudd said ‘sorry’. Many other Australians aren't like that. They can be very racist and offencive. It hurt when we weren’t allowed to go to war and being classified ‘Flora & Fauna’. But overall, it has been great! Australia has many great people and places. Spectacular scenery! My opinion, Australia is going to become even better in the future!
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