Convicts & Colonies

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    Convicts & Colonies

  • Captain Cook Found Botany Bay

    Captain Cook Found Botany Bay
    In 1770 Captain Cook discovered the South-East Coast of Australia and landed on Botany Bay.He claimed all of the east coast of Australia.
  • Captain Cook died in Hawaii

    Captain Cook died in Hawaii
    On the 14th of February, 1779 Captain Cook (James Cook) was murdered by some natives in Hawaii. Captain Cook went to Hawaii three times with the third being the one he was murdered. The third time he'd been unexpectedly forced to go with the ship being damaged so the Natives threw stones at them when they sawhis crew's arrivel.
  • NSW was found

    NSW was found
    New South Wales was found. NSW was extended more to the West and included all all island adjacent in the Pacific Ocean apart from the South half of the South Island in New Zealand.
  • NSW was moved Westward

    NSW was moved Westward
    The border of NSW was moved Westward.
  • Van Diemen's Land Was Proclaimed a Colony

    Van Diemen's Land Was Proclaimed a Colony
    This is a link. YoutubeVan Diemens Land was proclaimed a colony.
  • Charles Fremantle found the Swan River Colony

    Charles Fremantle found the Swan River Colony
    Charles Framantle found the Swan River Colony.
  • Swan River Colony was renamed Western Australia

    Swan River Colony was renamed Western Australia
    Swan River Colony was renamed Western Australia.
  • South Australia was made a colony

    South Australia was made a colony
    South Australia was proclaimed a colony. It was on the original NSW border.
  • North Australia was Made a Colony

    North Australia was Made a Colony
    North Australia was officially made a colony. The top of New South Wales was now the same height as South Australia.
  • North Australia turned back into NSW

    North Australia turned back into NSW
    North Australia was made back into New South Wales.
  • Gold Rush

    Gold Rush
    The Victorian gold rush started in 1851. It ended in the late 1860's
  • Victoria was proclaimed a colony

    Victoria was proclaimed a colony
    Victoria was proclaimed a colony. It was put on New South Wales.
  • Governor Hotham Became in Power

    Governor Hotham Became in Power
    Governor Hotham came in power in June 1854. He made there be weekly checkups for miners licenses.
  • The Eureka Stockade Began

    The Eureka Stockade Began
  • Van Diemen's Land was renamed Tasmania

    Van Diemen's Land was renamed Tasmania
    Van Diemen's Land was renamed Tasmania.
  • South Australia was moved West

    South Australia was moved West
    South Australia was confirmed to move West.
  • The Welcome Nugget Was Found

    The Welcome Nugget Was Found
    The 'Welcome' Nugget was found in 1858. It was found in Ballarat. The nugget weighed about 71.3kg. It was over 99% pure gold.
  • Queensland was made a colony

    Queensland was made a colony
    Queensland was proclaimed a colony.
  • Queensland border was moved West.

    Queensland border was moved West.
    Queensland border was moved West.
  • South Australia Was Moved all Over Where West NSW Used to be

    South Australia Was Moved all Over Where West NSW Used to be
    South Australia was moved all over the North bit of where NSW used to be.
  • Welcome Stranger Gold Nugget Was Found

    Welcome Stranger Gold Nugget Was Found
    Here is a good website link. GoldThe Welcome Stranger gold nugget was found in 1869. It was found in Moliagul, Victoria by a group of miners. Surprisingly, it was only found a few inches below the ground.