Early Settlers Of Australia

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  • Captain Cook sighted Point Hicks, NSW. Australia

    Captain Cook sighted Point Hicks, NSW. Australia
  • Sailed From Portsmouth

    Sailed From Portsmouth
    On the 13th of May 1787 the First Fleet began its journey to the new settlement in New Holland (Australia). There were to many convicts in the London jail so they were sending convicts to the settlement to start a new colony. There were 11 small ships in the First Fleet. Captain Arthur Phillip was in charge. On board were about 1500 people.
  • Arrived At The Tenerife Islands

    Arrived At The Tenerife Islands
    They stayed a week and took supplies of fresh food.
  • Arrived At Rio de Janeiro

    Arrived At Rio de Janeiro
    They stayed for a month repairing sails and collecting plants and seeds.
  • Reached Table Bay

    Reached Table Bay
    Reached the Cape Of Good Hope after surviving tremendous storms.
  • They Went Around Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)

    They Went Around Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • Arrived At Port Jackson

    Arrived At Port Jackson
    The members of the First Fleet went ashore to Port Jackson to start settlement. Arthur Phillip called the place Sydney Cove after Lord Sydney.
  • Proclaimed A Colony

    Proclaimed A Colony
    The new colony was formally proclaimed the Colony of New South Wales.
  • The Second Fleet Arrived

    The Second Fleet Arrived
    It arrived with a lot more convicts and supplies.
  • The Third Fleet Arrived

    The Third Fleet Arrived
  • Colony Well Established

    Colony Well Established
    Trading ships started coming to Sydney Cove and the Whaling business began.
  • End of Aurthur Phillip's governorship.

    End of Aurthur Phillip's governorship.
  • Matthew Flinders Circumnavigated Australia

    Matthew Flinders Circumnavigated Australia
    Matthew Flinders circumnavigated Australia. Mathew Flinders was a very successful navigator and cartographer in his age. He was asked by the British government to completely map the coastline of Australia. At the time, Western Australia was called New Holland and Matthew Flinders was the one that suggested the name of Australia.
  • The Rum Rebellion

    The Rum Rebellion
    Officers of the New South Wales Corps marched into the Government House in an act of rebellion against Governor William Bligh. He was arrested and the colony was placed under military rule.
  • Van Diemens Land Is Established

    Van Diemens Land Is Established
  • Western Australia Established

    Western Australia Established
  • South Australia Was Established

    South Australia Was Established
  • Convicts Came To Western Australia

    Convicts Came To Western Australia
  • First Gold Rush In Australia

    First Gold Rush In Australia
    First payable gold discovered at Ophir in NSW - beginning of the great Australian gold rush.
  • Ballarat Gold

    Ballarat Gold
    John Hart dug up a 67ounce nugget at Golden Point, Ballarat, Victoria. This was the first find in the area.
  • Covicts Transported To Tasmania

    Covicts Transported To Tasmania
    The last convicts are shipped to Tasmania.
  • Licence Fee Increased

    Licence Fee Increased
    Many diggers are finding the Licence fee expensive and unfair, particularly to those not finding gold. They are unhappy with the treatment received from the police and
    government authorities who they believe are corrupt.
  • Miners Licence Protest

    Miners Licence Protest
    Gold miners rebel at Eureka in Victoria, in protest at the conditions imposed by the 'Miner's Licence'. The rebellion led to the end of the Miner's Licence.
  • Van Diemens Land Changed to Tasmania

    Van Diemens Land Changed to Tasmania
  • Queensland Is Separated From NSW

    Queensland Is Separated From NSW
  • Gold Found In Northern Territory

    Gold Found In Northern Territory
    H.F.Litchfield was the first to strike gold in the Northern Territory. A 52 ounce nugget found in the Finniss River, Tumbling Waters area.
  • Gold Discovered in Queensland

    Gold Discovered in Queensland
    Gold discovered in Queensland, at Rockhampton.
  • Gold Discovered in South Australia

    Gold Discovered in South Australia
    First gold discovered in SA at Birdwood.
  • Ned Kelley Hanged

    Ned Kelley Hanged
    Ned Kelly was Australia's major criminal.
  • Gold Discovered In Western Australia

    Gold Discovered In Western Australia
    First WA gold discoveries at Halls Creek. Triggers gold rush in WA.
  • First Western Australian Gold Discovery

    First Western Australian Gold Discovery
    First WA gold discoveries at Halls Creek. Triggers gold rush in WA.
  • Western Australian Gold

    Western Australian Gold
    Large amounts of gold found at the Murchison goldfield, WA.
  • Women In South Australia Are Allowed To Vote

    Women In South Australia Are Allowed To Vote
  • Women In Western Australia Are Allowed To Vote

    Women In Western Australia Are Allowed To Vote
  • Federation

    Federation
  • The Australian Flag Was Flown For the First Time

    The Australian Flag Was Flown For the First Time
    The original design of Australia’s Flag was first flown in Melbourne, and this was then proclaimed as the National Flag Day. The design was chosen from a worldwide competition held after Australia’s federation. Even though the designs have changed a bit over the times, but it was very significant.
  • White Australian Policy

    White Australian Policy
    The 'White Australian Policy' was a test that all immigrants had to write in order to possess certain rights. The test was made impossible so that no 'Non-White' people could enter Australia
  • New South Wales Women Are Allowed To Vote

    New South Wales Women Are Allowed To Vote
  • Women In Tasmania Are Allowed To Vote

    Women In Tasmania Are Allowed To Vote
  • Queensland Women Are Allowed To Vote

    Queensland Women Are Allowed To Vote
  • Victorian Women Are Allowed To Vote

    Victorian Women Are Allowed To Vote
  • The Capital Territory Is Established

    The Capital Territory Is Established