Growth years

Timeline created by JulianMarkRidley
  • Britain and Ireland Immigration

    Britain and Ireland Immigration
    Thanks to their relationship with Britain during the 18th and 19th Century some 30,000 men and 9,000 women were transported from Ireland to Australia.The next largish immigration of Irish to Australia was during the Gold Rush in 1851-1861 when Australia’s population trebled to 1.2m, with approximate 1/3rd of the population coming from Britain and Ireland.
  • Federation

    Australia became a nation on 1 January 1901 when 6 British colonies—New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania—united to form the Commonwealth of Australia. This process is known as federation.
  • Conscription Debate

    Conscription Debate
    Conscription was also a debate about the obligations of citizenship. Those supporting conscription argued that: military service should not be an individual choice. the supreme duty a citizen owed to their country was to fight for it.
  • World War 1

    World War 1
    WW1began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. His murder catapulted into a war across Europe that lasted until 1918.
  • The Depression Years

    The Depression Years
    The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, lasting from 1929 to 1939. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.
  • The Labor Party Split

    The Labor Party Split
    The Australian Labor Party split of 1955 was a split within the Australian Labor Party along ethnocultural lines and about the position towards communism. Key players in the split were the federal opposition leader H. V. "Doc" Evatt and B. A.