Captain James Cook lands in an island called Botany Bay, Australia. Captain Cook and his crew map Australia, they sketch animals and plants and have meetings with the Aboriginals.
The First Fleet
The First Fleet was lead by Captain Arthur Phillip, the ship lands in Sydney Cove. The First Fleet included 11 ships which carried about 584 male convicts and about 118 convict women. The ship also carried 17 children and 227 marines and soldiers.
The Lady Juliana
The Lady Juliana is a ship of lots of female convicts that arrives at the colony bringing supplies which mostly male convicts welcome.
A new colony Van Diemen's land (is now known as Tasmania) is set for the worst criminals.
A man called Lachlan Macquarie establishes the colonies first official police force.
On the 18th of January 1849 Edmund Barton became the first Australian Prime minster.
Australia’s first parliamentary election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1850.
Australia’s first parliamentary election was held for the New South Wales Legislative Council.
THE GOLD RUSH
Gold can be found near Bathurst in NSW. The first gold rush commences.
Sir Henry Parkes
A man named Sir Henry Parkes Was elected to the New South Wales legislative council in the year 1854.
1885 & 1886
The first practical step towards the federation was the creation of the federal (group people who advise or govern) of Australasia in the year 1885.
On the 6th of February 1890 important people from each of the parliaments as well as the New Zealand parliament crossed paths at the Australasian Federation Conference in Melbourne.
On the 1st of August 1893 Dr Quick moved that the Australian people should vote. This took place at the Federation League Rally in Corowa.
When Edmund Barton resigned to become a judge of the High Court, Afred Deakin became the 2nd Prime Minister.
Chris Watson became the 3rd Prime minister on the 27th of April, 1904.
George Reid became the 4th Prime Minister in three years.
Andrew Fisher won and was elected to become the 5th Prime Minister.
Joeseph Cook became the 6th Prime Minister after a close election result. He held a majority of only a single one in The House Of Representives.
William Morris "Billy" Hughes
William Morirs became the 7th Prime Minister on the 27th of October 1916.
Stanley Melbourne Bruce
Stanley Bruce sworn as a Prime Minister after the Nationalist Party displaced WM Hughes as leader.
James Scullin had won the election and is now the Prime Minister.
Joseph Lyons had won and became the Prime Minister on the 6th of January
Earle Page became the eleventh Prime Minister following the death of the recent Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. His term lasted nineteen days.
Robert Menzies became Australia's 12th Prime Minister.
Arthur Fadden succeeded Robert Menzies as Prime Minister of Australia.
John Curtin became the 14th Prime Minister of Australia.
Francis "Frank" Forde
On the death of John Curtin, Francis Forde won the election and became the 15th Prime Minister.
Ben Chifley had won the election on the 13th of July 1945 and became Prime Minister.
Harold Holt became Prime Minister and had sworn in.
John McEwen became Prime Minister two days after Harold Holt disappeared.
After the Liberal Party elected the Senator John Gorton as the new Party leader, he was sworn in as Prime Minister.
William McMahon was voted in as Prime Minister and became the 20th Prime Minister.
Labor was elected to government for the first time in 23 years. Gough Whitlam was voted to become the 21st Prime Minister.
Malcolm Fraser was voted and elected to become Australia's 22nd Prime Minister.
Robert "Bob" Hawke
Robert Hawke had sworn in and be became the 23rd Prime Minister.
Paul Keating became the 24th Prime Minister on the 20th of December.
John Howard was voted to become the 25th Prime Minister and won.
Kevin Rudd became the 26th Prime Minister in 2007.
Julia Gillard had sworn in to become the 27th Prime Minister.
Tony Abbott was elected to become the 28th Prime Minister.
Malcolm Turnbull beat Tony Abbott on the 15th of September 2015.