History of Australia

  • The First Sail

    The First Sail
    Europeans sailed to Australia, they didn't settle here because they were attacked by Aborigines.
  • Around Australia

    Around Australia
    James Cook sailed around Australia and where he landed was were he claimed the land an was not alarmed by the Aborigines. His land was called New South Wales.
  • The Prisoners

    The Prisoners
    British prisoners settled in Australia.
  • The Government

    The Government
    Government officials created boundaries for the colonies that are still in place today.
  • No More Prisoners

    No More Prisoners
    They had stopped sending over the prisoners to Australia.
  • Commonwealth

    The commonwealth of Australia was established.
  • Openning of the Capital

    Openning of the Capital
    Canberra was completed and made a capital.
  • Legislation

    The government bagan to pass legislation to help Aborigines.
  • Australia Act

    Australia Act
    Australia Act: all legal ties with the British Empire were served.
  • Rejection

    55% of voters rejected the idea of becoming an independent republic.