History of Australia from "colonization to independence" (1770-1901) Gilles Jeannot Prillo

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In History
  • Captain Cook claims Australia for the British

    Captain Cook claims Australia for the British
  • First colony built in Sydney Cove

    First colony built in Sydney Cove
  • First free settlers arrive for a new life in Australia

    First free settlers arrive for a new life in Australia
  • New colony set up for convicts on Tasmania

    New colony set up for convicts on Tasmania
    Free settlers soon follow
  • By now, about half the people living in Australia were born there

    By now, about half the people living in Australia were born there
  • A new province is set up

    A new province is set up
    It is called Victoria, according to the Queen's name
  • Gold discovered in Australia

    Gold discovered in Australia
    Even more people arrive. Population now nearly half a million
  • Four of the five provinces of Australia granted "self-government"

    They manage most of their own affairs but are still part of the British Empire
  • Queensland, the last colony to be created, comes into existence

    Queensland, the last colony to be created, comes into existence
  • Now, over 80% of people in Australia were born there

    The six colonies meet to draw up a set of rules about how to run Australia as a united country, independent of Britain
  • Six provinces or territories are "self-governing"

    Six provinces or territories are "self-governing"
  • The "Commonwealth of Australia" comes into existence

    All the territories form one "Federation" with its own Parliament. But the British monarch remains the head of state.