History of transport within australia

Timeline created by bozzycoco
  • stuart highway

    stuart highway
    The section of the stuart highway from Alice springs to Darwin was the first sealed road and major highway that was built into Australia as a quick and effective way for Darwin to flee to Alice Springs in case of a war of the future as Darwin is a frontier city of Australia
  • Holden and the motor car

    Holden and the motor car
    The holden fx which was the first motor car that was ever released in Australia. It was built in Australia by the Australian company holden. Due to Australias vast expanse getting around was very important to maintain relationships and to increase productivity. This allowed more people to move around australia without many restrictions. Due to our location in the asia pacific region it was hard to import motor vehicles so this made australia independent and therfore it built its own car.
  • Road trains

    Road trains
    After WW2 in Australia there were a lot of advancement in transport. There was also a boom of a movement of people into country towns and in and out of cities. They used road trains back in the 1950s to easily transport a large amount of goods over great distances in central and regional australia
  • Diesel trains

    Diesel trains
    Throughout Australia many trains were steam trains and were normally used to transport people and goods over long distances. But in 1950 diesel electric trains started to be used over long distances. One example would be the ghan. The Ghan ran from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in Northern Territory and also the indian pacific which runs from Sydney to perth.
  • air travel

    air travel
    After the war air travel was very restricted and uncomfortable. Boeing in the 1950s created the boeing 707 and as soon as they released it qantas purchased this aircraft which allowed them to fly greater distances over a shorter amount of time. Due to our geographic location qantas was the first airline in the world to fly a round world trip using the 707 aircraft.
  • Multiculturalism influenced by air travel

    Multiculturalism influenced by air travel
    Due to the Jet age coming on Australia now had much more information about its neighbours. Due to flight and its speed, low cost and reliability there were lots of ideas that were spread around Australia from oriental countries in Asia and we started to accept these ideas which has made Australia very multicultural today
  • the mini

    the mini
    The mini was a trend setter in cars for Australia. As the name suggests the car is mini and is Built by MINI. This became wildy popular due to its small size and low fuel efficiency.
  • Fully electric trains in Sydney

    Fully electric trains in Sydney
    For the first time in history Sydney in Australia was the first city in the world to roll out double decker trains to operate in the Sydney rail Network
  • The significance of the car

    The significance of the car
    From the 1950s to the 1970s the popularity and signifixance of the car had risen greatly. In the 1970s now that car makers were producing cars that were much more efficient and that were also much more cheaper. according to some statistics there were now 4 million cars that were in operation within Australia. Up to the 1970s the popularization of the car had finished as there were more deaths from accidents and the world oil crisis that ocurred in 1974 had doubled oil prices.
  • International terminals

    International terminals
    As the Jet age went on the jumbo jets were released which made air travel more accesible. Due to this demand two international terminals were built in Melbourne and Sydneyto accomodate this Due to this terminals having been built domestic travel ramped up a lot between the two cities and also in between Sydney and Perth.
  • The Jumbo Jet

    The Jumbo Jet
    In 1971 Qantas obtained its first boeing 747-100 series. This was very significant as qantas, the global airline it already is now had a plane that could travel from Sydney to Los Angeles without stopping. This also allowed for the reduction of prices for flying. This started to be the result of the decline of interstate rail travel as there were more efficient and smaller planes that could fly much more quickly within the country
  • The national highway

    The national highway
    In 1974 the government came up with a proposal to have all of the highway systems that existed in Australia to all link up together as one. This was called the "National Highway Scheme" It also meant paving all of these roads to be covered in asphalt. This had unprecedented benefits on Australians and transport from 1974 onwards. some benefits would be to easily and chaeply transport goods across great distances without any issues. It also allowed for families to stay in touch that lived far awa
  • Bridges

    Due to the "National highway scheme"having been put in place there were more technological advancements in travelling significan distances over flood plains and rivers. Many engineers engineered bridges that could carry cars over flood plains when it was flodding without being killed or destroying the road.
  • Environment and the car

    Environment and the car
    From the 1980s to the 1990s the motor vehicle had to develop due to the amount of cars that were registered in Australia and the problems that they posed in the pollution department particularly and also the traffic department. Many cars from here were redesigned to stop the toxic fumes being ingested by humans and roads would have to be widened to accomodate more cars. Train travel wihtin cities became hugely popular which were able to get more people off the road during peak times
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    transport over the years

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    Aircraft: from propellor to Jet

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    the popularization of the car

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    steam to diesel

    Over the years inefficient steam trains were slowly phased out by diesel electric powered trains by the 1970s Australia had a complete network of rail that operated across the whole country
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    the revolution of road in Australia

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    the maturity of car travel

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    the same

    Up to now most of the innovations that happened in the past are being improved on and are becoming more efficient. Australia currently has fallen behind in transport such as highspeed trains and mega terminals which australia cant matchBut maybe in the future there will be another revolution in something completley new.