• First Fleet

    11 ships which were 2 Naval Ships, 6 Convict Ships and 3 Supply Ships, sailed from Great Britain and stopped in Australia (which they found), where the Aborigines were already living on the land.
  • the brig anchored on the northern side of Botany Bay

    At 2.15 pm the brig anchored on the northern side of Botany Bay. He began exploring the surrounding countryside and made contact with the Aborigines.
  • The ship of the thrid fleet arrived in Sydney Cove

    The Third Fleet comprised 11 ships that set sail from United Kingdom in February, March and April 1791, bound for the Sydney penal settlement, with more than 2,000 convicts aboard.
  • Crossed the Blue Mountains

    Due to lack of resources the Blue Mountains were seen as ian ncapable of suffering pain barrier of future exploration from the time of captain hooks landing in 1770 threw to 1813.
  • South Australia was founded.

    In 1834, British Parliament passed the South Australian Colonisation Act. Adelaide, the first settlement and now the capital of South Australia, was founded by Colonel William Light in 1836.
    South Australia Colony is founded. Official settlement began on the 28th of December 1836. It became a state in 1901. This was an important time when Australia’s population expanded.
  • (Vic) Male sufferage granted

    Self-governing Colony of South Australia enacted legislation making provision for universal male suffrage. The Colony of Victoria and New South Wales followed respectively in 1857 and 1858.
  • Britain Extended self Rule to colonies

    They used New South Wales as a penal settlement where British convicts would go so the prison's at home (in Britain) would get more space so its not as crowded.
  • Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly died at the age of 25 in Melbourne, Victoria. He was an Irish Bush ranger who stole animals and money from people to help the poor, some considered him as a hero and others..didn't.
  • Australia Criket team Defeats England and the 'Ashes' are born

    Crikets greatest rivalry is played out by the two Protagonists, England and Australia.
    Going back to 1882, After England lost to Australia on home soil. 'In affectionate remembrance of English cricket which died at The Oval, 29th August, 1882. Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances, RIP. NB The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia.'
  • Australian labor party founded

    It was formed in the 1890s and was represented in the first Federal Parliament elected in 1901. The ALP is the only party to have survived since that time.
  • The Great Strikes

    More than 1000 men marched through the streets demanding better conditions. The potential for revolution dissolved when Aborigines, Kanaka Islanders and Chinese immigrants were to work for even cheaper wages.
  • The Great Strike

    The Great Strike in 1891 was one of Australia’s biggest disputes. Workers at the Logan Downs Shearing Station in Queensland believed that their paying rates and conditions weren’t acceptable. This made many people see the limitation of industrial action.
  • Women granted right to vote

    Women in South Australia were the first women in Australia who were granted the right to vote, and this happened in 1894.
    Women throughout Australia (with the exception of aboriginal women and immigrants who had not been granted citizenship) obtained the right to vote
  • Edwin Flack - Olympics

    Edwin Flack was the first athlete representing Australia at the Olympics in Athens, Greece in the Summer Olympics in 1956. He won two gold medals in 800 metres and the 1500 metres.
  • WA becomes the last colony to accept federation

    WA were only small colonies at the time and they thought that they would be dominated by more empowering colonies like NSW and VIC
  • Australia declares independance

    Australia declares independance from federation of UK colonies.
  • The Australian flag competition

    The Federal government announced the Federal flag design competition which had over 30,000 entries.
    The flag was then abit modified by the British Admiralty in 1903, which simplified the stars of the Southern Cross.
  • Australian Flag

    The original design was first flown in Melbourne and was proclaimed as the national flag day,
    The design was chosen from a worldwide competition held after Australia’s federation.
  • Australian Capital Territory

    Jervis Bay Territory comprising 6,677 hectares surrendered and becomes part of the Australia Capital Territory.
  • The Bombing of Darwin

    Mainland Australia came under attack for the first time when Japanese forces mounted two air raids on Darwin.
    It involved 54 land-based bombers and approximately 188 attack aircraft which were launched from four Japanese aircraft-carriers in the Timor Sea.