Key Events In Melbourne's History

  • John Batman arrives at the mouth of the Yarra

    He sails to the Yarra from Tasmania
  • John Batman Gets Land

    He 'buys' 2,430 km2 of land off the Aboriginals from Wurundjeri.
  • Melbourne Becomes A City

    Melbourne is founded by John Batman and and John Pascoe Fawkner
  • The Hoddle Grid is created

    The streets for the CBD are surveyed by Robert Hoddle
  • Melbourne Cricket Club is founded

  • The first Princes Bridge is built

    It connects bpth sides of the Yarra
  • Melbourne is declared a city

    Melbourne is declared a city by Queen Victoria
  • Melbourne Hospital is founded

    From 1935 it's called Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Gold Rush Begins

    The Gold Rush begins after gold is found in Buninyong
  • Vicoria becomes a colony

    It becomes seperate from New South Wales
  • Melbourne University is founded

  • Melbourne Terminus is completed

    Now Flinders Street Station
  • State Library Of Victoria Is founded

  • First Town Hall is completed

  • Melbourne Museum Is founded

  • Queen Victoria Market is built

  • Melbourne Football club is founded

  • Nationasl Gallery Of Victoria is founded

  • First Melbourne Cup

  • Melbourne's Population reaches 125, 000

  • Melbourne Zoo is founded

  • Royal Exhibitoion Building is opened

  • The current town hall is completed

  • First Australian Open

  • First electric tram service begins

  • Current Flinders Street Station is completed

  • First Moomba Parade

  • The Olympic Games are held in Melbourne

  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl opened

  • The City Loop is opened

  • Rialto Towers are completed

    They were the city's tallest building and also the tallest building in the southern hemisphere
  • The Southbank promenade opens

  • Bolte Bridge opens

  • Etihad stadium is completed

  • Commonwealth Games are held in Melbourne

  • Melbourne celebrates it's 175th birthday

  • End of the world