making of a nation

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  • The Blue Mountains were crossed

    4 people, 4 pack horses and 4 servants started their treck to cross the Blue Mountains. on the 29th of may they acomplished that goal. when people arrived to sydney they thought that the bluemountains were impenetrable and would stop future developement.
  • First Settlers Arrive in SA

    The first settlers arrive in South Australia, with 636 people. they rejected Victor Harbour, KI and Port Lincoln.
  • Victorian gold rush

    The Victorian gold rush was huge, from 1851 to 1896 the Victorian Mines Department claimed that 61,034,682 oz of gold was mined there. The Gold Rush almost tripled the Australian population.
  • British self rule extended to colonies.

    Britian gradually extended self rule to each colony. most colonial parliments enacted important democratic reforms such as full male suffrage.
  • Holden foundec

    in 1856 James Alexander Holden founded Holden, they were a saddlery manufacturer. in 1908 they moved to the automative field. in 1914 they produced their first chasis. between 1939 and 1945 they supplied the American and Australian forces with field guns, aircraft boats and truck, aeroplane and marine parts and components.
  • Tasmania was named Tasmania

    Most Europeans called Tasmania Van Diemens Land. the Dutch explorer was the first European to land on the island. Tasman called the island Athoonij Van Diemenslandt after Anthony Van Diemen.
  • Male voting Granted

    In 1856 voting was allowed for males in South Australia, 1857 for male Victorians and 1858 for Tasmanians.
  • Burk and Wills expedition

    Burk and Will lead 19 men on an expedition to cross inland Australia from Melbourne to the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria. In the end Burk and Wills both died and only one man completed the whole journey.
  • University of Adelaide founded

    The universities first degree offered was a bachelor of arts and the university started teaching in march 1876. the university has a long history of championing the rights of women in higher education. it is the third oldest university in Australia.
  • Ned kelly was hung

    Ned Kelly was an Austrlian- Irish bushranger. by many he is seen as a folk legend, but to others a col blood killer. He was born in Victoria, after an incident police went looking for him in the bush. he then killed three police officers. The police them found him wearing home made metal plate armour. He was then captured and hung at the Old Melbourne Gaol
  • The Ashes

    Australia beats England in the cricket, the ashes are born.
  • Australian labor party founded

    The labor party was founded, they named it after pastrol workers getting struck under a ghost gum tree.
  • The great strike

    the strike started because workers were payed more than they should have so the people who over payed them gave them 24 hours to pay back the money. this then spread to gas miners, wharf labourers, coal miners and more.
  • Women are allowed to vote

    Women from SA are first allowed to vote for the elections followed by Western Australia.
  • VFL was started

    The Victorian Football League was established in 1896 when several clubs broke away from the Victorian Football Assoaciatian which was the first Australian Rules Competition in Victoria. Second in the country After South Australian Football Association.
  • WA joined the federation of Australia

    Western Australia was the last of the states to join the federation. after they joined their population soared from 50.000 to 100.000 in just a decade.
  • Australia is born

    The federation of Australia was when the six different states came together under one government.
  • Australias first prime minister.

    Sir Edmund Barton was Australias first prime minister, he was part of the protectionists party. in 1903 he left the parliment to become apart of the High Court of Australia. on the 24th of september 1903 he was replaced by Alfred Deakin
  • Start of World War 1

    World War 1 was a global war centred in Europe. the Allied included America, United Kingdom, Australia, France and Russia. And the Centrals were Germany, Austria, Hungary and the Ottoman Empire.
  • The battle of Gallipoli

    The battle of Gallipoli took place in modern day Turkey, it was a significant event in world war 1. it included 34,000 British, 8,500 Australians and 2,700 Kiwis all died. in all over 100,000 soldiers died.
    the troops arrived by boats on the beaches and were slaughtered as they ran up the sand. Most people say the Allies lost the battle.