Migration and Settlement

  • Female Immigrants

    First boatload of free women arrives in NSW
  • Slavery Abolishment Act (World Event)

    Bans slavery across the British empire freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number in Canada. It received Royal Assent on August 28, 1833, and took effect on August 1, 1834.
  • Henty Family Arrive

    First permanent settlers in Port Phillip District (Victoria). Edward Henty and his brother Stephen arrived in Portland Bay in November 1834.
  • Batman's Treaty

    John Batman & Wurundjeri make an agreement.
    When John Batman arrived in Port Phillip in 1835, he approached local Indigenous leaders with a contract, to ‘buy' their land. His negotiations were successful, and he walked away with 240,000 hectares of prime farming terrain – almost all of the Kulin nation's ancestral land.
  • South Australia begins as a British Colony

  • New Zealand Founded (World Event)

    Treaty of Waitangi is signed by the Maori and British
  • Transportation Ends

    Britain stops convicts to NSW
  • Immigrants home opened

    In Sydney by Caroline Chisholm