Migration and Settlements

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    1830

    • The Trail of Tears/ Indian Removal Act
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    1831

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    1832

    • First boatload of free women arrive in NSW
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    1833

    • Slavery Abolishment Act bans slavery across the British Empire
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    1834

    • The Henty family arrive (the first permanent settlers in Port Phillip District, modern Victoria)
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    1835

    • Batman's treaty, and agreement between John Batman and the Wurundjeri people
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    1836

    • South Australia begins as a British colony
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    1837

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    1838

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    1839

    • First Opium War starts in China
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    1840

    • New Zealand is founded, as the Treaty of Waitangi is signed by the Maori and British
    • Britain stops sending convicts to NSW
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    1841

    • Immigrants home opened in Sydney by Caroline Crisholm
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    Irish Potato Famine

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    1848

    • California Gold Rush
    • The Communist Manifesto was published
    • Revolutions of 1848 in Europe
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    1851

    • New South Wales gold discovered
    • Victorian Separation, the Port Phillip District becomes a seperate colony, Victoria
    • Gold discovered in Victoria
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    1852

    • News of Australian gold inspires a rush of British migrants
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    1853

    • The arrival of US gunships in Edo, Japan forces Japan to open up to US trade the following year
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    Crimean War

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    1854

    • Eureka Stockade
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    1855

    • The Chinese entry tax where the Victorian government charges 10 pounds for Chinese immigrants to enter
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    1856

    • The Victorian Electoral Act introduces secret ballots
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    1857

    • The Buckland River Riots where diggers attacked Chinese miners allegedly encroaching on their claims.