Significant Events in Australian History

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In History
  • First Fleet

    First Fleet
    The First Fleet consisted of 11 ships, inwhich over thousands of men, women, children sailed all the way until they landed in Botany Bay in 1788.
  • Australia's First Bank

    Australia's First Bank
    he first bank established in Australia in 1817, it was called The Bank of New South Wales (which was then renamed as Westpac). Edward Smith Hall was the first cashier and secretary. This was important for Australia as this was the beginning path for Australia's way of getting wealthier.
  • Eureka Stockade

    Eureka Stockade
    The Eureka Stockade was a rebellion. This outbreak sparked as goldfield workers opposed the idea of a gold miners license and diggers found it difficult to play the fees.
  • Legacy of Ned Kelly

    Legacy of Ned Kelly
    As a man who commited plenty of crimes and slaughtered many, he progressed from an outlaw to becoming a national icon. Even a symbol of Australia to some.
  • Edmund Barton, First Prime Minister of Australia.

    Edmund Barton, First Prime Minister of Australia.
    Federation was Barton's one great thing. He became the nation's first Prime Minister at a grand ceremony held in Centennial Park, Sydney on this day.
  • Federation

    Federation
    1st January 1901, Australia becomes an independant nation when the British Parliament passed legislation inwhich allowed six Australian colonies to govern their own rights as apart of the Australian Commonweath.
  • First time the Australian Flag was flown

    First time the Australian Flag was flown
    On this day, the original design of Australian's Flag was flown in Melbourne for the first time. The design was chosen from a worldwide competition held after Australia’s federation.
  • The Anzacs

    The Anzacs
    On this day, Australia and New Zealand formed together to become allies and then set out towards the Gallipoli Peninsula. These people were remembered the Anzacs.
  • Bombing of Darwin

    Bombing of Darwin
    On this day, Japanese aircrafts attacked Darwin to prevent the allies from helping Java and Timor as Japan tries to invade those two countries.
  • First Olympics held in Australia

    First Olympics held in Australia
    The First Olympics held in Australia was in Melbourne in 1956.
  • Apology to the Stolen Generations

    Apology to the Stolen Generations
    Kevin Rudd apologises to the Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders, especially their children. On this day he also honours the Aboriginals on this land who continue to embrace their culture.
  • Black Saturday bushfires

    Black Saturday bushfires
    Black Saturday claimed 173 lives, left a major impacted on over 5,000 people. This event also destroyed over two thousand homes and burnt through more than 4,500-square-kilometres of land.