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  • antartica discovery

  • first fleet

    first fleet
    The First Fleet is the name given to the eleven ships that left Great Britain, bound for Australia, on 13 May 1787. The total number of free people was 348 and the total number of prisoners was 696, coming to a total of 1044 persons. The Fleet was sent to New South Wales (as named by Captain Cook) in order to begin European colonisation in Australia.
  • first settlement sydney

    Viscount Sydney was determined to send out a party to Botany Bay, in order to find a convict settlement there. On the 18th, 19th and 20th of February, 1788, the vessels arrived , one after another , in Botany Bay, after a voyage of eight months, during which many convicts had died from disease brought on by such a long confinement.
  • Matthew Flinders navigates around the coast Australia

    Matthew Flinders was a navigator that sailed around the coast of Australia and was the first of many navigators to map the “unknown land”.The unknown land’s chart was complete in 1803 by governor King, However, it was not published because Flinders had not named most of the land marks and inlets. He had numeberd them in order so that he could name them later. He didn’t. However, the few land marks that were named are Mt. Lofty, Cape Catastrophe, Memory Cove and Kangaroo island.
  • New Holland changed name to Australia

    In 1817, the Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie recommended that new Holland should change it’s name to Australia. However, in 1824, New Holland was officially changed to Australia. Australia was the name that Matthew Flinders used to call NSW.
  • australia's first bank

    Australia’s first bank was established in 1817, as the Bank of New South Wales, under a charter of incorporation provided by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. In 1982 the name was then change to the bank we know today, Westpac Banking Corporation. Westpac helped to shape all banking in Australia.
  • Melbourne Founder

    Melbourne was founded in the reign of King William IV, on 30th of August 1835. No one can claim that they founded Melbourne. However, important people that contributed to the founding of Melbourne are: John Batman, John Fawkner, John Lancey, William Buckley and Charles Grimes.
  • The first University in Australia (University of Sydney) founded

    The University of Sydney Act was signed on the 1st of October 1850. William Charles Wentworth, member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, was an important founder to the university. He believed that establishing a university was essential to educate other people to become the leaders of the colony.
  • australian gold rush

    australian gold rush
    The first gold rush in Australia began in 1851 when prospector Edward Hargraves claimed the discovery of payable gold near Bathurst, New South Wales at a site Edward Hargraves called Ophir. Eight months later, gold was found in Ballarat and Bendigo in Victoria causing large influxes of prospectors. Australia's total population more than tripled from 430,000 in 1851 to 1.7 million in 1871.
  • Victoria Separates from New South Wales

    The British act of separating Victoria and New South Wales, giving it a name and a new Constitution for the new colony. It wasn’t signed until 5th of August 1850 by Queen Victoria. It then was enabled to pass the legislation by the New South Wales Legislation Council on the 1st of July 1851 and is the formal establishment of Victoria.
  • eureka stockade

  • 1856 – Van Diemen’s Land changed name to Tasmania

    The Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman, was the first European to discover Tasmania and named it Anthoonij van Diemenslandt in the name of Anthony van Diemen. In 1803, Van Diemen’s Land became a penal colony of the British. In 1824, Van Diemen’s Land became a colony with its own rights. In 1856, Van Diemen’s Land achieved self-government with its own government and was named Tasmania in honour of Abel Tasman.
  • First Australian Rules game invented

    In 1858 cricketers Thomas Wills and his cousin, Henry Harrison, and two others W.J Hammersley and J.B Thompson, invented the game to keep themselves fit during winter. Even though the game was invented so long ago, it is still a major part of Australian culture. Thousands of people watch the games every week.
  • the American civil war

    At 4:30 A.M. the first shot was fired to begin the Civil War at Fort Sumter. The battle was fought in over 10,000 places all over America. More than 3 million people fought in the war, over 600,000 men died in the batles also. The war ended with the freedom of many people in America.
  • Stolen Generation.

    In 1869 the Children of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander descents were taken away from their parents by state government or agencies. They were taken to supposedly make Australia more “pure”. It is estimated that about 100,000 indigenous children were taken from their families.
  • invention of the light bulb

  • ned kelly

    ned kelly
    Edward "Ned" Kelly was an Irish Australian bushranger. He is considered by some to be merely a cold-blooded killer, while others consider him to be a folk hero and symbol of Irish Australian resistance against the Anglo-Australian ruling class.
  • first comercial film

  • boer war

  • First Federal Flag designed.

    In 1901 the federal government of Australia held a competition to design the new flag of Australia. The prize was 200 pounds. Overall 32,823 people submitted designs. The winner wasn’t actually picked by the government, it was sent to the king of England to decide which flag he would like for Australia.
  • Titanic sinks

    The Titanic, strikes an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage and sinks within hours; 1,517 of 2,100 passengers drown
  • world war 1