Timeline Australian History

  • Lieutenant James Cook claims the East coast for Australia

  • First Settlement which is today Sydney

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    the Great Australian Gold Rush

    The colonies experienced
    huge growth and immigration.
  • Black Thursday Bushfires

  • The Eureka Rebellion was an armed conflict which is attributed to as the birth of democracy in Australia.

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    Queensland is in civil war between the armed unions against government forces.

    Large skirmishes, attacks on wool sheds, and naval battles take place across the colony.
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    Australia fights in the Boer War.

  • Federation of Australia is the beginning of the Australian nation.

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    Australia fights in WW1 - Major battles include Gallipoli, Beersheba