Australia History Timeline

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      Australia has been inhabited for at least 50,000 years. It was first inhabited by the remote Asian ancestors of the current Australian Aboriginal people. Australia was not discovered by Europeans until the 17th century  
         
    1768 Captain James Cook voyage of discovery in the Endeavour  
         
    1769 Captain James Cook reached Tahiti on 3 June  
         
    1770 Captain James Cook discovers New South Wales and takes possession of the Australian land in the name of Great Britain  
         
    1771 Captain James Cook returns to England  
         
    1772 13 July: Captain James Cook embarks on the voyage of discovery in the Resolution  
         
    1776 12 July: Captain James Cook with the ships HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery look for the Northwest passage but bad weather drives him back to Hawaii  
         
    1779 14 February: Captain Cook is killed by natives  
         
    1779 Banks suggests founding a convict settlement at Botany Bay.  
         
    1783 Plans for the colonization in New South Wales are made in the UK  
         
    1788 Foundation of Sydney.  
         
    1795 1795-1796: George Bass and Matthew Flinders make voyages in the Tom Thumb  
         
    1798 George Bass discovers the Bass Strait and Westernport.  
         
    1803 Matthew Flinders circumnavigates Australia.  
         
    1804 Foundation of Hobart  
         
    1806 Bligh made Governor of New South Wales  
         
    1808 Mutiny in New South Wales leading to the deposition of Bligh.  
         
    1824 Foundation of Brisbane  
         
    1829 Australia claimed as British territory  
         
    1836 Foundation of Adelaide  
         
    1837 Accession of Queen Victoria  
         
    1837 1837-1840: George Grey explores Western Australia  
         
    1841 George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia  
         
    1847 Gold found in Port Phillip  
         
    1850 Western Australia becomes a penal colony  
         
    1867 End of transportation to Western Australia  
         
    1870 British troops withdrawn from Australia  
         
    1880 Capture of the Ned Kelly Gang  
         
    1882 The Kimberley gold rush and Silver discovered at Broken Hill  
         
    1892 Coolgardie gold-field discovered  
         
    1899 Australian troops sent to fight in South African War  
         
    1902 Immigration Restriction Act passed  
         
    1914 1914 - 1918 World War I  
         
    1915 Anzac  
         
    1918 August 8: Battle on the Somme the capture of Mont St. Quentin by Australian forces.  
         
    1918 End of WW1  
         
    1919 Ross and Keith Smith fly from England to Australia by aeroplane  
         
    1939 1939 - 1945 1939-1945 World War 2  
         
    1941 Tobruk  
         
    1942 Darwin bombed  
         
    1945 The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  
         
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