Captain James Cook reached Tahiti on 3 June
Captain James Cook discovers New South Wales and takes possession of the Australian land in the name of Great Britain
Captain James Cook returns to England
13 July: Captain James Cook embarks on the voyage of discovery in the Resolution
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
14 February: Captain Cook is killed by natives
Banks suggests founding a convict settlement at Botany Bay.
Plans for the colonization in New South Wales are made in the UK
Foundation of Sydney.
1795-1796: George Bass and Matthew Flinders make voyages in the Tom Thumb
George Bass discovers the Bass Strait and Westernport.
Matthew Flinders circumnavigates Australia.
Foundation of Hobart
Bligh made Governor of New South Wales
Mutiny in New South Wales leading to the deposition of Bligh.
Foundation of Brisbane
Australia claimed as British territory
Foundation of Adelaide
Accession of Queen Victoria
1837-1840: George Grey explores Western Australia
George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia
Gold found in Port Phillip
Western Australia becomes a penal colony
End of transportation to Western Australia
British troops withdrawn from Australia
Capture of the Ned Kelly Gang
The Kimberley gold rush and Silver discovered at Broken Hill
Coolgardie gold-field discovered
Australian troops sent to fight in South African War
Immigration Restriction Act passed
1914 - 1918 World War I
August 8: Battle on the Somme the capture of Mont St. Quentin by Australian forces.
End of WW1
Ross and Keith Smith fly from England to Australia by aeroplane
1939 - 1945 1939-1945 World War 2
The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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