events leading up to the colonisation of Australia

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  • Beginning of slavery in the USA

    Beginning of slavery in the USA
    Slaves usually consisted of African women and men between the ages of 18 and 35, although children were enslaved as well. They were sold and forced to work at long hours and had no rights to vacations, wages, marriages, or property. Some slave owners would threaten to beat their slaves if they resisted or refused to do the labor they were ordered to do.
  • Invention of the seed drill

    Invention of the seed drill
    Jethro Tull invented the seed drill. His seed drill would sow seed in uniform rows and cover up the seed in the rows. Up to that point, sowing seeds was done by hand by scattering seeds on the ground.
  • invention of the steam engine

    invention of the steam engine
    The first commercial true steam engine using a piston was developed by Thomas Newcomen and was used in 1712 for pumping in a mine.
  • invention of the flying shuttle

    invention of the flying shuttle
    John Kay was the inventor of the flying shuttle, which was a key contribution to the Industrial Revolution. The flying shuttle was one of the key developments in the industrialization of weaving. It allowed a single weaver to weave much wider fabrics, and it could be mechanized, allowing for automatic machine looms.
  • Beginning of the agricultrual revolution

    Beginning of the agricultrual revolution
    A period of time with a further transition from a living form of agriculture into a more advanced and more productive form of agriculture.
  • beginning of the industrial revolution

    beginning of the industrial revolution
    The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way.
  • Invention of the spinning jenny

    Invention of the spinning jenny
    In 1764, a British carpenter and weaver named James Hargreaves invented an improved spinning jenny, a hand-powered multiple spinning machine that was the first machine to improve upon the spinning wheel by making it possible to spin more than one ball of yarn or thread.
  • establishment of the first european factory

    establishment of the first european factory
    The establishment of factories by other European powers along the trade routes explored by Portugal and Spain started in the 17th century, first by the Dutch and then by the English.
  • Declaration of America's independance

    Declaration of America's independance
    The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
  • Invention of the power loom

    Invention of the power loom
    A power loom is a mechanised loom powered by a line shaft. The first power loom was designed in 1784 by Edmund Cartwright and first built in 1785. It was refined over the next 47 years until a design by Kenworthy and Bullough made the operation completely automatic. This was known as the Lancashire Loom.
  • Arrival of the first fleet to Botany Bay and Capain Cook's discovery of terra nullius

    Arrival of the first fleet to Botany Bay and Capain Cook's discovery of terra nullius
    In 1770 Captain James Cook landed in Botany Bay, home of the Eora people, and claimed possession of the East Coast of Australia for Britain under the doctrine of 'terra nullius'.
  • Settlement in Sydney

    Settlement in Sydney
    The modern history of Sydney began with the arrival of a First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the foundation of a penal colony by Great Britain.
  • Invention of the cotton gin

    Invention of the cotton gin
    A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation. It was invented by Eli Whitney.
  • Invention of Interchangable Parts

    Invention of Interchangable Parts
    Interchangeable parts are parts (components) that are, for practical purposes, identical. Also designed by Eli Whitley.
  • Start of the Luddites Revolution

    Start of the Luddites Revolution
    The Luddites were 19th-century English textile artisans who protested against newly developed labour-saving machinery from 1811 to 1817.
  • End of the Luddites Revolution

    End of the Luddites Revolution
    The Luddites revolution ends as the industrial revolution progresses.
  • Invention of the power mill

    Invention of the power mill
    The power mill was a vital turning point in the inventions of the industrial revolution
  • start of the great potato famine of Ireland

    start of the great potato famine of Ireland
    In Ireland, the Great Famine (Irish: an Gorta Mór) was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852.[1] It is sometimes referred to, mostly outside Ireland, as the Irish Potato Famine because one-third of the population was then solely reliant on this cheap crop for a number of historical reasons.
  • end of the industrial revolution

    end of the industrial revolution
    The industrial revolution was a period which gave birth to many positive and negative changes about the world that still affect us to this day. Positives would include the advancement of many forms of technology and invention, and a negative could be pollution.
  • end of the great potato famine

    end of the great potato famine
    even though this is when the great famine ended, it took a lot longer for Ireland to recover as a nation, due to the death toll, social, economic and enviromental effects.
  • End of Slavery in the USA

    End of Slavery in the USA
    The thirteenth amendment, abolishing slavery, was passed by the Senate in April 1864, and by the House of Representatives in January 1865.[
  • end of the agricultrual revolution

    end of the agricultrual revolution
    the agricultrual revolution changed the way people farmed and ate forver- it changed the transportation of goods, the mass production and the accessibility of food for everyone.
  • Fedaration of Australia

    Fedaration of Australia
    The Federation of Australia was the process by which the six separate British self-governing colonies of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia formed one nation. They kept the systems of government (and the bicameral legislatures) that they had developed as separate colonies, but they also agreed to have a federal government that was responsible for matters concerning the whole nation. When the Constitution of Australia came into force, on 1 Janu
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    Events that led up to the colonisation of australia