The colonisation of australia

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  • Europeans explore coast of australia

    Europeans explore coast of australia
    An estimated 54 european ships from different nations explored the coast of australia. In the early 17th century, a spanish explorer almost landed in Australia, but instead landed on a island in Vanuatu.
  • Captain James Cook Claims the east coast of australia for britain

    Captain James Cook Claims the east coast of australia for britain
    Captain Cook claims the east coast of under instruction from King George III of England. It was then that eastern australia was called "New South Wales"
  • First Fleet arrives in Botany Bay

    First Fleet arrives in Botany Bay
    The first fleet brought in around 80 convicts from england. There were 11 ships in the first fleet, which was the first wave of settlers coming into Australia.
  • Pemulwuy leads the Eora against British Settlement

    Pemulwuy leads the Eora against British Settlement
    Pemulwuy was an Aboriginal that lived in the Sydney area in the Eora language group. He saw the British as invaders of Aboriginal land and was responsible for organising small groups of Aboriginal warriors to attack British farms, small towns and troops.
  • Smallpox spreads to the Eora and Guringai

  • Governor Macquarie's Native Insitution is established

    Governor Macquarie's Native Insitution is established
    Macquarie was appointed Governor of New South Wales, designated to take over from William Bligh. He was raised in scottland and at the age of 15, joined the army. He quuickly went up through the ranks and when he became governor of australia, he was one of the many people who supported the name Australia.
  • Myall Creek massacre

    Myall Creek massacre
    The Myall Creek Massacre was when a group of white settlers murdered 28 aboriginal men, women and children near the creek. Although seven of the killers were tried and hanged,
    the Myall Creek Massacre now serves as a reminder of Australia's colonial violence towards Aboriginal people.
  • First South Pacific Islanders are brought to Queensland

  • Aboriginal cricket team tours england

    Aboriginal cricket team tours england
    From the early 1860s, cricket matches between Aborigines and European settlers had been played on the cattle stations across australia. During this time, many aborigines worked as stockmen. Since the aborigines atheletic skill was greater than the europeans, a series of matches took place so that a team of the best could be made.
  • Death of Truganini

    Death of Truganini
    Truganini was the last (official) surviving tasmanian aborigine. She lost her mother, sister and soon to be husband at a young age, all of them the victims of colonial violence. She was inteligent and resourceful and tried to protect other aboriginal survivors of the black wars.
  • Commonwealth of Australia is declared.

    When the commonwealth of Australia was first declared aborigines are not counted in the census or regarded as citizens/
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    Contact between Europeans and the Aboriginal people of Australia

    An estimated 54 european ships from different nations explored the coast of australia.