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Part of Australia's charm is its history. It also makes for some great places to visit! So take a journey down Australia's timeline & see what you can discover, or even learn.

Queensland

2021

13 July

Queensland regains travel bubble and quarantine-free flights to New Zealand. [Covid-19]

2021

29 March

A 3 day lockdown is imposed on the Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Redlands to stop the spread of a UK COVID-19 variant

2020

31 October

Queensland state election : Annastacia Palaszczuk's Labor government is returned for a third term with an increased majority

2020

11 April

Queensland banned interstate arrivals, with only Queensland residents and those granted 'exemption' being allowed entry [Covid-19]

1979

05 January

Highest rainfall in Australia over 24hrs, recorded at Bellenden Ker, Queensland - 1140mm (45").

1920

16 November

QANTAS established

1884

15 June

Brisbane's Victoria Bridge is opened

1872

01 October

Brisbane Telegraph begins publication

1872

28 September

Brisbane's first General Post Office (GPO) opens

1872

31 May

Free compulsary & secular education. The first of colonies to introduce such legislation

1848

15 June

To help colonizers settle in southern Queensland, the New South Wales Government formed a Native Police force of Aboriginal troopers and European officers in 1848.

1825

22 January

Founding of Brisbane, Moreton Bay Penal Settlement

1606

01 March

The Dutch East India Company (VOC) ship Duyfken, under Captain Willem Janszoon, explored the western coast of Cape York Peninsula. This was the first recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil.
The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is unique for its high concentration of plant and animal species all within the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia.

Exploring Streets Beach, Brisbane
Streets Beach, Brisbane

Streets Beach, Brisbane is a man-made oasis that portrays Queensland's laid-back beach vibe.

Cape York Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth and located in Far North Queensland.

About Brisbane
About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 1930 kilometres from the mouth of the Fly River in Western Papua to Breaksea Spit off Bundaberg, and is one of the world's great wonders.

Whitsunday Islands
Whitsunday Islands

In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty.

Devil's Pool
Devil's Pool

Devil's Pool is a natural pool in a treacherous stretch of Babinda Creek (Qlnd) which holds a sinister centuries-old Aboriginal history.

Atherton Tablelands
Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland.

The Gulf Country
The Gulf Country

The Gulf Country is a region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in the region of north western Queensland.

Queensland - Overview
About Queensland

Queensland, also known as the 'Sunshine State' is the country's holiday playground attracting visitors all year round.



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