Part of Australia's charm is its history. It also makes for some great places to visit! So take a journery down Australia's timeline & see what you can discover, or even learn.
Australia's most devastating earthquake hit Newcastle, New South Wales at 10:27am.
Highest rainfall in Australia over 24hrs, recorded at Bellenden Ker, Queensland - 1140mm (45").
The Festival of Sydney begins.
Federation of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Name 'Tasmania' replaced Van Diemen's Land.
Robert Knox formed the Colonial Sugar Refining Company.
Agricultural Society formed in Tasmania.
The Rum Rebellion of 1808 was the only successful armed takeover of government in Australian history. Later referred to as the Great Rebellion. It lasted until 1st January, 1810.
Castle Hill convict rebellion, also known as the second Battle of Vinegar Hill, occurred in New South Wales.
The Risdon settlement was moved to Sullivan's Cove (now Hobart) by Colonel David Collins.
Rear-Admiral John Bowen arrived at Risdon Cove, which later became Hobart. Among the original 49 settlers at Risdon Cove were 21 male and 3 female convicts, members of the New South Wales Corps and free settlers and their families.
Captain Matthew Flinders completed the first circumnavigation of the Australian continent (still known as "New Holland"). His ship the Investigator was subsequently judged to be unseaworthy and condemned.
Captain Matthew Flinders named Encounter Bay when he met Nicolas Baudin, the commander of the Baudin expedition, who was on a similar expedition for the French government.
Captain Matthew Flinders reached and named Cape Leeuwin and proceeded to make a survey along the southern coast of the Australian mainland.
Union Jack first hoisted in Australia.
The name Australia was specifically applied to the continent for the first time with the botanists George Shaw and Sir James Smith writing of "the vast island, or rather continent, of Australia, Australasia or New Holland" in their 1793 Zoology and Botany of New Holland.
The first ship of the Third Fleet arrived at Sydney Cove.
5 of 6 ships of the beleaguered Second Fleet have arrived during the past month. The colony was gripped by a food crisis.
Aboriginal Australians couldn't be coaxed into the settlement. Captain Phillip wanted to promote good relations between Aboriginal Australians and Europeans, so he captured one named Arabanoo & held him in confinement, hoping to learn his language.
A party of marines from the New South Wales Marine Corps and 10 convicts left to establish a farming settlement at Rose Hill (Later called Parramatta).