Australia Timeline

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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.

2005

22 July

Premier Bob Carr announces his retirement after 10yrs of service

1989

28 December

Australia's most devastating earthquake hit Newcastle, New South Wales at 10:27am.

1977

01 January

The Festival of Sydney begins.

1884

01 September

Sydney's General Post Office (GPO) is opened in Martin Place

1872

25 June

Copper discovered near Orange, NSW

1870

24 August

British troops pull out of NSW

1870

25 May

Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt shot dead near Uralla

1823

15 February

The first gold discovery is made by James McBrien in the Fish River, near Bathurst, New South Wales

1811

20 April

A road from Sydney to Parramatta is open to traffic

1810

15 January

Australia's first official horse race is held in Hyde Park, Sydney. It was held by the Officers of the 73rd regiment

1810

01 January

Governor Lachlan Macquarie arrives in Sydney

1804

14 March

Irish convicts mutiny at Castle Hill, Sydney

Things to See

  • Art Gallery of NSW

    Art Gallery of NSW

  • Bare Island

    Bare Island

  • Bondi Pavillion

    Bondi Pavillion

  • Lunar Park

    Lunar Park

  • Scenic World Skyway

    Scenic World Skyway

  • St Mary's Cathedral

    St Mary's Cathedral



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