Australia Timeline

New South Wales

Timeline   ACT   NSW   NT   QLD
SA   TAS   VIC   WA   Australia

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.

1989

28 December

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

1977

01 January

The Festival of Sydney begins.

1804

04 March

Castle Hill convict rebellion, also known as the second Battle of Vinegar Hill, occurred in New South Wales.

1788

02 November

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).

1788

26 April

An exploring party led by Captain Phillip sighted and named the Blue Mountains.

1788

15 March

Captain Phillip issued the first government conservation order, that no trees should be cut down within 50 feet (15 metres) of the stream that ran into Sydney Cove.

1788

02 March

Captain Phillip set out to explore Broken Bay. On this trip he discovered and named Pittwater.

1788

27 February

Thomas Barratt was hanged for stealing in stores, the first execution.

1788

07 February

Captain Phillip addressed the convicts, wishing them ‘reformation, happiness, and prosperity, in this new country'.

1788

06 February

The women convicts came ashore. There followed a ‘scene of debauchery and riot’, accompanied by a violent thunderstorm.

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



TOP