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.
Highest rainfall in Australia over 24hrs, recorded at Bellenden Ker, Queensland - 1140mm (45").
Brisbane's Victoria Bridge is opened
Brisbane Telegraph begins publication
Brisbane's first General Post Office (GPO) opens
Free compulsary & secular education. The first of colonies to introduce such legislation
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.