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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

01 November

Makybe Diva breaks records by winning 3rd consecutive Melbourne Cups

2005

02 September

Victorian Coroner hands down finding that Prime Minister Harold Holt's life was claimed by wild surf at Cheviot Beach in 1967

1874

24 November

The Victorian Government requires all children to be vaccinated against smallpox within 6 months of work

1873

12 November

New Act to regulate conditions in sweat shops which exploit female & under-age workers

1872

13 June

Royal Mint opened in Melbourne

1871

05 December

Sandhurst, better known as Bendigo, is proclaimed a city. At this time Bendigo was one of the colony's greatest producers of gold since it was first discovered there in 1856.

1870

08 August

Melbourne Town Hall officially opened

1869

10 January

The clipper Thermopylay completed fastest voyage from London to Melbourne, in 64 days.

1770

19 April

Captain Cook aboard the Endeavour sights the Australian coast at Port Hicks, in Victoria

Things to See

  • Australian Centre for Moving Images

    Australian Centre for Moving Images

  • Brighton Beach

    Brighton Beach

  • Convention Centre

    Convention Centre

  • Federation Square

    Federation Square

  • Royal Exhibition Building

    Royal Exhibition Building

  • Street Art

    Street Art



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