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.


01 November

Makybe Diva breaks records by winning 3rd consecutive Melbourne Cups


02 September

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


24 November

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


12 November

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


13 June

Royal Mint opened in Melbourne


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.


08 August

Melbourne Town Hall officially opened


10 January

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


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