History of Colonial Australia timeline
Description: These high quality posters, link to the Australian curriculum and feature 18 key milestones that lead to the establishment of the various colonies around Australia. The timeline also indicates the arrival of convicts to Australia and when that stopped. Each poster features the year and description of the event, as well as a supporting high resolution clip art or photograph from the era. Use to support your Australian history unit as posters or on the interactive whiteboard.
Each poster is best printed on A4 sized paper.
The events inlcuded in these posters are as follows (note the content described here is paraphrased and in more detail on the posters):
1770 – James Cook explores Australia
1786 – Arthur Phillip is appointed governor
1788 – First Fleet arrives at Port Jackson
1790 – The Second Fleet arrives
1793 – Arthur Phillip’s term as governor ends
1802-03 – Flinders circumnavigates Australia
1803 – Penal Colony established in Tasmania
1808 – William Bligh forced from office
1810 – Lachlan Macquarie begins as governor
1813 – Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworkth complete Blue Mountains crossing
1824 – A penal settlement is established in Moreton Bay
1829 – Colony of Perth is established
1835 – Settlement is established in Port Phillip
1836 – Settlement established in South Australia
1842 – South Australia declared a colony
1851 – Victoria declared a colony
1859 – Queensland declared a colony
1868 – Western Australia receives last convicts
Please note: This product is for personal use only.