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First Europeans to sail to Australia were the Dutch

1606 - 1607

American Revolution forced the British to stop sending prisoners to GA

1763 - 1783

Captain James Cook sailed around Australia

1770 - 1771

British Ships called the " First Fleet" left England with convicts.

1787 - 1788

New South Wales became a penal colony

1788 - 1832

Port Author was Australia largest prison; destination for the hardest

1833 - 1850

British transported prisoners

1868 - 1869

The Commonwealth of Australia was established

1901 - 1902

The government began to pass legislative to help Aborgines

1967 - 1968

Uluru was given back to the Aborgines people

1985 - 1986

Australia's Act -- all legal with the British Empire

1986 - 1987