Australia

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The English captain James Cook claims Australia for Great Britain.

1770

The first colony in what is now Queensland was established.

1824

The Commonwealth of Australia is formed.

1900

Lots of immigrants come to find a new life after the war.

1945

The Beatles tour Australia.

1964

13 people are in an underground explosion.

1975

13 people are killed in an Air balloon accident.

1989

A gas explosion kills 2 people in Sydney.

1995

Sydney hosts the summer Olympics.

2000

The first women prime minister, Julia Gillard, is elected.

2010