The English captain James Cook claims Australia for Great Britain.
The first colony in what is now Queensland was established.
The Commonwealth of Australia is formed.
Lots of immigrants come to find a new life after the war.
The Beatles tour Australia.
13 people are in an underground explosion.
13 people are killed in an Air balloon accident.
A gas explosion kills 2 people in Sydney.
Sydney hosts the summer Olympics.
The first women prime minister, Julia Gillard, is elected.