Multiculturalism in Australia

Events

First Fleet

1780

Conflict and Colonisation

1790

Aboriginals resisting colonisation and settlement.

Van Dieman's Land

1804

Settlers go to Van Dieman's Land. They are given the authorisation to shoot aboriginal people.

School for Aboriginal Children

1810

Schools for Aboriginal were built to teach them about European beliefs and use them for cheap labour.

Different Religions

1817

Different religions were beginning to be introduced.

Conflict and Killing of Aboriginal People

1824

Over 100 people killed in Bathurst, New South Wales.

Canadian Exiles

1839

Canadian exiles are transported to New South Wales and Van Dieman's.

Aboriginal Massacre Rufus River

1841

30 Aboriginal people killed at Rufus River.

Pacific Islanders come to Australia

1847

Pacific Islanders brought to New South Wales to work as shepherds.

Chinese, Italian and Greek Labourers

1849

Chinese, Italian and Greek Labourers come to South Australia along with German Missionaries.

Gold Rushes

1850

Gold Rushes in New South Wales and Victoria. Population booming. People coming from many different countries. First convicts arrive in Western Australia.

Non-Aboriginal Population

1858

Non-Aboriginal Population reaches 1 million