1750-1918 timeline

Events

bennelong

1764 - 1813

Bennelong was a member of the Wangal clan who lived on the south side of Parramatta River. He had close links with the Wallumedegal clan who lived on the west side of the river, and the Burramattagal clan who lived near today's Parramatta. He had several sisters, including Warreeweer and Carangarang, who married important men from other clans. This gave Bennelong strong political links to the clans living around the new settlement at Sydney. Bennelong had a daughter named Dilboong who died as a baby, and a son who was adopted by Rev. William Walker. Named as Thomas Walker Coke, he died after a short illness aged about 20.

first fleet

1788

"The First Fleet" is the name given to a group of 11 ships that sailed from Portsmouth, England on 13 May 1787 and arrived in Australia on 18 January 1788, with the first European settlers of Australia. They were the founders of the Australian nation we know today.
These first settlers were convicts from Britain's overcrowded prisons who were forcefully resettled in Australia to colonise the country. They were accompanied by guards, civilian officials and the sailors who manned the ships that brought them on a 24,000 km journey half-way across the world to a dry and desolate continents.

first fleet

1788

"The First Fleet" is the name given to a group of 11 ships that sailed from Portsmouth, England on 13 May 1787 and arrived in Australia on 18 January 1788, with the first European settlers of Australia. They were the founders of the Australian nation we know today.
These first settlers were convicts from Britain's overcrowded prisons who were forcefully resettled in Australia to colonise the country. They were accompanied by guards, civilian officials and the sailors who manned the ships that brought them on a 24,000 km journey half-way across the world to a dry and desolate continents.

French revolution

1789 - 1799

French Revolution, also called Revolution of 1789 was a time of political and social uprising in France that began in 1789 because of the imbalance that existed between the rich an poor.

The French Revolution effected other countries in various ways. In Europe the revolution led to a series of wars between multiple countries and the French. It also led to the rise of Napoleon and the empire he won.

gold rush

1848 - 1855

When the gold rush began, many people left their jobs to find a fortune on the gold fields. As a result, shops closed down for there was no one in the towns to work in them, nor any people to buy the products sold, schools had to close down because there were no one to teach the children and ships in the harbours lay empty as the crew and passengers were on their way to the gold fields.

The sale of alcohol was banned on the gold field to help control bad behaviour. As this was impossible to enforce, the sale of illegal liquor became common practice behind the backs of the authorities. “Sly grog shanties” were built and would sell spirits such as whisky, gin etc rather than beer because it was cheaper to transport. This resulted in an intoxication problem with the people living and working on the gold.

titanic

1911

More than 100 years after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, people are still fascinated with the history of the Titanic, fixating on Titanic facts that range from fascinating to macabre.

When the wreckage of the Titanic was discovered near Newfoundland in 1985, interest in the sinking of the Titanic was rekindled, and when the Titanic movie was released in 1997, the disaster became an obsession with many people. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio brought the Titanic’s story to life, albeit through a romanticized and fictionalized version of events.

Who were the survivors of the Titanic? Who were the victims? What famous passengers were on the Titanic? What Titanic mistakes were made and which could have been prevented? Why was the Titanic called “unsinkable” and how did it sink? What Titanic artifacts have surfaced and who owns them?

We’ve compiled the answers to all of these Titanic questions and hundreds of others…as a tribute to the 705 passengers and crew who survived and to the 1,517 souls who perished.

world war 1

Approx. 28 July 1914 - Approx. 11 November 1918

The first world war, was a global war in Europe, set off by the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife Sophie. Archduke Franz was the nephew of emperor Franz Josef was next inline for the throne of Austria and hungary. The assassination was planned by a serbian terrorist group, called "the black hand'', and the man who shot Franz Ferdinand and his wife was a bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip.