Time of South Australia from discovery to 1901

Events

There are more than 15,000 Indigenous Australians before being in contact with settlers as well as over 50 different tribes in South Australia

1624

The Dutch lead by Francois Thijssen are the first to see the south coast of Australia

1627

Frenchman Bruni d'Entrecasteaux sails to the head of the Great Australian Bight

1792

Matthew Flinders makes a detailed study of the coast east from Fowlers Bay where he mets French navigator Nicholas Baudin, who is also surveying the coast

Approx. 1802

A government survey party rejects Kangaroo Island as a place to settle a colony

1804

Collet Barker, a British millitary officer is sent to further explore South Australia and names the Sturt River after Sturt and climbs Mount Lofty

1830

South Australia is explored from the inside by Charles Sturt during his voyage down the Murray River

1830

Members from the South Australian Association persuade the British to pass the South Australian Act

Approx. 1834

Official Settlement of South Australia occurs after years of negotiation

1836

Governor John Hindmarsh lands at Holdfast Bay and proclaims the commencement of South Australia's colonial government

28 December 1836

The legislative council passes a compromise Constitution Bill and sends it to Britain for approval

1853

The largest mineral discovery at Moonta, South AUstralia

1862

The maritime strike occurs

1890