The Establishment of the Australian Colonies

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The First Fleet settles at Sydney Cove 1788

1788

Second Fleet arrives

1790

Third Fleet arrives

1791

The Colony of Van Diemen's Land established

1825

The Northern Territory was incorporated into New South Wales

1825

Western Australia established

1827

South Australia established

1836

New Zealand separated from New South Wales

1841

Victoria separated from New South Wales

1851

Van Diemen's Land becomes Tasmania

1856

Queensland separated form New South Wales

1859

Control of the Northern Territory given to South Australia

1863

Federation of the Australian States

1901

The Australian Capital Territory established

1911

Northern Territory separated from South Australia

1912