The First Fleet arrives in Sydney, carrying supplies and convicts.
Captain Arthur Phillip settles in Sydney, 1788
Matthew Flinders mapped Australia on January 1st, 1801.
The Blue Mountains are discovered by Gregory Blaxland, William Lawson and Charles Wentworth.
In 1824, Lieutenant John Oxley established Moreton bay settlement, which later moved and made Brisbane.
The Swan River colony, aka Western Australia colony, became a free colony on May 2 when Captain Fremantle took possession of the land in the name of the King Of England.
Victoria was separated from NSW and only 1750 convicts, known as the Exiles, were sent directly to there.
Tasmania became official in 1856. In the 50 years from 1803-1853 around 75,000 convicts were transported to Tasmania.
New South Wales and Queensland were made seperate states.
AUSTRALIA BECOMES A COMMONWEALTH IN 1901!!