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Group of citizens is allowed to vote

1842

Establishment of 6 separate colonies, each with their own Constitutions

1850

Gold was first discovered

1851

Eureka Stockade

1854

Abolish the mining licence

Weren't represented

Wanted to be able to vote even if they didn't own land

SA, NSW and VIC allowing men to vote

1856

Women's Sufferage began

1888

Referendum for a Constitution

1890

Women's Right to vote

1894

Australian States and The Constitution were created

1901

Most people aged 21 and over gain the right to vote

1902

Officially gave men and women the right to vote

Voting becomes compulsory

1924

Aboriginals could vote

1962

Referendum for Aboriginals to be included in the Census

1967

Voting age changed from 21 to 18 and over

1973