11 British ships arrived in Sydney Cove. The land was used as the English convicts prison. But after time the land began to prosper
A select group of people could vote for the council. This was called a qualified vote
The establishment of 6 separate colonies with their own constitution.
Gold was first discovered in Victoria. Miners from all over the world flocked to the Victorian goldfields.
Miners licences were introduced into the goldfields. Miners were forced to pay to mine
22 miners and 4 soldiers were killed in the Eureka Stockade. Miners licences were then abolished and miners had the right to vote.
South Australia followed Victoria in allowing all men to vote
Men in NSW were allowed to vote
Women in South Australia started the women's suffrage league which was aimed at getting women the vote
People in colonies voted in referendum to form the constitution
In South Australia the first law was passed where women could vote
Commonwealth of Australia had begun
Commonwealth gave men and women the rights to vote officially
Everyone in Australia had to vote
Aboriginal people were finally granted the vote
A referendum was held to alter the constitution for aboriginals to be counted in the official census
The federal parliament lowered the voting age from 21 to 18
Aboriginal voting was compulsory