Australian History (William)

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Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovers Tasmania

1642

Captain James Cook claims Australia for Britain

1770

British settle on Australia

1788

Matthew Flinders sails completely around Australia

1803

Women get the right to vote

1894

Commonwealth of Australia comes into being

1901

Australia fights in World War I

1914 - 1918

Canberra becomes capital of Australia

1927

Australia fights in World War II

1939 - 1945

Centenary of Federation

2001

Celebrating the joining together of Australian states in 1901.