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Key Australian events
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Captain Cook discovers Australia and claims the land for Britain
Canberra is founded as the new Capital city.
Captain Willen Janszoon makes the first recorded landfall in Australia by a European.
The airline Qantas is founded.
Television in Australia is launched.
Apple releases the first iPhone.
The last remaining Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) dies.
Widespread access to the Internet is available for the general public in Australia.
Vegemite is first produced.
The first all Australian car is made: the Holden.
Ayers rock first sighted by Europeans
The last convicts are shipped to Tasmania.
Australia becomes it's own nation.
The first Aboriginies arrived in Australia around this time.
Australian Government returns Uluru to its traditional owners.
The world's first labor government forms in Queensland.
Gold is discovered in NSW and Victoria.
The Great Depression hits Australia.
The one dollar coin replaces the one dollar note.
The Sydney Opera House is formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Julia Gillard becomes the 27th and first female Prime Minister of Australia.
Australian James Harrison invents the worlds first practical refrigerator.
Wi-Fi is invented by Australian researchers at CSIRO.
Australian Rules football is developed.
Sydney hostage crisis.
Formal apology to the Stolen Generation by Kevin Rudd.
Man walks on the moon.
Queensland experiences major flooding from Cyclone Yasi.
Goods and Services tax is introduced.
Same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia.
Australian women win the right to maternity leave.
Granville rail disaster.
Port Arthur Massacre transforms gun control legislation.
Australian troops fight in World War II
Australian involvement in the Vietnam War.
Australian troops fight in World War I
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