Vacation English Course

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

 

Timeline

Do you know anything about Australian history? When did the Aborigines arrive? When did the first Europeans arrive?

Look at the table below.
You can see some important dates and events in Australia's history. All Australians know the dates in red. What happened on those dates? Can you guess?

50,000 years ago
10,000 years ago
Sea levels rise and Australia is cut off from New Guinea. Tasmania is cut off from the mainland.
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1778
1851
1901
1920
Australia first airline QANTAS opens
1923
Vegemite is made and sold for the first time
1932
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
1945
After World War 2 migrants begin to arrive from Europe
1956
1967
Aborigines are allowed to vote in Australian elections.
1970
Australia's migration policy allows Lebanese refugees
1971
Neil Bonner becomes the first Aboriginal Member of Parliament
1973
The Sydney Opera House opens
1976
Vietnamese refugees begin arriving
1981
Asian migration widens
2000

Look at ALL the dates and events one more time and then answer the questions below.

 


How good is your memory?
Can you remember the answers?

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