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Australian States and Territories History







States and Territories timeline





Histories of the earliest European settlements in each state and territory


New South Wales

Sydney (1788)
Norfolk Island (1788)
Hawkesbury River (1794)
Newcastle (1802)

Tasmania

Risdon Cove settlement (1803)
Tamar River (1804)
Hobart (1804)
Circular Head (1826)

Victoria

Sullivan Bay, Port Phillip (1803)
Western Port (1824)
Portland (1834)
Melbourne (1835)

Northern Territory

Fort Dundas, Melville Island (1824)
Fort Wellington, Raffles Bay (1827)
Victoria, Port Essington (1838)
Darwin (1869)

Queensland

Moreton Bay (Brisbane) (1834)

Townsville (1864)

Cairns (1876)



Western Australia

Albany (1826)
Perth, WA (1829)
Swan River mania


South Australia

Adelaide (1836)
Proclamation Day

Other Territories
Australian Capital Territory (1910)
Norfolk Island (1788)
New Zealand (1839-41)
New Australia and Cosme (1893-99)
Territory of Papua (1902-75)

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