Important Events in Australian History

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1854
The revolt of miners against the authorities from the town of Ballarat in Victoria.
Eureka Stockade
1901
When all of the colonies came together to form one nation.
Federation
1993
Paul Keating's speech in this suburb of Sydney marks a significant moment in Aboriginal history.
Redfern
1778
When 11 ships came to Australia from Britain, eventually establishing the colony of New South Wales.
First Fleet
c. 1909-1969
Many indigenous children are unfairly taken away from their families to be brought up with white families.
Stolen Generation
1942
First major attack by a foreign power on Australian soil.
Darwin Bombing
2009
Bushfires that killed 173 people in Victoria.
Black Saturday
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1996
35 people killed and 23 injured in a massacre at this popular historic tourist attraction.
Port Arthur
1974
Natural disaster that devastated Darwin.
Cyclone Tracy
1989
A 5.6 earthquake hits this NSW city, killing 13 people.
Newcastle
1977-1979
This cricket tournament spearheaded by Kerry Packer revolutionises the sport.
World Series Cricket
1973
This monumental building, designed by Jorn Utzon, was formally opened.
Sydney Opera House
2008
This Prime Minister apologises to the Aboriginal people for the wrongdoings during the answer to Q5.
Kevin Rudd
1829
This WA city, on the Swan River, is founded.
Perth
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Level 20
Jun 4, 2014
World Series Cricket = one day cricket?
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Level 37
Jun 7, 2014
Call it the father of ODI maybe, WSC was Packer's initiative that led to One Day Cricket
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Level 37
Jun 7, 2014
But I will make one day cricket an acceptable answer