English Across the Curriculum
James Cook explores the eastern coast of Australia and names it New South Wales
Great Britain makes New South Wales a colony for prisoners.
Gold is discovered in New South Wales and Victoria
Canberra becomes Australia's new capital.
The Australian government passes laws to help the Aborigines and starts giving them back their land.
Australia's population votes to stay a monarchy. Elisabeth II remains the Head of State.
Sydney is host to the 2000 Summer Olympics.