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Australia

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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Australia

Australia: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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...Commonwealth of Australia Australia (New Holland, Terra Australis) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 Victorian era 1900s 20th century Politics British empire Australia and Oceania Empires 1901 1901 Australia passes an Immigration Restriction Act to underpin the White Australia policy White Australia policy A Dictionary of World History 2 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Politics Migration War Australia and Oceania Society 1904 1904 John Christian Watson becomes Australia's first Labor prime minister, leading a minority government that...

Australia and Oceania

Australia and Oceania: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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...in English Fiction Australia 1923 1923 Vegemite is launched in Melbourne as Australia's answer to Marmite Vegemite The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1920s 20th century Social and domestic Society Australia 1927 1927 The Australian parliament moves from Melbourne to a temporary Parliament House in the new federal capital at Canberra Canberra (Australian Capital Territory/Australia) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 1920s 20th century Politics Australia 1928 1928 In only his third Test match, 20-year-old Australian cricketer Donald...

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands: c. 1300 BCE - 1951  

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...World History 2 3100-1000 BCE Migration Australia and Oceania Society c. 200 BCE 200 BCE Seafarers reach and colonize the Pacific island of Samoa Polynesians A Dictionary of World History 2 3rd century BCE 2nd century BCE Migration Australia and Oceania Society c. 1000? 1000? The huge stone heads standing on Easter Island are carved and erected at some time between the sixth and seventeenth century AD Easter Island The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology 2 10th century 11th century Arts Sculpture Religion Australia and Oceania 1521 1521 Portuguese...

New Zealand

New Zealand: c. 800 - 2005  

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...Face 20th century Science Medicine Australia and Oceania 1930 1930 The New Zealand racehorse Phar Lap wins huge popularity after an easy victory in the Melbourne Cup 1930s 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1931 1931 The Statute of Westminster defines and formalizes the concept of the British Commonwealth Statute of Westminster The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 3 1930s 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Africa South Africa Australia and Oceania Europe Britain North...

Sports and games

Sports and games: c. 3000 BCE - 2010  

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...hosts the Olympics, in what becomes known as 'the Friendly Games' Olympic Games The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1950s 20th century Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1956 1956 18-year-old Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert wins three gold medals in the Melbourne Olympics, at 100m, 200m and 400m Cuthbert, Betty (1938– ) The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1950s 20th century Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1957 1957 Barbadian cricketer Gary Sobers, playing in Kingston, Jamaica, against Pakistan, makes a record Test...

Exploration

Exploration: c. 600 BCE - 1958  

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...1862 1862 John McDouall Stuart reaches the north coast of Australia at Van Diemen's Gulf seven months after setting off from Adelaide Stuart, John McDouall (1815–66) The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 19th century Victorian era British empire European empires from 1415 Australia and Oceania Europe Society Empires Australia 1862 1862 The bones of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills are brought back to Melbourne after the heroic failure of their attempt to cross Australia Wills, Robert O'Hara, and William, explorers The Oxford Companion...

Migration

Migration: c. 2.2 million years ago - 1948  

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...homeland for all Jews Herzl, Theodor (1860–1904) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions 1 rev 19th century Politics Religion Judaism Austria Society 1901 1901 Australia passes an Immigration Restriction Act to underpin the White Australia policy White Australia policy A Dictionary of World History 2 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Politics War Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1917 1917 Foreign Secretary A.J. Balfour declares Britain's conditional support for a homeland in Palestine for the Jews Balfour declaration A Dictionary of Contemporary...

British empire

British empire: 1583 - 1997  

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...Portsmouth for Australia First Fleet The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 18th century Britain 1750-1900 Politics Conquest and colonization Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles European empires from 1415 Australia and Oceania Europe Empires Australia Britain 1788 1788 After a journey of eight months from England the First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay First Fleet The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 18th century Politics Conquest and colonization Migration European empires from 1415 Australia and Oceania Europe...

Vietnam

Vietnam: 207 BCE - 2003  

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...Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World 2 1960s 20th century War US presidents Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Rulers and politicians North America United States 1965 1965 Australia sends a first contingent of 1500 troops to fight in Vietnam Vietnam War The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1960s 20th century War Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Australia and Oceania Australia 1968 1968 The Vietcong launch widespread attacks on South Vietnamese cities during the Tet (lunar new year) holiday Tet Offensive (1968) A Dictionary of World History 2 1960s...

Edwardian era

Edwardian era: 1901 - 1910  

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...in the Twentieth Century 1 1900s 20th century Exploration War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Scotland British Isles Europe Society Britain 1901 1901 Australia passes an Immigration Restriction Act to underpin the White Australia policy White Australia policy A Dictionary of World History 2 1900s 20th century Politics Migration War Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1901 1901 The 1901 census reveals that the population of the United Kingdom has almost doubled in 50 years, to 38 million census A Dictionary of Sociology 3 rev 1900s 20th...

1970s

1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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...North America United States 1970 1970 Australian feminist Germaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch as a wake-up call to women Greer, Germaine (1939) A Dictionary of Critical Theory 1 20th century Literature Literature in English Australia and Oceania Australia 1970 1970 Australian tennis player Margaret Court achieves the grand slam in singles, adding it to her previous grand slam in doubles Court, Margaret (1942– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1970 1970 Edward Heath is prime...

Opera

Opera: 1597 - 1988  

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...Music Europe Italy 1887 1887 The Australian soprano Nellie Melba makes her operatic debut as Gilda in Rigoletto in Brussels Melba, Nellie (1861) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 5 19th century Performing arts Music Australia and Oceania Europe Belgium Australia c. 1892 1892 The French chef Auguste Escoffier creates and names a dessert in honour of the Australian soprano Nellie Melba Melba An A-Z of Food and Drink 1 19th century Performing arts Music Social and domestic Australia and Oceania Europe France Society Australia 1893 1893 Giacomo Puccini has...

1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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...Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Asia South Asia India (republic) Europe Britain 1981 1981 Australian entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch buys Britain's establishment newspaper, The Times , and its related titles Murdoch, (Keith) Rupert (1931– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Australia and Oceania Europe Australia Britain 1981 1981 A Turkish assailant in St Peter's Square in Rome shoots and seriously wounds John Paul II John Paul II...

Society

Society: c. 2.2 million years ago - 2011  

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...the Olympics, in what becomes known as 'the Friendly Games' Olympic Games The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1950s 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Australia 1956 1956 18-year-old Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert wins three gold medals in the Melbourne Olympics, at 100m, 200m and 400m Cuthbert, Betty (1938– ) The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1950s 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Australia 1957 1957 Six founding nations (Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, West Germany)...

European empires from 1415

European empires from 1415: 1415 - 1997  

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...Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay First Fleet The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 18th century Politics Conquest and colonization Migration British empire Australia and Oceania Europe Society Empires Australia 1788 1788 Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable coastal site for the first penal colony in Australia, names the place Sydney Cove Sydney (Australia, Canada) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 18th century Politics Conquest and colonization British empire Australia and Oceania Europe Empires Australia 1789 1789...

Communication

Communication: c. 3100 BCE - 2010  

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...States History 1 19th century Victorian era Britain 1750-1900 Technology Inventions and discoveries Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Europe Britain 1870 1870 Adelaide and Darwin are linked across the entire Australian continent by the Overland Telegraph Line 19th century Technology Australia and Oceania Australia 1871 1871 Italian US immigrant Antonio Meucci files a patent in New York for the invention of the telephone Meucci, Antonio Oxford Dictionary of English 3 19th century Technology Inventions and discoveries North America United...

1950s

1950s: 1950 - 1959  

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...the Olympics, in what becomes known as 'the Friendly Games' Olympic Games The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1956 1956 18-year-old Australian sprinter Betty Cuthbert wins three gold medals in the Melbourne Olympics, at 100m, 200m and 400m Cuthbert, Betty (1938– ) The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 20th century Sports and games Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1956 1956 Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima publishes The Temple of the Golden Pavilion Mishima,...

Social and domestic

Social and domestic: c. 15,000 years ago - 2011  

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...fantasy levels, at 242 million marks to the dollar Germany A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1920s 20th century Commerce and industry Germany Society 1923 1923 Vegemite is launched in Melbourne as Australia's answer to Marmite Vegemite The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1920s 20th century Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1923 1923 Rudolf Hess suggests to Hitler the policy of Lebensraum or 'living space' for the German people Lebensraum The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 1920s 20th century Politics Germany Society 1924...

1930s

1930s: 1930 - 1939  

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...as the Gran Chaco Chaco War (1932–35) A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century War Latin America South America 1932 1932 One of the defining landmarks of Sydney, in Australia, is opened – the single-span steel arch bridge across the city's harbour Sydney Harbour Bridge The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 20th century Technology Engineering Australia and Oceania Australia 1932 1932 Adolf Hitler stands for election as president of the German republic and wins 36% of the vote Nazi Party A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century...

Engineering

Engineering: c. 515 BCE - 2010  

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...A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2 1930s 20th century Technology North America United States 1932 1932 One of the defining landmarks of Sydney, in Australia, is opened – the single-span steel arch bridge across the city's harbour Sydney Harbour Bridge The Oxford Companion to Australian History 1 rev 1930s 20th century Technology Australia and Oceania Australia 1932 1932 US aviator Amelia Earhart lands in Ireland 15 hours after leaving Newfoundland, to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Earhart, Amelia (1897–1937)...

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