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Using timelines in your classroom is a key requirement of the Australian HASS curriculum. By incorporating this History of Queensland Timeline into your classroom you will not only be meeting these history requirements but you will also have a great display in your classroom that can lead to further language-rich activities and investigations.
Key events include:
- arrival of Aboriginal people
- Arrival of Willem Janszoon on the Duyfken
- Arrival of Captain Cook on Possession Island
- John Oxley begins journey to find new penal sites
- John Oxley travels up Brisbane River and camps at Breakfast Creek
- Moreton Bay Convict Settlement established on Brisbane River
- Alan Cunningham discovers the Darling Downs and a gap through the Dividing Range
- The predecessor to the Courier Mail is first published
- Municipality of Brisbane is established
- Queensland becomes a separate colony
- Robert George Wyndham Herbert becomes Queensland's first Premier
- The first telegraph line in Queensland is established
- The first Queensland vs. New South Wales cricket match is played
- Queensland's first rail line opens
- James Nash discovers gold on the Mary River near Gympie
- Free primary education is introduced in Queensland
- The first Ekka is held in Brisbane
- The first electric light is switched on
- Severe flooding (1893)
- A great drought begins
- The colony of Queensland becomes a state
- Queensland women are granted the right to vote
- Qantas – Australia’s first airline is established
- Cane toads are deliberately introduced to Queensland
- The Story Bridge first opens
- Japanese flying boats bomb Townsville
- The Bruce Highway linking Brisbane and Cairns is completed
- Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen starts his premiership
- The Brisbane flood (1974)
- Queensland beats New South Wales 20–10 in the first State of Origin game
- Queen Elizabeth II officially opens World Expo '88
- Queensland wins the Sheffield Shield for the first time
- Queensland’s population reaches 4 million
- Nambour-born Kevin Rudd becomes the first Queenslander to become Australian Prime Minister
- Anna Bligh is sworn in as Queensland's first female Premier
- Significant flooding occurs in many areas of Queensland during late December 2010 and early January 2011
- Severe tropical Cyclone Yasi crosses the Queensland coast
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How many posters are included?
37 key events that have shaped Queensland as we know it today are featured in this poster set. Each poster features the year date, a brief description of the event and a high resolution clip art.
Can I share this resource with my teaching partner?
No. This product is for personal use only. Multiple licences are available for use among more than one person.
On what size paper is this resource best printed?
This resource is designed to be printed on A4 sized paper. To fit other paper sizes, ensure you hit 'fit to page' before printing.
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