Australia 1789 CE

Australia has been claimed for the British empire.

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What is happening in Australia in 1789CE

The British seaman, Captain James Cook, surveyed the coast of New Zealand and the east coast of Australia in 1769-70, and claimed the lands for Britain. The first European settlement in Australia has been established at Port Jackson, Sydney Harbour, in 1788, by several hundred convicts and seamen under the control of a governor, plus a detachment of soldiers.

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