A Dutch explorer called Able Tasman stumbled across Tasmania in 1642. Things could’ve been very different if he hadn’t left. Otherwise we could all have been speaking Dutch at the moment. Captain James Cook claimed Australia in 1770 for Great Britain. On the 1st of January 1901 Federation happened.
It was easier to defend themselves if they were a colony.
NSW and VIC had more money.
July 9th 1900 Great Britain decided to let their colony’s go.
How many states did Australia Have when it got split into colonies?
Was Tasmania named after Able Tasman?
The Land didn’t become Australia till a lot later.