Australia, its historical past and intriguing details

Australia, its history and intriguing information A brief history Human beings are considered to have arrived in Australia about 40,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. They are the first residents, called aborigines and they have descendant still today ( Source visa for Australia ). People was around a million before the European settlement and today around 350,000 people are in Australia.The Dutch sighted Australia in 1606 while the British landed in 1688. But it was Captain James Cooks maiden voyage that claimed the land for Great Britain. A British colony was set up in 1788 with about 161,000 English convicts transferred and settled there. Previous prisoners and free settlers set up six colonies which became states after. In 1901 these colonies were federated into the Commonwealth of Australia and a…
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