Key Dates in Indigenous Australian History

Part of Indigenous Australia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Indigenous peoples have lived in Australia for an estimated 60,000 years — but it’s impossible to cover all of that history in such short space! Instead, the following timeline starts from European colonisation in 1770, and details important Indigenous events throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, right through to Kevin Rudd’s apology speech in 2008.