History Of Australia

Though the history of Australia as the smallest continent is age old, the advent of the human species to these parts is as recent as 50,000 years ago through migration from unknown parts of Asia.

Over the years since the early 1600, various explorers landed in Australia via the Torres Strait leaving behind their own mark. These include the Dutch, Spanish, French and English. The first settlers and original islanders are now known as the Torres Strait Islanders.

The first Colony was established by the British in 1788 under Capt. Arthur Phillip at Botany Bay. Today it is known as Sydney. By and by, more and more ships docked here carrying various settlers making a fresh start, and as Australia’s natural resources started being tapped, the country grew from strength to strength, into the vibrant community that Australia now represents.