60 000 BP
|Rock shelter in Arnhem Land in NT used
60 000 years ago. Stone tools and red ochre for rock painting or body
35 500 BP
|Aboriginal family left a midden of mussel
shells, charcoal and ash after a dinner camp at Willandra Lakes in
|12 000 BP
||Sea levels rise at end of glacial period.
|9000 - 7000 BP
||Earliest visible evidence of Rainbow
Serpent beliefs, longest continuing religious beliefs in the world.
||Dugout canoes used along Australia's
||Beche de mer trade between the Aborigines
and Macassans continues until it is stopped by SA government in 1906.
||Lt James Cook claims to take possession
of the whole east coast of Australia .
||Captain Phillip raises the flag at Sydney
cove and invasion begins.
||Aboriginal people recognised as Australian
citizens with equal rights to vote.
||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
peoples celebrate their survival during the previous 200 years.