1901-Australia became independent from Britain.
1908- Women in Victoria win the right to vote in a state election. The site of the federal capital is decided.
1909- The capital territory of Australia is finally decided.
1910-The Aborigines Act took place.
1911-The Commonwealth Bank was created.
1913- Australia's national capital, Canberra, was founded to draw people from the coast to the outback.
1914-World War I was declared, and Australia assisted to fight against Germany.
1915- Trans-Australian Railway was completed, it ran from South Australia to Perth.
1920-After the war, the Australian Country party was formed.
1921-The first parliamentarian woman was voted to the Australian government.
1923-The Great Depression devastates Australia.
1931-Sydney's Harbour Bridge is constructed.
1939-Australia joins Britain in fighting against Germany.
1941-After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Australia declared war on Japan.
1950-Australian troops are sent out to fight in the Korean War.
1953-The U.K. tests an atomic bomb on Emu Field, northwestern South Australia
1962-The federal voting rights were extended to the native people of Australia, the Aborigines.
1965-Australia joins the U.S. troops in the Vietnam War.
1971-Aboriginal people, for the first time, were included in the Census. The Census came to be 12.8 million.
1972-The Australian troops withdraw from the Vietnam War.
1976-Sir Douglas Nicholls becomes the first Aboriginal State Governor.
1983-Sydney, Australia gets the honor of hosting the 2000 Olympics.
1986-Mary Gaudron QC was the first woman to be appointed to the High Court.
1989-A self-government is established in Australian Capital Territory.
1993-The Native Title Act was Passed.
1998-A constitutional convention voted in favor of making Australia a republic by Jan. 1, 2001
2000-Sydney hosts the 2000 Olympics.