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Historical timeline

  • 2000s

    Queensland’s achievements in the new millennium.

  • 1900s

    The twists and turns of Queensland history during its first 100 years as an Australian state.

  • 1800s

    The foundation of Queensland as a penal settlement, its separation from New South Wales, and its development in the years before federation.

  • Pre 1700s

    Queensland's history before colonial settlement.

Additional information

Discover some of the treasures and significant collections of the State Library of Queensland on its Showcase website.

Check out the Queensland State Archives timeline of significant events in Queensland and which world events they coincided with.

Last updated
16 June, 2017
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