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1860s

Defining Moments in Australian History

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1860s

1861: First Melbourne Cup
1863: South Sea Islanders brought to Queensland as indentured labourers
1867: Australia’s first royal visit – by Prince Alfred, son of Queen Victoria
1868: Aboriginal cricket team tours England
1868: Convict transportation to Australia ends