See also: 1807 in Australia, other events of 1808, 1809 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history. See also 1806 in Australia, other events of 1807, 1808 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history. Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year See also 1808 in Australia, other events of 1809, 1810 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history. This is a timeline of Australian history. BC c 68000 BC-40000 BC Aboriginal tribes thought to have arrived in Australia
Governors of the Australian colonies:
- January 26 - John Macarthur is arrested sparking the Rum Rebellion. The Governors of the Australian states are the representatives in the six states of Australia of Australia's monarch Queen Elizabeth II. The Governor of New South Wales is the representative in the Australian state of New South Wales of Australia's monarch, Elizabeth II, Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817 was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Joseph Foveaux (1767 – 20 March 1846 was a soldier and convict settlement administrator in colonial New South Wales, Australia. The Governor of Tasmania is the representative in the Australian state of Tasmania of Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia. David Collins ( 3 March 1754 – 24 March 1810) was the inaugural Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Van Diemens Land, founded Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. John MacArthur may refer to John Macarthur (wool pioneer (1766–1834 Australian wool industry pioneer John D The Rum Rebellion, also known as the Rum Puncheon Rebellion of 1808 was the only successful armed takeover of government in Australia's recorded history Military officers supporting Macarthur arrest Governor Bligh. Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817 was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator
- February 2 - William Paterson sails to Sydney from Port Dalrymple to take over the administration of New South Wales following the removal of Bligh. Events 962 - Translatio imperii: Pope John XII crowns Otto I Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor Colonel William Paterson ( 17 August 1755, Montrose, Scotland – 21 June 1810, off Cape Horn) was a Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817 was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator
Exploration and Settlement
- First settlement at Kingston, Tasmania. Kingston is a suburb and region on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
- September 23 - William Henty, one of the Henty brothers (although the only brother not to set foot in Portland, Victoria): he took a leading part in the legal disputes over the settlement. Events 1122 - Concordat of Worms. 1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English See also Henty Brothers James Henty (1800 - 1882 founded James Henty and Company, merchants The city of Portland is the oldest European settlement in what is now the state of Victoria, Australia.
- June 19 - Alexander Dalrymple, who had strongly opposed the establishment of New South Wales in A Serious Admonition to the Public on the Intended Thief-Colony at Botany Bay (London, 1786). Events 1179 - The Norwegian Battle of Kalvskinnet outside Nidaros. Alexander Dalrymple ( July 24, 1737 &ndash June 19, 1808) was a Scottish Geographer and the first Hydrographer
- September 3 - Philip Gidley King, third Governor of New South Wales. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Philip Gidley King RN (23 April 1758 &ndash 3 September 1808 was an British naval officer and colonial administrator
See also Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
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