Timeline of Melbourne history

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The Melbourne skyline and Yarra River.

This is a timeline of major events in the history of the city of Melbourne, Australia.

Pre-European settlement[edit]

  • Aboriginal Australians had settled the area for at least 30,000 years.

19th century[edit]

A map dating to the 1880s shows the well-established suburbs of Melbourne

20th century[edit]

Chart of Melbourne's population growth since first settlement in 1851.

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lewis, Miles (1995). Melbourne the city's history and development, 2nd ed. City of Melbourne.
  2. ^ New South Wales Government Gazette, 12 April 1837 (No.271), p. 303.
  3. ^ Melbourne the city's history and development, 2nd ed pg 5, Miles Lewis, 1995
  4. ^ Burgmann, Verity and Meredith (1998). Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation. pp. 50–51.
  5. ^ Ness, Immanuel (2014). New Forms of Worker Organisation: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism.
  6. ^ "Melbourne tram dispute and lockout 1990 - anarcho-syndicalism in practice". libcom.org. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. ^ Lahey, Tim Colebatch and Kate (22 September 2009). "Melbourne's population hits 4 million". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  8. ^ "170,000 Shut Down Melbourne's CBD To Demand Better Pay & Work Conditions". Pedestrian TV. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  9. ^ "St Kilda beach racist protests: Far right clashes with anti-fascists". www.news.com.au. Retrieved 14 January 2019.