List of towns and cities in Australia by year of settlement

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Old Government House, Parramatta, circa 1799
Old Military Barracks, now Legislative Assembly Chambers, Kingston, Norfolk Island
Historic Ross Bridge with the Uniting Church in the background

This is an incomplete list of towns and cites in Australia by year of settlement.

Year Town/City State Notes
1788 Sydney New South Wales [1]
1788 Parramatta New South Wales Second oldest city in Australia[2]
1788 Kingston Norfolk Island
1791 Windsor New South Wales Third-oldest place of British settlement on the Australian continent
1798 Liverpool New South Wales [3]
1803 Hobart Tasmania [4]
1804 George Town Tasmania
1804 Newcastle New South Wales
1806 Launceston Tasmania
1808 Sorell Tasmania
1812 Ross Tasmania
1813 Longford Tasmania
1814 Bathurst New South Wales Oldest inland settlement in Australia
1818 Penrith New South Wales
1820 Maitland New South Wales
1821 Port Macquarie New South Wales
1823 Gosford New South Wales
1823 Richmond Tasmania
1824 Redcliffe Queensland First European settlement in Queensland
1825 Brisbane Queensland
1826 King George's Sound (Albany) Western Australia Oldest settlement in the western half of Australia
1827 Burnie Tasmania
1829 Perth Western Australia
1829 Fremantle Western Australia
1829 Guildford Western Australia
1830 Augusta Western Australia
1830 Berrima New South Wales
1830 Port Arthur Tasmania [5]
1831 Taree New South Wales
1832 Busselton Western Australia
1833 Northam Western Australia
1833 Goulburn New South Wales
1833 Muswellbrook New South Wales
1834 Portland Victoria
1834 Wollongong New South Wales
1835 York Western Australia [6][7]
1835 Melbourne Victoria
1836 Adelaide South Australia
1836 Bunbury Western Australia
1836 Gawler South Australia
1836 Holbrook New South Wales
1836 Kempsey New South Wales
1836 Sunbury Victoria
1836 Wauchope New South Wales
1837 Bungendore New South Wales
1837 Dandenong Victoria
1837 Southport Tasmania Most southern township in Australia
1837 Yass New South Wales
1838 Ballarat Victoria
1838 Geelong Victoria
1838 Gundagai New South Wales
1838 Queanbeyan New South Wales
1839 Albury New South Wales
1839 Mount Barker South Australia
1839 Port Lincoln South Australia
1839 Seymour Victoria
1840s Benalla Victoria
1840s Dalby Queensland
1840s Traralgon Victoria
1840s Toowoomba Queensland
1842 Ballina New South Wales [8]
1843 Boydtown New South Wales
1843 Eden New South Wales
1843 Wangaratta Victoria
1844 Bacchus Marsh Victoria
1844 Tweed Heads New South Wales
1845 Jimboomba Queensland
1845 Port Pirie South Australia
1846 Ipswich Queensland
1846 Orange New South Wales
1847 Maryborough Queensland
1847 Rockingham Western Australia
1847 Wagga Wagga New South Wales
1849 Armidale New South Wales
1849 Cooma New South Wales
1849 Dubbo New South Wales
1850 Cessnock New South Wales
1850 Geraldton Western Australia
1850 Warwick Queensland
1850 Tamworth New South Wales
1851 Bega New South Wales [9]
1851 Bendigo Victoria
1851 Castlemaine Victoria
1851 Grafton New South Wales
1851 Hamilton Victoria
1851 Sale Victoria
1851 Tenterfield New South Wales
1852 Bordertown South Australia
1852 Daylesford Victoria
1852 Glen Innes New South Wales
1852 Lismore New South Wales
1852 Mount Gambier South Australia
1852 Nowra New South Wales
1852 Port Augusta South Australia
1852 Wodonga Victoria
1853 Beechworth Victoria
1853 Goolwa South Australia
1853 Port Gregory Western Australia
1854 Colac Victoria
1854 Echuca Victoria
1854 Devonport Tasmania
1854 Gladstone Queensland
1855 Gatton Queensland
1855 Warrnambool Victoria
1856 Inverell New South Wales
1857 Ararat Victoria
1857 Ulverstone Tasmania
1858 Laidley Queensland
1858 Rockhampton Queensland
1858 Corowa New South Wales
1859 Hay New South Wales
1859 Walgett New South Wales
1860 Bairnsdale Victoria [10]
1860 Barnawartha Victoria
1860 Shepparton Victoria
1861 Bowen Queensland
1861 Bowral New South Wales
1862 Moree New South Wales
1862 St George Queensland
1862 Tharwa Australian Capital Territory Oldest official settlement in the Australian Capital Territory
1863 Cossack Western Australia First town in northwest Australia
1863 Tambo Queensland Oldest town in western Queensland
1863 Victor Harbor South Australia
1863 Walhalla Victoria
1864 Northampton Western Australia
1864 Ingham Queensland
1864 Mitchell Queensland
1865 Burketown Queensland [11]
1865 Charleville Queensland
1865 Townsville Queensland
1867 Cloncurry Queensland
1867 Gympie Queensland
1867 Nambucca Heads New South Wales
1867 Normanton Queensland
1867 Roma Queensland
1868 Cunnamulla Queensland
1868 Yeppoon Queensland
1869 Darwin Northern Territory
1870s Beaudesert Queensland
1870s Coffs Harbour New South Wales
1870s Lithgow New South Wales
1870s Mackay Queensland
1870s Morwell Victoria
1870 Bundaberg Queensland
1870 Nagambie Victoria
1870 Nambour Queensland
1870 Oakey Queensland
1871 Charters Towers Queensland
1871 Landsborough Queensland
1871 Southport Queensland
1871 Tewantin Queensland
1872 Adelaide River Northern Territory
1872 Esk Queensland
1872 Stanthorpe Queensland
1872 Alice Springs Northern Territory
1873 Cooktown Queensland
1873 Parkes New South Wales
1876 Cairns Queensland
1876 Pittsworth Queensland
1876 Winton Queensland
1877 Chinchilla Queensland
1877 Warragul Victoria
1878 Farina South Australia
1878 Killarney Queensland
1878 Miles Queensland
1879 Boulia Queensland
1879 Emerald Queensland
1879 Innisfail Queensland
1879 Katoomba New South Wales
1879 Moe Victoria
1883 Broome Western Australia
1883 Derby Western Australia
1882 Ary Queensland
1882 Boonah Queensland
1882 Hall Australian Capital Territory
1882 Mount Morgan Queensland
1883 Broken Hill New South Wales
1883 Caloundra Queensland
1883 Captains Flat New South Wales
1883 Narromine New South Wales
1884 Camooweal Queensland
1885 Batemans Bay New South Wales
1885 Childers Queensland
1885 Old Onslow Western Australia Abandoned 1925
1885 Wallangarra Queensland
1886 Wyndham Western Australia
1887 Birdsville Queensland
1887 Blackbutt Queensland
1887 Mildura Victoria
1887 Mittagong New South Wales
1888 Goondiwindi Queensland
1888 Kilcoy Queensland
1888 Longreach Queensland
1890s Kingaroy Queensland
1891 Maleny Queensland
1892 Coolgardie Western Australia [12]
1893 Kalgoorlie Western Australia
1896 Esperance Western Australia
1896 Port Hedland Western Australia
1904 Kyogle New South Wales
1904 Renmark South Australia
1911 Berri South Australia
1913 Canberra Australian Capital Territory
1913 Leeton New South Wales
1915 Coober Pedy South Australia
1916 Griffith New South Wales
1917 Quilpie Queensland
1920 Port Augusta South Australia
1920 Whyalla South Australia
1923 Mount Isa Queensland
1924 Onslow Western Australia Moved from Old Onslow
1924 Biloela Queensland
1924 Monto Queensland
1924 Murray Bridge South Australia
1926 Katherine Northern Territory
1961 Kununurra Western Australia
1961 Weipa Queensland
1965 Dampier Western Australia
1967 Exmouth Western Australia
1968 Karratha Western Australia
1980s Joondalup Western Australia
1981 Palmerston Northern Territory
1982 Jabiru Northern Territory
1987 Roxby Downs South Australia

See also

Notes

  1. Colwell 2000, p. 13.
  2. Rolfe 1969, p. 214.
  3. "Liverpool timeline". Liverpool City Council. Retrieved 11 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Colwell 2000, p. 36.
  5. Colwell 2000, p. 9.
  6. "Government Notice". The Perth Gazette and Western Australian Journal. 11 July 1835. p. 526. Retrieved 22 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Perth Surrounds". State Heritage Office. Government of Western Australia. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "The Shire's European History at a Glance". Ballina Shire Council. January 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Travel: Bega". Sydney Morning Herald. Sydney: Fairfax Media. 26 June 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Bairnsdale, Victoria". Australian Places. Monash University. 1999. Archived from the original on 4 April 2004. Retrieved 11 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Eussen 2007, p. 33.
  12. Ford 2001, p. 14.

References