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Facts & Figures

Timeline: Napoleonic Era

The Napoleonic era saw phenomenal change in Europe and spanned the emergence of Australia as a colony of Britain. From even before James Cook's landing at Botany Bay in the year following Napoleon's birth, Australia's story was intertwined with that of France and England. Eight years after Napoleon's death, all of Australia was claimed as British territory. This timeline maps some of the key events of the Napoleonic era...