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A Chronology
Timeline through letters

1836
Captain William Lonsdale is appointed as first Police Magistrate (later Superintendent, then Sub-Treasurer and subsequently Colonial Secretary).

1847

Charles Joseph La Trobe climbs Station Peak (now Flinders Peak) in the You Yangs and as a keen botanist delights in the wildflowers among the granite rock.
1848
The Argus newspaper is taken over by Edward Wilson and becomes an unrelenting critic of Charles Joseph La Trobe.
1851
Licences are first issued to gold diggers in Victoria.
1851
Gold is discovered at Ballarat.
1853
Charles Joseph La Trobe lays the foundation stone of the Geelong Railway Terminus.

1854

The first locomotive steam railway line in Australia opens between Melbourne and Sandridge (Port Melbourne), a distance of two and a quarter miles.
 
1854
The first Statistical Register of Victoria, compiled by William Archer and proofread by La Trobe, is published.
1854
The first cricket match is played on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 

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