- Thomas Laycock
- Given names
|Australian History|| 1857|
Note: Victorian Committee reported that a 'federal union' would be in the interests of all the growing colonies. However, there was not enough interest in or enthusiasm for taking positive steps towards bringing the colonies together.
Note: Victorian men achieve the right to vote.
|Australian History|| 1858|
Note: Sydney and Melbourne linked by electric telegraph.
Note: New South Wales men achieve the right to vote.
|Australian History|| 1859|
Note: SS Admella wrecked off south-east coast of South Australia with the loss of 89 lives.
Note: Australian rules football codified, Melbourne Football Club founded
Note: Queensland separates from New South Wales with its western border at 141 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1860|
Note: John McDouall Stuart reaches the centre of the continent. South Australian border changed from 132 degrees E to 129 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1861|
Note: The ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition occurs.
Note: skiing in Australia introduced by Norwegians in the Snowy Mountains goldrush town of Kiandra
|Australian History|| 1862|
Note: Stuart reaches Port Darwin, founding a settlement there. Queensland's western border is moved to 139 degrees E.
|Australian History|| 1863|
Note: South Australia takes control of the Northern Territory which was part of the colony of New South Wales.
|Australian History|| 1867|
Note: Gold is discovered at Gympie, Queensland.
Note: Saint Mary MacKillop founds Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.
|Australian History|| 1868|
Note: The transportation of convicts to Western Australia ceases.
|Australian History|| 1869|
Note: Children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are removed from their families by Australian and State government agencies.
|Marriage of a brother||John Cornell Laycock - View family|
27 January 1872
Yamba, New South Wales, Australia
brother - John Cornell Laycock
sister-in-law - Caroline Matilda Freeburn
|Australian History|| 1872|
Note: Overland Telegraph Line linking Darwin and Adelaide opens.
|Australian History|| 1873|
Note: Uluru is first sighted by Europeans, and named Ayers Rock.
|Australian History|| 1875|
Note: SS Gothenburg strikes Old Reef off North Queensland and sinks with the loss of approximately 102 lives.
Note: Adelaide Steamship Company is formed.
|Marriage of a brother||Elias Laycock - View family|
14 September 1876
brother - Elias Laycock
sister-in-law - Lucy Elizabeth Gregory
|Death of a sister|| 1877|
sister - Mary Laycock
|Death of a brother|| 25 August 1878|
Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales, Australia
brother - Maurice Laycock
|Australian History|| 1878|
Note: First horse-drawn trams in Australia commenced operations in Adelaide.
|Australian History|| 1879|
Note: The first congress of trade unions is held.
|Australian History|| 1880|
Note: The bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged.
Note: Parliamentarians in Victoria become the first in Australia to be paid for their work.
|Australian History|| 1882|
Note: First water-borne sewerage service in Australia commenced operations in Adelaide.
|Australian History|| 1883|
Note: The opening of the Sydney-Melbourne railway
Note: Silver is discovered at Broken Hill
|Australian History|| 1887|
Note: An Australian cricket team is established, defeating England in the first Ashes series. First direct Inter-colonial passenger trains begin running between Adelaide and Melbourne.
|Australian History|| 1889|
Note: The completion of the railway network between Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Note: Sir Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration.
|Australian History|| 1890|
Note: The Australian Federation Conference calls a constitutional convention.
|Australian History|| 1891|
Note: A National Australasian Convention meets, agrees on adopting the name 'the Commonwealth of Australia' and drafting a constitution.
Note: The first attempt at a federal constitution is drafted.
Note: The Convention adopts the constitution, although it has no legal status
Note: A severe depression hits Australia
|Australian History|| 1892|
Note: Gold is discovered at Coolgardie, Western Australia.
|Australian History|| 1893|
Note: The Corowa Conference (the 'people's convention') calls on the colonial parliaments to pass enabling acts, allowing the election of delegates to a new constitutional convention aimed at drafting a proposal and putting it to a referendum in each colony.
|Australian History|| 1894|
Note: South Australia becomes the first Australian colony, and the second place in the world, to grant women the right to vote, as well the first Parliament in the world to allow women to stand for office.
|Australian History|| 1895|
Note: The premiers, except for those of Queensland and Western Australia, agree to implement the Corowa proposals.
Note: Waltzing Matilda is first sung in public, in Winton, Queensland
Note: Banjo Paterson publishes The Man from Snowy River
|Australian History|| 1896|
Note: The Bathurst Conference (the second 'people's convention') meets to discuss the 1891 draft constitution
|Death of a father|| 31 July 1897|
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
father - John Connell Laycock
|Australian History|| 1897|
Note: In two sessions, the Second National Australasian Convention meets (with representatives from all colonies except Queensland present). They agree to adopt a constitution based on the 1891 draft, and then revise and amend it later that year.
Note: Catherine Helen Spence became the first female political candidate for political office, standing for election as a representative for South Australia.
|Australian History|| 1898|
Note: The Convention agrees on a final draft to be put to the people.
Note: After much public debate, the Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian referendums are successful; the New South Wales referendum narrowly fails. Later New South Wales votes 'yes' in a second referendum, and Queensland and Western Australia also vote to join.
|Australian History|| 1899|
Note: The decision is made to site the national capital in New South Wales, but not within 100 miles of Sydney.
Note: The Australian Labor Party holds office for a few days in Queensland, becoming the first trade union party to do so anywhere in the world.
Note: The first contingents from various Australian colonies are sent to South Africa to participate in the Second Boer War.
|Australian History|| 1900 (on the date of death)|
Note: Several delegates visit London to resist proposed changes to the agreed-upon constitution.
Note: The constitution is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom as a schedule to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act, and is given royal assent
|Family with parents - View family|
John Connell Laycock
Birth 2 December 1818 32 20 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 31 July 1897 (Age 78) Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Jane Simpson
Marriage: 1 February 1843 — Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months#1 brother
Birth 28 November 1843 24
Death 25 August 1878 (Age 34) Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales, Australia
17 months#2 brother
Birth 8 May 1845 26
3 years#3 brother
John Cornell Laycock
Birth 28 October 1847 28
3 years#4 sister
Birth 20 November 1850 31
Death 1877 (Age 26)
2 years#5 sister
Birth 6 April 1853 34
3 years#6 sister
Birth 5 November 1855 36
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