Queensland in History

Queensland: Brisbane

Historical Events


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1844-10-01 German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

Explorer and Naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt
Explorer and Naturalist
Ludwig Leichhardt
  • 1859-06-06 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1889-01-16 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
  • 1893-04-03 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 1899-03-04 Cyclone Mahina sweeps in north of Cooktown, Queensland, with a 12 m wave that reaches up to 5 km inland - over 300 dead.
  • 1899-11-18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • 1905-04-25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • 1905-12-18 H V Hordern takes 8-81 in 2nd innings of F-C debut (NSW v Qld)
  • 1906-11-12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • 1906-11-13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • 1908-04-22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • 1910-06-09 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • 1920-11-16 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • 1926-12-11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • 1927-12-17 Victoria score 793 against Queensland, Bill Ponsford 437

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1928-10-28 Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928-11-01 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
  • 1929-12-25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
  • 1930-01-06 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
  • 1930-12-25 Slinger Nitschke scores 142 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,422
  • 1931-12-25 Albert Lonergan scores 137 SA v Qld at Adelaide before 5,697
  • 1932-12-20 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
  • 1933-01-30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match
  • 1933-11-04 Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
  • 1934-01-02 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
  • 1934-12-24 Grimmett takes 9-180 for SA as Queensland make 430
  • 1934-12-25 Four centuries for SA as they make 7-644 v Qld before 6,180
  • 1935-12-24 Bradman scores 233 in 191 mins, SA v Queensland, 28 fours 1 six
  • 1936-12-18 Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
  • 1936-12-25 Ron Hamence scores 104 for SA v Queensland before 4,865
  • 1937-02-13 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
  • 1937-12-25 Queensland all out for 93 v SA in front of 10,436
  • 1937-12-27 Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours
  • 1938-01-08 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
  • 1938-01-11 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st
  • 1938-12-26 Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
  • 1939-01-10 Bradman hits 186 SA v Qld before Christ catches him at short-leg
  • 1939-12-22 Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
  • 1939-12-23 South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
  • 1939-12-25 Grimmett & Ward rip through Qld except Bill Brown (156)
  • 1939-12-30 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
  • 1943-05-14 Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
  • 1963-10-27 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
  • 1977-01-30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • 1980-10-17 1st-class debut of Mike Whitney, NSW v Qld (2-52 & 1-39)
  • 1981-03-08 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
  • 1981-10-22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1983-06-06 Bottle with note of June 9, 1910 found in Queensland
  • 1984-03-13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • 1985-03-19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
  • 1986-03-18 Exciting draw in final gives NSW the Sheffield Shield over Queensland
  • 1988-03-22 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1990-03-27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1993-03-29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1993-03-30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1994-10-13 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)
  • 1994-11-21 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • 1995-03-28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • 1995-09-26 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • 1995-09-28 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • 1996-03-26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • 2012-02-04 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
  • 2013-01-25 Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding

Famous Birthdays

  • 1862-01-03 Sir Matthew Nathan, British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
  • 1885-06-07 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • 1899-08-09 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • 1900-04-01 Robert McDowell, Mayor of Maryborough, Queensland (d. 1988)
  • 1904-12-12 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & South Africa)
  • 1911-01-13 Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, premier (Queensland)
  • 1911-06-10 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • 1914-07-09 Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
  • 1933-10-05 Diane Cilento, Australian actress (Agony & Ecstasy, Wicker Man), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2011)
  • 1934-08-16 Sam Trimble, cricketer (Queensland bat, 12th man for Aust, no Test)
  • 1936-05-25 Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), *d. 2013)

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1936-11-03 Roy Emerson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61), born in Blackbutt, Queensland

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

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1938-08-09 Rod Laver, Australian tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam), born in Rockhampton, Queensland,

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 1941-03-21 Malcolm Francke, cricketer (leg-spinner, Ceylon 1956 to Qld 1984)
  • 1945-10-28 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)
  • 1950-10-03 Laureen Ford, Gympie Queensland, golfer (1992 Alpine Aust Ladies)
  • 1953-04-05 John Buchanan, cricketer (Qld batsman 78-79, Shield coach 1995)
  • 1953-11-23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)

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1955-02-10 Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

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1957-07-26 Wayne Grady, Australian PGA golfer (1990 PGA Champion), born in Brisbane, Queensland

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • 1958-06-03 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • 1959-04-26 Ann O'Neill, Toowoomba QLD, golfer (1989 Downs District Champ)
  • 1960-01-23 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • 1960-06-03 Carl Rackemann, cricketer (Queensland & Australian quickie)
  • 1960-10-24 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • 1960-12-27 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1961-06-16 Robbie Kerr, cricketer (Queensland opener 2 Tests for Australia 1985)
  • 1961-11-01 Paul Jackson, cricketer (slow lefty bowler for Victoria & Queensland)
  • 1962-10-21 Don Fardon, Toowoomba QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1962-10-28 Peter Cantrell, cricketer (Queensland opening bat, Neth WC 1996)
  • 1963-01-13 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
  • 1963-06-11 Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1963-10-02 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • 1964-01-16 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • 1965-02-08 Carmen Savy, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District)
  • 1967-11-14 Matthew King, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1968-04-30 Sandra Beikoff, Mackay QLD, golfer (1990 Sunshine Coast Open)
  • 1968-10-18 Stuart Law, cricketer (prolific Queensland batsman, Australia 1995)
  • 1969-08-21 Nathan Jones, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australian professional wrestler and actor
  • 1970-01-03 Trudi Jeffrey, Brisbane QLD, golfer (1990 Australian Jr Champion)
  • 1970-02-14 David Podlich, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1970-05-10 Andre Stolz, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1971-04-20 John Senden, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1971-05-10 Andrei Kravtsov, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

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1971-07-03 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • 1971-09-03 Glen Housman, Rockhampton QLD Aust, swimmer (Olympics-silv-92, 96)
  • 1971-10-29 Matthew Hayden, cricketer (heavy scorer for Queensland, Aust 1994-96)
  • 1972-05-30 Renita Farrell, Townsville Qld Aust, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1972-07-27 Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)
  • 1972-08-18 Loraine Lambert, Ipswich Queensland, golfer (NZ champ 1991, 92)
  • 1972-12-04 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
  • 1972-12-28 Patrick Rafter, Queensland Aust, tennis star (1993 USTA/Aptos California)
  • 1973-07-14 Kieren Perkins, Brisbane QLD Aust, 1500m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1973-11-22 Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1974-02-27 Jim Maher, cricketer (Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side)
  • 1974-03-30 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
  • 1974-12-21 Karrie Webb, Ayr Queensland Aus, LPGA golfer (1994 Aust Strokeplay)
  • 1975-06-09 Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld & Gloucs batsman)
  • 1976-02-28 Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1976-07-24 Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1978-03-18 Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1981-02-17 Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1981-04-08 Rebecca Wilson, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

2003-12-31 Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) at a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Australia

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • 2005-10-09 Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

Famous Deaths

  • 1901-01-10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • 1905-01-13 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • 1906-01-01 Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
  • 1952-01-15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • 1963-01-07 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • 1978-01-09 Eddie Gilbert, cricket (Aboriginal Qld quick got Don for a duck), dies
  • 1984-09-07 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • 2005-04-23 Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)