Australian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 513

  • 1912-08-22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1913-03-12 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
  • 1914-09-11 Australia invades New Britain, defeating a German contingent there.
  • 1914-09-17 Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
  • 1914-11-09 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • 1914-12-23 World War I: Australian and New Zealand troops arrive in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1915-07-01 Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
  • 1915-07-01 Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces
  • 1915-08-07 WWI: Assault against Russell's Top at Gallipolis, Turkey - 232 Australians are killed
  • 1915-10-27 Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war
  • 1916-10-28 Australian government holds a national referendum seeking support for the proposal of compulsory conscription; it is rejected
  • 1916-11-13 Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.
  • 1917-02-17 In Australia, Nationalist Party takes over a coalition government
  • 1917-12-20 A second nationwide referendum on military conscription is rejected by the Australian public
  • 1918-02-21 Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
  • 1918-03-23 Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River
  • 1918-06-26 The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed
  • 1918-08-08 WW I: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada/Australian/British breakthrough with 600 tanks
  • 1918-08-29 Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
  • 1919-08-06 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
  • 1919-11-12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • 1919-12-13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • 1920-10-30 The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
  • 1920-11-16 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • 1920-12-07 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
  • 1922-09-11 One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • 1923-09-01 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • 1923-10-31 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia
  • 1924-09-13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • 1927-05-09 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
  • 1927-05-09 The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
  • 1928-02-07 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1928-02-22 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • 1928-06-08 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • 1928-12-05 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
  • 1929-10-22 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • 1930-04-29 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • 1930-05-05 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • 1930-05-24 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-05-24 Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930-06-30 Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
  • 1930-10-11 Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
  • 1930-12-12 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
  • 1931-01-07 Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
  • 1931-01-16 Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
  • 1931-01-22 Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
  • 1931-03-04 West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
  • 1931-07-23 Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
  • 1931-12-11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (which was not at that time part of Canada)
  • 1931-12-19 Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia
  • 1932-01-04 Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
  • 1934-06-25 Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
  • 1934-08-18 Donald Bradman (244) and Ponsford score 451 in partnership in 316 minutes for Australia against England
  • 1936-08-24 Australian Antarctic Territory created
  • 1936-12-09 Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
  • 1937-03-03 Australia snatches series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
  • 1937-12-20 Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
  • 1938-01-08 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
  • 1938-01-18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • 1938-02-05 3rd British Empire Games open in Sydney, Australia
  • 1938-02-12 3rd British Empire Games close in Sydney, Australia
  • 1938-06-10 Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1938-06-11 England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1938-06-21 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire
  • 1938-08-05 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
  • 1938-08-23 England score 7-903 declared v Australia, Len Hutton scores 364
  • 1938-08-24 England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • 1939-01-01 Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
  • 1939-01-13 The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
  • 1939-03-30 First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
  • 1939-09-03 WWII: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-05 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
  • 1939-12-20 Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service
  • 1939-12-22 Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
  • 1939-12-23 South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
  • 1940-02-17 Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
  • 1940-07-01 Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
  • 1940-12-09 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • 1941-01-05 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya
  • 1941-01-21 Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
  • 1941-01-22 British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • 1941-01-30 Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya
  • 1941-11-20 German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sinks near Australia
  • 1941-12-07 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
  • 1941-12-17 Dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese Timor
  • 1942-01-03 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • 1942-01-23 Battle of Rabaul - Japanese attack Australian air base in Rabaul, New Britain
  • 1942-02-19 About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-03-11 Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1942-03-17 Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
  • 1942-05-04 Battle of Coral Sea begins in the Pacific (1st sea battle fought solely in air) between Japanese, US and Australian navies and air forces
  • 1942-10-09 Statute of Westminster 1931 passed by the Australian parliament, formalises Australian autonomy.
  • 1942-10-26 Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
  • 1942-10-27 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • 1942-10-30 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
  • 1942-11-23 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
  • 1942-12-11 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
  • 1943-02-06 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
  • 1943-03-03 Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • 1943-05-14 Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,051

  • 1895-09-29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1896-01-02 Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
  • 1896-11-16 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1897-01-20 Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
  • 1897-02-09 Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
  • 1897-03-13 William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
  • 1898-12-01 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1899-03-02 Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
  • 1899-08-09 Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
  • 1899-09-24 Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • 1900-01-07 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
  • 1900-03-29 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1901-05-15 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1902-07-17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • 1903-01-05 Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
  • 1903-11-01 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1904-12-28 Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
  • 1905-02-10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • 1907-01-06 David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
  • 1908-02-23 William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
  • 1908-08-05 Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
  • 1908-10-09 Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
  • 1909-01-29 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1909-02-17 Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)
  • 1909-03-26 Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
  • 1909-04-09 Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • 1909-09-15 Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia-
  • 1909-12-11 Ronald McKie, Australian author (d. 1991)
  • 1910-01-11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • 1910-04-17 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1910-06-26 Charles Spry, Australian security chief
  • 1910-10-01 José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
  • 1911-01-11 Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
  • 1911-02-16 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
  • 1911-04-04 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
  • 1911-09-09 John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
  • 1911-09-16 Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
  • 1911-12-31 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1912-02-07 Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
  • 1912-05-28 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • 1912-07-20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1912-12-29 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-01-15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • 1913-01-19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • 1913-02-20 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1913-02-23 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-05-09 Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
  • 1913-07-23 Coral Browne, Australian actress (Margaret-Time Express), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1913-12-30 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
  • 1914-03-28 Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1914-09-24 Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia, who dismissed Whitlam government (d. 1991)
  • 1914-10-04 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-29 Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
  • 1915-06-20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1915-08-14 B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
  • 1916-01-06 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • 1916-04-26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • 1916-07-11 Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
  • 1916-10-16 George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
  • 1917-03-21 Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • 1917-04-22 Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
  • 1917-09-07 John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1917-10-17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1918-01-16 Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1918-05-04 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1918-10-08 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1919-04-20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • 1919-07-24 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
  • 1919-10-07 Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian politician
  • 1920-01-12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
  • 1920-02-03 Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
  • 1920-03-16 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1920-06-08 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • 1920-07-29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1920-11-03 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • 1921-01-07 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), born in Seddon, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1921-01-25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • 1921-04-13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
  • 1921-05-28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1921-06-03 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • 1922-01-05 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • 1922-01-15 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1922-03-28 Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1922-04-26 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
  • 1922-08-30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)
  • 1922-09-30 Alan Stretton, Australian general
  • 1923-01-03 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor
  • 1923-01-17 Carol Raye, Australian actress
  • 1923-06-04 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • 1923-08-04 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours), born in New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
  • 1923-12-12 Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
  • 1924-01-05 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • 1924-06-24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1924-08-27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • 1924-09-13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
  • 1925-07-18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 314

  • 1974-04-06 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • 1974-06-22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 1975-09-27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • 1977-08-29 Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
  • 1978-01-25 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978-05-15 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • 1979-01-13 Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
  • 1981-01-07 Eric Robinson, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1981-01-14 John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
  • 1982-01-05 Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • 1983-01-08 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
  • 1983-01-28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • 1983-03-31 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1984-11-10 Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
  • 1984-12-23 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (b. 1896)
  • 1985-01-07 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • 1985-01-11 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1985-08-09 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
  • 1985-08-31 Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1986-10-05 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 1986-10-21 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician and judge (b. 1922)
  • 1986-11-07 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1987-01-16 Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
  • 1988-03-31 William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
  • 1989-01-10 Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
  • 1990-01-09 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1990-06-25 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • 1990-09-30 Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
  • 1991-01-14 Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 1991-03-24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government (b. 1914)
  • 1991-04-19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-02 Ronald McKie, Australian author (b. 1909)
  • 1991-05-29 Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1991-06-24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1991-07-04 Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
  • 1991-10-12 Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
  • 1992-01-06 Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
  • 1992-07-09 Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
  • 1992-07-27 Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
  • 1992-11-28 Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 1993-01-04 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • 1993-01-09 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • 1993-07-02 Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
  • 1993-09-05 John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
  • 1994-02-08 Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1994-03-08 John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1994-05-14 Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
  • 1994-06-02 David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 1994-09-05 John Newman, Australian state politician (Labor), murdered at 47 by local club owner and political opponent Phuong Ngo who had run against Newman as an independent
  • 1994-12-16 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), dies at 81
  • 1994-12-29 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
  • 1995-01-27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • 1995-03-05 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
  • 1995-08-17 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1995-08-30 Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1995-11-22 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1995-12-05 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
  • 1996-01-26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • 1996-08-01 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • 1996-10-23 Lin Onus, Australian Aboriginal artist, dies at 47
  • 1997-01-17 Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
  • 1997-06-08 George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)
  • 1997-06-16 Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-11-22 Michael Hutchence, Australiann rocker (INXS) and actor, commits suicide at 37

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 1998-03-25 Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
  • 1998-09-04 Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
  • 1999-01-10 Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • 1999-01-16 Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-22 Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • 1999-02-02 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • 1999-06-06 Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
  • 1999-09-23 Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1999-10-12 Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner (b. 1919)
  • 2000-01-01 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
  • 2000-02-12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • 2001-06-19 John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
  • 2001-07-07 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, dies at 88
  • 2001-08-29 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2001-10-13 Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
  • 2002-01-11 Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
  • 2002-01-16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2002-02-22 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
  • 2002-03-04 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
  • 2002-05-13 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925)
  • 2002-05-19 John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)
  • 2002-06-05 Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
  • 2002-07-23 Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
  • 2002-08-25 Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
  • 2002-09-02 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 2002-12-09 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
  • 2003-01-02 Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
  • 2003-02-12 Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
  • 2003-03-02 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
  • 2003-06-21 Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
  • 2003-08-23 Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
  • 2003-09-19 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 76
  • 2003-10-12 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • 2003-11-19 Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2003-12-17 Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2004-01-03 Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)