New South Wales in History

New South Wales: Newcastle - Sydney

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 111


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1770-04-20 Captain James Cook arrives in New South Wales

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook
  • 1788-01-26 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
  • 1804-03-04 The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
  • 1815-05-16 The Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
  • 1840-05-22 The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
  • 1841-05-03 New Zealand proclaimed a colony independent of New South Wales
  • 1856-03-26 New South Wales's first 1st-class game, v Victoria at Melbourne NSW won
  • 1857-01-15 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
  • 1859-06-06 Australia: Queensland is established as a separate colony from New South Wales (Queensland Day).
  • 1861-05-13 The Great Comet of 1861 is discovered by John Tebbutt of Windsor, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1863-07-06 Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia
  • 1869-02-05 World's largest alluvial gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger, found by John Deason and Richard Oates (weighting 97.14kg) in Moliagul, Australia
  • 1884-09-04 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1888-01-30 Harry Moses 297 not out for NSW against Victoria
  • 1889-01-30 Victoria beat NSW after following on (NSW all out 63 needed 76)
  • 1890-02-14 1st NSW v South Australia 1st-class cricket game
  • 1892-12-16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • 1893-04-03 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 1895-01-05 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1898-12-12 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
  • 1899-11-18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • 1901-01-08 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • 1901-01-09 New South Wales (918) defeat South Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • 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)
  • 1905-12-27 M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
  • 1905-12-28 NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
  • 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
  • 1907-03-16 First 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
  • 1908-04-20 Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
  • 1908-04-22 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
  • 1918-12-26 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
  • 1920-12-07 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
  • 1922-01-30 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • 1922-12-16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • 1924-01-30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
  • 1925-12-30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • 1926-12-11 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
  • 1926-12-28 Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
  • 1926-12-28 Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
  • 1926-12-28 Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
  • 1926-12-29 Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 & 230) by an innings 656 runs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-12-16 Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928-01-30 Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic
  • 1928-10-28 Bradman scores 131 NSW v Queensland, 212 mins, 14 fours
  • 1928-11-01 Bradman scores a century each innings (131 & 133*), NSW v Qld
  • 1928-11-13 Bradman scores 132* for NSW against MCC
  • 1928-12-25 Christmas Day attendance at cricket MCG (Vic v NSW) Australia is 14,887
  • 1928-12-25 NSW (v Vic) go from 8-74 to 9-113 to be 9-367 at stumps
  • 1928-12-26 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic

  • 1929-01-25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours
  • 1929-11-22 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
  • 1930-01-06 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
  • 1930-12-18 Bradman scores 258 NSW v South Aust, 289 mins, 37 fours
  • 1931-01-28 Bradman scores 220 NSW v Victoria, 308 mins, 13 fours
  • 1931-11-17 Bradman scores 135 NSW v South Africa, 128 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931-12-07 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
  • 1931-12-29 Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW
  • 1932-01-25 Bradman scores 167 NSW v Victoria, 224 mins, 22 fours
  • 1932-11-07 Don Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours
  • 1933-11-04 Bradman scores 200 NSW v Queensland, 184 mins, 26 fours
  • 1933-12-26 Don Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, in 294 mins with 13 fours
  • 1934-01-02 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
  • 1934-01-26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 1936-01-30 Victoria need 442 to win against NSW, but lose, all out for 415 They pick "The Bees" it doesn't catch on & is scrapped by 1940 season
  • 1937-12-20 Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
  • 1937-12-21 O'Reilly completes 14-98 for cricket match, NSW v South Aust
  • 1938-01-18 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
  • 1938-12-16 Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles
  • 1939-01-18 South African wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
  • 1939-12-16 Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes
  • 1939-12-30 O'Reilly takes 14-45 (8-23 & 6-22) as NSW crush Qld in 2 days
  • 1940-01-30 Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
  • 1940-12-09 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
  • 1947-07-22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • 1949-05-09 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
  • 1952-02-16 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
  • 1953-01-23 Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
  • 1962-12-29 Doug Walters makes 1st-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 8 days
  • 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)
  • 1980-10-23 McCosker (168) & Dyson (152) make 319 opening stand cricket, NSW v WA
  • 1980-12-11 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
  • 1981-10-22 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW v Queensland
  • 1983-03-05 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • 1984-06-08 Homosexuality is declared legal in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
  • 1984-11-16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket
  • 1984-12-02 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
  • 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
  • 1990-03-27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1990-12-21 Steve & Mark Waugh complete 464* partnership for NSW v WA
  • 1991-03-26 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992-04-01 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • 1992-10-22 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig" premieres in NYC
  • 1993-03-18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 184

  • 1738-10-11 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)
  • 1774-06-02 William Lawson, explorer of New South Wales, Australia (d. 1850)
  • 1839-04-18 Henry Clarence Kendall, New South Wales Australia, poet (Bell Birds)

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1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1926)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1855-07-26 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, born in Oldenswort, Germany (d. 1936)
  • 1858-04-19 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1864-02-17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1870-12-10 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, cricket non-Test capt (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
  • 1883-04-12 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Balmain, New South Wales (d. 1959)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricketer and fast bowler (49 wickets for Australia) and member of the 12th Regiment who captured Beersheba in the world's last successful cavalry charge, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1917)
  • 1887-02-15 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • 1888-07-06 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer (Million Dollar Mermaid), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1889-04-25 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (1944)
  • 1890-07-28 Marie Lohr, Australian actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1975)
  • 1890-08-26 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
  • 1893-04-01 Cicely Courtneidge, Australian actress (Double Exposure), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1893-09-18 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1895-09-29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1897-12-01 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1898-03-06 Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • 1900-10-19 Bill Ponsford, cricketer (great Australian batsman, HS 437 Vic v NSW)
  • 1902-10-26 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust), born in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England (d. 994)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1908-08-26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

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1908-08-27 Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (6,996 runs), born in Cootamundra, New South Wales (d. 2001)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1909-01-29 Alan Marshal, Australian actor (White Cliffs of Dover, Lydia), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1909-12-06 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC)
  • 1910-04-08 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
  • 1912-12-04 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • 1913-10-14 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust)
  • 1913-10-14 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41)
  • 1916-05-24 Roden Cutler, Governor (New South Wales)
  • 1917-05-05 Ron Saggers, cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's)
  • 1918-10-08 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • 1920-03-16 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1921-05-28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-08-30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician, born in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1923-08-04 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • 1926-04-02 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (F1 champ 1959, 1960, 1966), born in Hurstville, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1926-11-07 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • 1927-07-06 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • 1927-08-24 David Ireland, Australian author (The Unknown Industrial Prisoner), born in Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1929-12-12 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)

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1930-01-11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor
  • 1930-01-23 Mervyn Rose, Australian professional tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles), born in Coffs Harbour, NSW
  • 1930-03-14 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
  • 1930-09-29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales

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1930-10-06 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1931-01-31 Bill Watson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman mid-50s)
  • 1934-03-08 Ron Taylor, Australian cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)

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1934-11-02 Ken Rosewall, Australian tennis star (US Open 1956), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1934-11-21 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)

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1934-11-23 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australian tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • 1935-06-12 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (prodigious Australian bat of 50's), born in Yass, NSW (d. 2014)
  • 1935-09-28 Bruce Crampton, Australian PGA golfer (1961 Milwaukee Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1937-09-04 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • 1938-06-09 Anne Kenny, Mudgee NSW, golfer (1968, 71 Australian Champ)
  • 1938-07-28 Robert Hughes, Australian art critic and writer (Barcelona), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1939-05-12 Reg Gasnier, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Mortdale, New South Wales, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-08-31 Jack Thompson [John Payne], Australian actor (Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1942-06-06 Sandra Morgan, Australian 4x100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1956), born in Tamworth, New South Wales

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1942-07-16 Margaret Smith Court, Australian tennis star (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins), born in Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • 1943-04-16 Johnny Watkins, cricketer (NSW leg-spinner, bowled 6 overs for Aust)
  • 1943-08-07 Lana Cantrell, Australian singer (Those Were the Days), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-05-11 John Benaud, Australian cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73), born in Auburn, New South Wales
  • 1944-06-30 Glenn Shorrock, Australian rock vocalist (Little River Band), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-08-21 Peter Weir, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1945-01-26 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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1945-06-17 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1947-03-15 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • 1947-06-23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1949-12-14 Cliff Williams, Australian rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1950-08-19 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
  • 1951-05-18 Rodger Davis, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1951-06-26 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (1973-77), born in Waratah, New South Wales
  • 1951-07-31 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
  • 1951-12-22 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-01-29 Lynne McGranger, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1953-05-24 Nell Campbell, [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1954-04-20 Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
  • 1954-06-11 John Dyson, cricketer (NSW & Australian opening batsman)
  • 1955-03-02 Steve Small, cricketer (stalwart NSW opening batsman)
  • 1956-08-22 Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92), born in North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1957-06-22 Garry Beers, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1958-06-03 Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
  • 1958-07-04 Kirk Pengilly, Australian rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1958-07-06 Ossie Moore, Murwillumbah NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1959-01-08 Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1959-02-24 Michael Roy Whitney, cricket (great NSW & Aussie lefty quick 1981-92)
  • 1959-03-13 Dirk Wellham, cricketer (century on NSW debut & Australian debut )
  • 1959-06-09 Peter Fowler, Hornsby NSW, Australian golfer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1926-10-19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-06-07 Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • 1990-05-05 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-12-29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

2003-04-07 Academy Award "Gladiator" actor Russell Crowe (39) weds singer Danielle Spencer (32) at his 560-acre cattle farm in Nana Glen, New South Wales, Australia

  • 2005-12-17 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-11-18 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (40) weds interior designer Sara Leonardi in Cronulla, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Cricketer
Glenn McGrath

Famous Deaths

  • 1814-08-31 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), dies at 75
  • 1823-01-05 Major George Johnston, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • 1850-06-16 William Lawson explorer of New South Wales, Australia (b. 1774)
  • 1867-01-11 Sir Stuart Donaldson, first Premier of the Colony of New South Wales (b. 1812)
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • 1917-05-03 Norman Callaway, NSW bat, cricketer (207 in only FC innings), dies
  • 1920-12-21 Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death
  • 1933-04-01 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • 1940-06-22 M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
  • 1950-01-02 James Dooley, Irish-Australian Premier of New South Wales, dies at 72
  • 1965-01-30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • 1967-01-07 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • 1969-07-22 Hammy Love, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, played for Australia), dies
  • 1981-03-26 Tim Wall, cricketer (SA v NSW 1933 is Sheffield Shield record), dies
  • 1981-08-31 Victor Trumper Jr, cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies
  • 1983-07-28 Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
  • 1984-10-11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • 1985-01-11 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • 1985-08-22 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies
  • 1989-05-05 Frank Easton, cricket wicketkeeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1993-03-22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1994-12-01 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85