New South Wales in History

New South Wales: Newcastle - Sydney

Historical Events


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

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

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1788-01-26 Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the Union Flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 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 first-class cricket game between Australian states NSW and 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

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1927-12-16 Don Bradman makes his cricket 1st-class debut for NSW v South Australia

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1928-11-01 Australian cricket batting prodigy Dob Bradman scores 133 not out in NSW 2nd innings v Queensland in Brisbane; follows his 131 in the Blues' 1st innings
  • 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
  • 1930-01-06 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 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
  • 1934-01-26 Bradman scores 128 NSW v Victoria, 96 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1941-12-11 Australian state cricket associations, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales decide at meetings with new Prime Minister John Curtin to abandon all interstate first class matches for the duration of WWII
  • 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 Future Australian cricket captain and coach Bobby Simpson makes his 1st-class debut for NSW at 16 years and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-11-16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • 1984-12-02 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney
  • 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 Sheffield Shield Men's Cricket Final, Perth: West Australia beats NSW by 44 runs; Justin Langer 149
  • 1992-10-22 Wendy Wasserstein's play "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
  • 1993-11-01 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • 1994-07-16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • 1994-11-21 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • 1995-10-03 1st first-class match at Hurstville Oval, Sydney (NSW vs Western Australia )
  • 1997-07-30 Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia
  • 2003-01-31 The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 2005-05-28 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 5th title with a 35-25 win over the NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter lands 3 conversions & 2 penalties for the winners
  • 2007-03-24 The Australian Labor Party is reinstated after the New South Wales state elections.
  • 2007-06-08 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker
  • 2008-05-31 Super Rugby Final, Christchurch: Canterbury Crusaders claim their 7th title with a 20-12 win over NSW Waratahs; Dan Carter kicks 4 penalties & a dropped goal for the home team
  • 2009-07-18 Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.
  • 2012-02-04 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
  • 2012-03-22 Australia's most wanted man, Malcolm Naden, is captured after seven years on the run in Gloucester, New South Wales
  • 2014-08-02 Super Rugby Final, ANZ Stadium, Sydney: NSW Waratahs win their first SR title in a nail-biting 33-32 home effort against New Zealand's Canterbury Crusaders

Famous Birthdays

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Person of interestArthur Phillip

1738-10-11 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1814)

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 1774-06-02 William Lawson, English born explorer of New South Wales, Australia, born in Finchley, England (d. 1850)
  • 1781-11-30 Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon and adventurer (established the first European settlement on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia), born in Hilltarvit Mains Farmhouse, Cupar, Fife, Scotland(d. 1873)
  • 1815-05-27 Henry Parkes, Australian politician (longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales), born in Canley, Warwickshire, England (d. 1896)
  • 1838-05-29 Nat Thompson, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests, 1st batsman dismissed in first Test match 1877), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1896)
  • 1839-04-18 Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet (Bell Birds), born in Yatte Yattah, New South Wales (d. 1882)
  • 1839-05-29 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1899)
  • 1845-04-15 Dave Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australia's 1st Test captain), born in Fairy Meadow, New South Wales (d. 1919)
  • 1847-04-16 Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, born in Wädenswil, Switerland (d. 1906)
  • 1849-03-26 Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests), born in Emu Plains, New South Wales (d. 1921)

Person of interestFred Spofforth

1853-09-09 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricket fast bowler ("The Demon" - 18 Tests, 94 wickets @ 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)
  • 1858-11-27 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1864-02-17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • 1865-04-16 Harry Chauvel, Australian Imperial Force senior officer, born in Tabulam, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1945)
  • 1867-06-17 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), born in Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1922)
  • 1867-06-19 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1894-99), born in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1926)
  • 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)
  • 1869-12-29 Bill Howell, Australian cricketer (Australian bowler at turn of century), born in Penrith, New South Wales (d. 1940)
  • 1870-04-14 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman in 58 Tests 1890-1912), born in Randwick, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1929)
  • 1870-12-10 Tom McKibbin, Australian cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century), born in Bathurst, New South Wales (d. 1939)
  • 1871-01-01 Albert Griffiths ("Young Griffo"), Australian boxer (World Featherweight champion 1890-92), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1927)
  • 1872-08-02 George E. Stewart, American army officer and Medal of Honor recipient, born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 1946)
  • 1872-09-05 Horace Rice, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1907), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1950)
  • 1874-07-10 Austin Diamond, Australian cricketer (NSW batsman 1899-1919, Aust), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1966)
  • 1876-05-03 Bert Hopkins, Australian cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's), born in Young, New South Wales (d. 1931)
  • 1877-11-02 Victor Trumper, Australian cricket batsman (48 Tests, top score 214; key figure foundation of rugby league in Australia), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1915)
  • 1878-10-13 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, born in O'Connell Town, Yass, New South Wales (d. 1952)
  • 1881-07-03 Leon Errol, Australian actor (Ziegfeld Follies, What a Blonde!), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1882-12-07 Warren Bardsley, Australian cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26), Warren, New South Wales (d. 1954)
  • 1883-04-12 Dally Messenger, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Balmain, New South Wales (d. 1959)
  • 1883-12-03 Tibby Cotter, Australian cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, 49 wickets) and solder (killed in world's last successful cavalry charge, 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1917)
  • 1884-02-08 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1953)
  • 1886-06-27 Charles Macartney, Australian cricketer (Governor-General), born in West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1958)
  • 1886-06-29 George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
  • 1887-02-15 H M Bateman, Sutton Forest NSW, cartoonist
  • 1887-09-29 Billy Bevan, Australian actor (Terror by Night, White Sin), born in Orange, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1957)
  • 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 (d. 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 (d. 1960)
  • 1894-09-17 James Anderson, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1922, 24, 25), born in Sydney NSW (d. 1973)
  • 1895-08-14 Jack Gregory, Australian cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years), born in North Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1973)
  • 1895-09-29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1895-10-10 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days), born in Stanmore, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1897-03-13 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1897-05-25 Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant batsman), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1972)
  • 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)
  • 1899-09-24 William Dobell, Australian portrait artist, born in Cooks Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1970)
  • 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)
  • 1903-04-22 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1933)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1904-12-03 Edgar Moon, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1930), born in Forest Hill NSW (d. 1976)
  • 1905-03-31 George Treweeke, Australian Rugby League second rower (Australia 7 Tests, South Sydney), born in Grahamstown, NSW
  • 1906-08-12 Harry Hopman, Australian tennis player, coach (Davis Cup captain 1939-67, won 16), born Sydney, NSW (d. 1985)
  • 1908-03-22 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Urangeline, NSW (d. 1991)
  • 1908-04-28 Jack Fingleton, Australian cricketer (Australian opener of 30's), born in Waverley, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1908-08-26 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)

Person of interestDonald Bradman

1908-08-27 Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricket batsman and captain (52 Tests; 6,996 runs @ WR 99.94 average; HS 334), born in Cootamundra, Australia (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 (d. 1961)
  • 1909-03-26 Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1909-12-06 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 1930's) and commentator (ABC), born in Paddington, Sydney, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1910-04-08 Wendell Bill, cricketer (NSW bat 1929-36 Century on debut 1930)
  • 1910-07-16 Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), born in Grenfell, New South Wales (d. 1968)
  • 1913-10-07 Victor Trumper Jr, Australian cricketer (son of Mr & Mrs Trumper NSW 1940-41), born in Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1913-10-14 Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30's who didn't play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
  • 1914-02-14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • 1914-09-24 Sir John Kerr, Australian politician and the Governor General who dismissed the Whitlam Government, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1991)
  • 1914-12-08 Ernie Toshack, Australian cricket fast bowler (12 Tests, 47 wickets), born in Cobar, NSW (d. 2003)
  • 1915-02-24 Jim Ferrier, Australian golfer (PGA C'ship 1947), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1986)
  • 1915-12-09 Colin McCool, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s), born in Paddington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1916-02-17 Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1937), born in Merrendee, NSW (d. 1978)
  • 1916-05-24 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and Governor (New South Wales), born in Manly, New South Wales (d. 2002)
  • 1917-05-05 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), born in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1987)
  • 1917-07-24 Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer, born in Macksville, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1918-04-29 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1918-10-08 Ron Randell, Australian actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2005)
  • 1918-11-14 John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 1999)
  • 1919-03-28 Tom Brooks, Australian cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire), born in Paddington, Australia (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-16 Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2001)
  • 1920-12-21 Kel Nagle, Australian golfer (British Open 1960), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2015)
  • 1921-05-28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1921-10-03 Ray Lindwall, Australian cricket fast bowler (61 Tests, 228 wickets @ 23.03), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1922-01-19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1922-03-28 Neville Bonner, the first Indigenous Australian to become a member of the Parliament of Australia, born in Ukerebagh Island, New South Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician, born in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1923-01-03 Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Australian actor, pilot and radio announcer, born in Coogee, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2009)
  • 1923-08-04 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923-08-30 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist, born in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1969)
  • 1925-08-27 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1926-01-07 Joe Marston, Australian soccer defender (1954 FA Cup Final), born in Leichhardt, NSW (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-02 Jack Brabham AO, OBE, Australian auto racer and team owner (World F1 champion 1959-60, 66), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2014)
  • 1926-11-07 Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (Met Opera), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1927-04-18 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), born in Newcastle, New South Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1927-06-13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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


Person of interestArthur Phillip

1814-08-31 Arthur Phillip, British admiral, 1st Governor of New South Wales (1788-92), dies at 75

1st Governor of New South Wales Arthur Phillip
1st Governor of New South Wales
Arthur Phillip
  • 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)
  • 1873-09-17 Alexander Berry, Scottish surgeon and adventurer (established the first European settlement on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia), dies at 91
  • 1896-04-27 Henry Parkes, Australian politician (longest non-consecutive Premier of the Colony of New South Wales), dies at 80
  • 1916-05-25 Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
  • 1917-05-03 Norman Callaway, NSW batsman, 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, Australian cricketer (7 games for NSW, 74 runs 12 wkts), dies at 67
  • 1983-04-28 Ron James, Australian cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies at 62
  • 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, Australian cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies at 71
  • 1987-05-13 Ron Saggers, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (effective NSW & Aussie late 40's), dies at 69
  • 1989-05-05 Frank Easton, cricket wicket-keeper (NSW 1933-39), dies
  • 1992-01-03 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • 1992-07-16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • 1993-03-22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • 1996-07-17 Alan McGilvray, Australian cricketer (NSW 1933-37) and radio commentator (1935-85), dies at 85
  • 2002-02-22 Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and Governor (New South Wales), dies at 85
  • 2006-01-03 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league centre (24 Tests; NSW; Cronulla-Sutherland), dies after swallowing combination of prescription drugs and alcohol at 51