Australian History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 542

  • 1909-06-02 Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time
  • 1911-01-01 South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government
  • 1911-01-13 South Africa's 1st win over Australia, at Adelaide

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1911-06-22 King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1912-08-22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1913-02-20 King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Australian capital Canberra
  • 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
  • 1917-10-31 World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine - "last successful cavalry charge in history" performed by the 4th Australian Light Horse
  • 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 WWI: The Battle of Amiens begins - Canada, Australian and 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, and the Australian Parliament convenes there for the first time.
  • 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 West Indies in 297 mins, 26 fours
  • 1931-01-22 Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia

  • 1931-02-14 Don Bradman scores 152 Australia v West Indies, 154 minutes, 13 fours 2 fives
  • 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 (not then 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
  • 1932-02-14 South Africa all out for 36 in 1st innings v Australia (Ironmonger 5-6)
  • 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 military aircraft
  • 1939-09-03 World War II: 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 and 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 land 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
  • 1942-02-16 Bangka Island massacre: Japanese soldiers machine-gun 22 Australian Army nurses and 60 Australian and British soldiers and crew members from two sunken ships. Only one nurse and two soldiers survive.
  • 1942-02-19 About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • 1942-03-17 General Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
  • 1942-05-04 Battle of Coral Sea begins (1st naval 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,086

  • 1894-08-31 Albert Facey, Australian writer (A Fortunate Life), born in Maidstone, Victoria, Australia (d. 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1894-12-20 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (United Australia Party: 1939-41, Liberal: 1949-66) and its longest-serving, born in Jeparit, Victoria (d. 1978)

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • 1895-01-07 Sir Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
  • 1895-04-13 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1897-02-09 Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
  • 1897-03-13 William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
  • 1897-11-20 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • 1897-12-01 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1898-02-10 Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1898-09-24 Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • 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, born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • 1900-03-29 John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (1967068), born in Chiltern, 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)
  • 1903-07-01 Amy Johnson, British pilot, first female pilot to fly alone Britain to Australia, born in Kingston upon Hull, England (d. 1941)
  • 1903-11-01 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-10 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1904-04-08 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), born in Sydney (d. 1986)
  • 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)
  • 1908-01-08 "Fearless" Nadia [Mary Ann Evans], Australian actress (Hunterwali), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 1996)
  • 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, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England (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 (The Mango Tree), born in Toowoomba, Queensland (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}
  • 1912-05-24 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1914-08-15 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 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 (d. 2005)
  • 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, born in Kensington, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1986)
  • 1922-09-30 Alan Stretton, Australian general
  • 1923-01-03 Charles Tingwell, Australian actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 335

  • 1970-05-09 Percy Brier, Australian composer, dies at 84
  • 1970-05-21 E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
  • 1970-07-02 Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
  • 1970-07-22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1970-12-12 Doris Blackburn, Australian politician (b. 1889)
  • 1971-07-30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • 1973-04-05 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • 1973-04-21 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • 1973-07-29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • 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, killing practising at Brands Hatch at 31
  • 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)
  • 1980-02-19 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), dies at 33
  • 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, dies at 64
  • 1986-11-07 Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
  • 1986-12-29 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), dies at 82
  • 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 (The Mango Tree), dies at 81
  • 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 and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • 1994-02-24 Lores Bonney, Australian aviator, 1st female solo flight Australia to UK, dies at 96
  • 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
  • 1995-10-04 Peter Nicholson Gunn, Australian writer (The Churches of Rome), dies at 81

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
  • 1996-11-26 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, dies at 84
  • 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)
  • 1999-08-03 Rodney William "Rod" Ansell, Australian bushman and inspiration for "Crocodile Dundee", dies following a shootout with police officers at 44
  • 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)