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01 Apri - Australian History quickies

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:06 pm
by Max ADU
4 more events is Australian History Today

1876 – A letter is published in the Melbourne Argus by Captain John Mason of Belfast, Victoria concerning the Warrnambool Mahogany Ship.

1905 – Paul Hasluck, 17th Governor-General of Australia, is born in Fremantle, Western Australia.

1938 – New monthly newspaper Abo Call begins publication in Sydney, focusing on issues of Aboriginal rights and edited by activist Jack Patten.

1955 – The Far East Strategic Reserve (FESR) begins in response to communist aggression in South East Asia following World War II.