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16 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:56 pm

5 Events that happen in Australian History Today.
  • 1865 – Harry Chauvel, the first Australian to achieve the rank of general, is born in Tabulam, New South Wales.
  • 1868 – A railway linking the Queensland town of Dalby to Ipswich is completed.
  • 1920 – In South Australia, the town of Hummock's Hill is renamed Whyalla.
  • 1924 – John Gunn and Phillip Collier become Premier of South Australia and Western Australia, respectively, following Labor Party victories in two state elections.
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