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25 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:15 pm

5 Events that happen in Australian History Today

  • 1788 – A settlement is established at Parramatta, west of Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 1874 – Explorer Alfred Gibson disappears on Ernest Giles' second expedition to the deserts of Western Australia, resulting in the naming of the Gibson Desert.
  • 1966 – Jim Stynes, an Australian rules footballer and later charity worker, is born in Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.
  • 2005 – Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, the longest serving Premier of Queensland, dies at the age of 94 in Kingaroy, Queensland.
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