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27 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:13 pm

6 more events in Australian History Today.
27 April


  • 1804 – Explorer Matthew Flinders climbs Arthurs Seat, on the Mornington Peninsula in present-day Victoria.
  • 1896 – Sir Henry Parkes, known as the "Father of Federation", dies in Annandale, New South Wales, at the age of 80.
  • 1896 – Sir William Hudson, the chief engineer of the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme, is born in Nelson, New Zealand.
  • 1904 – Alfred Deakin resigns as Prime Minister of Australia due to the Protectionist Party's inability to pass legislation, and is succeeded by Chris Watson, the leader of the Labor Party.
  • 1964 – Sir Garfield Barwick is appointed Chief Justice of Australia, succeeding Sir Owen Dixon.
  • 1971 – Relics from the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship Batavia are recovered off the coast of the Houtman Abrolhos in Western Australia.
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Re: 27 April - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:33 am

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