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03 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri May 03, 2013 5:05 pm

3rd May - 5 Events in Today Australian History.

  • 1804 – In the Australian frontier wars, Aborigines attack the newly-established settlement at Risdon Cove, in what is now Tasmania.
  • 1820 – John Joseph Therry and Philip Conolly, the first appointed Roman Catholic priests in Australia, arrive in Sydney, New South Wales.
  • 1840 – New Zealand is officially proclaimed a separate colony from New South Wales.
  • 1970 – Queen Elizabeth II opens a new international passenger terminal at Sydney Airport, in Mascot, New South Wales.
  • 2010 – Merv McIntosh, a three-time winner of the Sandover Medal as the best player in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), dies in Perth, Western Australia, at the age of 87.
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