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25 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Sat May 25, 2013 5:29 pm

Today in Australian History
25th May

  • 1870 – Bushranger Captain Thunderbolt is shot and killed near Uralla by Constable Alexander Walker during a highway robbery.
  • 1830 - After tracing the Murray River for thousands of kilometres, Sturt's party finally arrives back in Sydney.
  • 1847 - Little-known Australian explorer Joseph Wild dies after being gored by a bull.
  • 1904 - Five men are killed in a gold mining accident near Coolgardie, Western Australia
  • 1930 – Amy Johnson arrives in Darwin, completing the first solo flight by a woman from England to Australia.
  • 1991 – The state election in New South Wales produces a hung Parliament. Nick Greiner manages to form a minority government with the support of four Independent MPs.
  • 2005 – Entertainer and Gold Logie winner, Graham Kennedy dies.

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