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29 May - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Wed May 29, 2013 6:29 pm

Today in Australian History
29th May

  • 1788 – Two convicts are killed by Aboriginals at Rushcutter's Bay.
  • 1861 - George Goyder, responsible for the controversial "Goyder Line", becomes Surveyor-General of South Australia.
  • 1880 - The Great Hall of Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building is opened to the public for the first time.
  • 1904 – Cyclist and politician Hubert Opperman is born in the town of Rochester, Victoria.
  • 1917 - Tasmania's coat of arms is approved by Royal Warrant from King George V.
  • 1956 – Frank Beaurepaire, swimming world record holder, businessman, and former Lord Mayor of Melbourne, dies aged 65. (pictured)
  • 1975 – The Family Court of Australia is established.
  • 2003 – A hijack attempt on Qantas Flight 1737 between Melbourne and Launceston is thwarted by a flight attendant and passengers.
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