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13 June - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:57 pm

Today in Australian History -8 events that happen today.
13th June


  • 1874 - Explorer John Forrest's party fires upon Aborigines during an attack in central Western Australia.
  • 1917 – Charles McDonald ceased being Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.
  • 1923 - Australia sees the introduction of Vegemite.
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  • 1933 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is established.
  • 1950 – David Gordon "Slim Dusty" Kirkpatrick AO, MBE born. read more click here
  • 1951 – Former prime minister Ben Chifley died.
  • 1959 – Politician Steve Georganas born.
  • 1998 – The ruling National Party government of Rob Borbidge is defeated and a minority ALP government, led by Peter Beattie is elected in Queensland.
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