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30 August - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:28 pm

Australian History quickies
30th August

5 Major events happened on this day in Australian History.

  • 1853 - The last ship to carry convicts directly from Ireland to Australia arrives in Fremantle.

  • 1906 - The first driver’s licencein Australia is issued in South Australia
    ** to read more click here
  • 1916 – Rescue of the 22 men Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition who remained on Elephant Island.
  • 1959 – Mark 'Jacko' Jackson
    , Australian rules footballer and actor is born.
  • 1992 – The Sydney Harbour Tunnel officially opens.
  • 1999 – East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia. In the violence that follows, Australia is a major contributor of peacekeeping forces.
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