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02 September - Australian History quickies

Unread postby Max ADU » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:02 pm

Today in Australian History
September 2


8 major events in Australian History
1800's
  • 1840 - Eyre names Mt Hopeless in South Australia in despair at the seemingly never-ending salt lakes.
1900's
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  • 1904 – The first Australian Open golf tournament is held.
  • 1918 – Death of John Forrest,an Australian explorer, the first premier of Western Australia and a cabinet minister in Australia's first federal parliament.
  • 1922 - Henry Lawson, one of Australia's best known writers, dies.
  • 1928 – St Mary's Cathedral opens in Sydney after 60 years of construction.
  • 1948 – Australian National Airways (ANA) DC3 VH-ANK Lutana crashes near Quirindi, New South Wales, killing 13.
  • 1984 – Seven people shot dead and twelve wounded in bikie shootout between rival bikie gangs
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    the Bandidos and Comancheros in the Sydney suburb of Milperra.
  • 1987 – The Australia Telescope Compact Array is opened.
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