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04 September - Australian History quickies

Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:00 pm
by Max ADU
Today in Australian History
4th September

6 major events in Australian History Today

  • 1873 - Colonel Warburton captures an Aboriginal woman with the intent of forcing her to reveal the whereabouts of native wells.
  • 1897 – Essendon wins the first VFL/AFL premiership.

  • 1924 – The Commonwealth Citrus Research Station (subsumed in 1927 into the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)) opened at Griffith, New South Wales in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (which is fed by the Murrumbidgee River).
  • 1992 – Lynn Arnold becomes Premier of South Australia after the resignation of John Bannon following the near-collapse of the State Bank.

  • 2005 – Robert
    Farquharson murders his three children by driving them into a farm dam near Winchelsea, Victoria.
  • 2006 – Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, dies after being stung by a stingray. **Click to read more and watch video

Re: 04 September - Australian History quickies

Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:56 pm
by Max ADU