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14 October - 4 Australian History quickies (part 1)

Unread postby Max ADU » Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:29 pm

Today in Australian History
14 October


4 of 8 major events in Australian history today
1800's
  • 1824 – W. C. Wentworth
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    (Australian Explorer - pictured) and Robert Wardell begin publication of The Australian, the first independent newspaper in Australia.


    The Australian (this paper has no connection with the current Australian), the colony's first privately owned paper, to champion his causes.

    With a liberal editorial, the paper was in frequent conflict with governor Ralph Darling.

  • 1879 – Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin,
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    is born today.


    Known as Miles Franklin (14 October 1879. Talbingo, New South Wales – 19 September 1954, Drummoyne, New South Wales) was an Australian writer and feminist.

    Best known for her novel My Brilliant Career, published in 1901.

    Her other major literary success, All That Swagger, was not published until 1936.

    1900's
  • 1923 – Severe floods in Melbourne,
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    two people drown.


    During the night the rain fell in torrents, and the wind blew a hurricane, being so strong as to up- root trees of considerable size, while the streets became impassable.

    Several houses were blown down, and others severely damaged by its violence. In fact, the damage to property was disastrous, and the loss of life very serious.
    The waters of the Yarra continued to swell to an in-credible degree.

    At the Falls (now Queen's Bridge), the rise of the Yarra was beyond anything known previously.

  • 1935 – The Hornibrook Bridge opens
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    , connecting Brisbane and Redcliffe, the 2.8 km bridge is one of the longest timber and girder bridges in Australia.


    At the time of completion, it was the longest bridge in the southern hemisphere, and the second longest in the world after the Maestri Bridge in the United States.

    Timber for the construction of the bridge was brought down the North Pine and Pine rivers on barges. The hardwood used in piles and girders mostly came from timber mills around Maleny.
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Re: 14 October - 4 Australian History quickies (part 1)

Unread postby Max ADU » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:20 pm

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