Australian headlines 1901-2000

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Keating becomes PM, Dr Victor Chang murdered in Sydney
Singapore falls, MacArthur arrives in Australia to run war in South Pacific
'Country' Party (now the National party) is formed, Qantas is founded
Governor-General sacks the PM
Reserve Bank established, population hits 10 million, Errol Flynn dies in US.
The Commonwealth is born
'Republic' Referendum is voted down
Michael Hutchence of INXS found dead in Hotel room
Australia's first PM resigns to join High Court
'Beatles' tour Australia, Dawn Fraser wins 3rd consecutive Olympic title
Liberals win re-election, but with majority of only 1, oral contraceptives go on sale
West Gate Bridge collapses in Melbourme, 35 die
South Africa beats Australia in a cricket test for the first time, Commonwealth Bank is established
Police strike in Melbourne, thousands riot, Billy Hughes resigns as PM
Australian troops land at Gallipoli
Victoria celebrates its Centenary, Barry Humphries is born
General Motors opens plants in NSW, Vic, SA & WA, first 'Miss Australia' quest
Kingsford Smith completes first flight across the Tasman to NZ
Qantas is privatised, Pay TV arrives in Australia
General Monash takes command of Australian Imperial Force
Sydney harbour bridge is opened
Australia votes in favour of UN, PM dies in office, first Sydney-Hobart yacht race
Australia sends troops to Korea
Kieren Perkins wins first Olympic Gold, George Bush addresses Australian parliament
Australia mourns death of Edward VII
Last execution in Australia, PM Holt drowns at Portsea
PM Menzies wins 5th consecutive federal election, Herb Elliott breaks world record for mile.
MCG is chosen as host site for 1956 Olympics
WA votes to secede from Australian Commonwealth, Errol Flynn makes movie debut
Conciliation and Arbitration Court established, Australia competes in Davis Cup for 1st time
Australia's first political assassination, Australian phone numbers move to 8 digits
PM Whitlam elected, first Labor Government in 23 years
Voting becomes compulsory in federal elections
Commonwealth games in Brisbane, Kenneally writes 'Schindlers Ark'
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Alfred Deakin re-elected as PM, world 1st life saving club established at Bondi
WA celebrates 150 years of settlement, 'Mad Max' premieres
PM Keating wins re-election, Sydney granted the 2000 Olympics
Australia has 3 Kings in one year
Aviator Harry Hawker crashes to his death,RAAF established, 'Ginger Meggs' first appearance
PM Menzies wins 3rd consecutive federal election, Greg Norman is born
Australia celebrates 150 years of white settlement
PM Bruce returned in Federal election, Radio 2UE begins broadcasting
Norman Brookes becomes first 'foreigner' to win Wimbledon
Sir Robert Menzies dies at age 83
Australia joins the IMF, Qantas is nationalised, McKell becomes Governor-General
Tobacco advertising is banned, random breath tests introduced, Australia wins zilch in Montreal
Melbourne loses bid for 1996 Olympics.
PM Howard wins re-election, 6 sailors die in Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Jack Brabham becomes Australia's first Formula One world champion
The 'underarm' ball, CHOGM meeting held in Melbourne
Lionel Rose becomes first aboriginal to win World Boxing Title
HMAS Melbourne collides with USS Frank E Evans, killing over 70
Australian Grand Prix moves from Adelaide to Melbourne, Bill Clinton visits Australia
Margaret Court becomes first Australian women to win Wimbledon,
Newcastle hit by earthquake, foreign debt hits 95 billion
Sister Mary McKillop dies aged 67, Errol Flynn is born
Australian poet Henry Lawson dies, D H Lawrence writes 'Kangaroo'
'Great White Fleet' sails in from USA, Sir Donald Bradman is born
Dingo takes baby at Ayres Rock
Sydney opera House is opened by the Queen
Canberra opens as new Federal capital
Melbourne wins right to host 1956 Olympics
Bradman plays his last Test match, Evatt becomes President of UN General Assembly
234 Japanese prisoners die after break-out from POW camp in NSW, Peter Allen is born
First Australian born Governor-General sworn in, Rupert Murdoch is born
PM says 'Australia will back Britain to last shilling' in WWI
'Advance Australia Fair' becomes the National Anthem
Australia celebrates Bicentenary.
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Breaker Morant executed in South Africa
Australia converts to Decimal Currency
Watson forms worlds first Labor Government
Test Cricket resumes after WWII, Bon Scott (ACDC) is born
Bikies kill 7 in 'Milperra massacre', 'Medicare' begins
Goods & Services Tax introduced, Australia hosts Olympics for 2nd time
PM Lyons dies in Office as Australia goes to war again
PM loses own seat in Federal election
Kingsford-Smith missing, feared dead after crash in Bay of Bengal
USA wins back America's Cup, Pat Cash wins Wimbledon
Australia has a new Queen
Fanny Durack becomes first Australian woman to win Olympic Gold
Barlow & Chambers are hanged in Malaysia, 'Crocodile Dundee' is a hit
Cyclone Tracy destroys Darwin on Christmas Day
First Australian Postage stamps issued
Television comes to Australia, so do the Olympics
PM Curtin wins re-election in middle of WWII
First Australian troops arrive in Vietnam, Peter Thomson wins 5th British Golf Open
Australia wins America's Cup, PM Fraser loses federal election
British and Australian troops capture and hold Tobruk
Rod Laver wins Tennis Grand Slam, Commonwealth Games open in Perth WA
First regular air-mail service between Australia and USA begins, Kerry Packer is born
Australian Light Horse charge the Turks at Beersheba
Evonne Goolagaong wins her 1st Wimbledon title, John Newcombe wins mens title
'Prohibition' proposal voted down by electors, Phar Lap wins Melbourne Cup.
Frank Sedgeman becomes first Australian to win US Tennis Open
Australia votes 'NO' in first conscription referendum, 6 o'clock closing starts in hotels
Grand Prix held in Australia for first time, Victoria has 150th birthday
Australia gains 'mandate' over former German colonies in Pacific
Britain tests nuclear bomb in Australian outback
First visit to Australia by a reigning Monarch
HMAS Sydney sinks Italian cruiser 'Bartolomeo Colleoni'

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