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

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