Today in Australian History (Part 2)

Sub-Topics: Christmas Island - Cocos (Keeling) Islands - New South Wales - Norfolk Island - Northern Territory - Queensland - South Australia - Tasmania - Victoria - Western Australia

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 466

1918-08-29 - Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
1919-08-06 - 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1919-11-12 - Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
1919-12-13 - Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
1920-10-30 - The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.
1920-11-16 - Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
1920-12-07 - NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
1922-09-11 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
1923-09-01 - 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
1923-10-31 - 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins
1924-09-13 - 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)
1927-05-09 - Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia
1927-05-09 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
1928-02-07 - 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
1928-02-22 - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
1928-06-08 - 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1928-12-05 - England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane
1929-10-22 - James H Scullin forms Australia government
1930-04-29 - Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service
1930-05-05 - Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
1930-05-24 - 1st woman to fly from England to Australia solo, lands (Amy Johnson)
1930-05-24 - Bradman scores 252* Australia v Surrey, 290 mins, 29 fours
1930-06-30 - Don Bradman scores 254 for Australia at Lord's v England, 320 mins, 25 fours
1930-10-11 - Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, Australia, won the VFL premiership for the fourth consecutive year.
1930-12-12 - Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
1931-01-07 - Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.
1931-01-16 - Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
1931-01-22 - Sir Isaac Isaacs is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia.
1931-03-04 - West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
1931-07-23 - Ashmore & Cartier Is in Indian Ocean transferred to Australia
1931-12-11 - Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd
1931-12-19 - Joseph A Lyons (C) becomes premier of Australia
1932-01-04 - Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
1934-06-25 - Hedley Verity takes 15 wickets v Australia (7-61 & 8-43)
1936-08-24 - Australian Antarctic Territory created
1936-12-09 - Australia all out 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
1937-03-03 - Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
1937-12-20 - Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1938-01-08 - Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)
1938-01-18 - Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938-06-10 - Charlie Barnett makes 98 by lunch v Australia at Trent Bridge
1938-06-11 - England declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
1938-06-21 - Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire
1938-08-05 - 33rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (3-2)
1938-08-23 - England score 7-903 decl v Australia Hutton 364
1938-08-24 - England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
1939-01-01 - Sydney, Australia, swelters in 45 ˚C (113 ˚F) heat, a record for the city.
1939-01-13 - The Black Friday bush fires burn 20,000 square kilometres of land in Australia, claiming the lives of 71 people.
1939-03-30 - First flight of the Australian C.A.C. CA-16 Wirraway.
1939-09-03 - Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, NZ, South Africa & Canada
1939-09-05 - 34th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Haverford (3-2)
1939-12-20 - Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service
1939-12-22 - Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
1939-12-23 - South Australia score 7-821 against Queensland
1940-02-17 - Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1940-07-01 - Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
1940-12-09 - South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1941-01-05 - British/Australian troops conquer Bardia Lybia
1941-01-21 - Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
1941-01-22 - British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
1941-01-30 - Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya
1941-11-20 - German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia
1941-12-07 - Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
1941-12-17 - Dutch & Australian troops lands on Portuguese Timor
1942-01-03 - American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
1942-02-19 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 1942-03-11 - Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1942-03-17 - Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
1942-10-09 - Statute of Westminster 1931 formalises Australian autonomy.
1942-10-26 - 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942-10-27 - 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
1942-10-30 - 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault
1942-11-23 - Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
1942-12-11 - Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1943-02-06 - 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
1943-03-03 - Battle of the Bismarck Sea during WWII: Australian and American airforces devastate Japanese navy convoy
1943-05-14 - Sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur off the coast of Queensland, by a Japanese submarine.
1943-09-11 - US & Australian troops join in Salamaua, New Guinea
1945-05-01 - Australian & Dutch troops lands on Tarakan
1945-06-09 - -10] Australian troops lands in Brunei Bay North-Borneo
1945-08-31 - The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
1945-11-13 - Australian Services draw 1st Victory Test against India
1946-05-01 - Start of 3 year Pilbara strike of Indigenous Australians.
1946-11-13 - Bradman scores 106 for an Australian XI v the MCC
1946-11-19 - Bradman scores 119 South Australia v Victoria, 183 mins, 8 fours
1946-12-01 - Australia compile 645 v India at the Gabba (Bradman 187)
1946-12-26 - 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
1947-07-22 - -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
1947-11-01 - UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1947-12-26 - British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia
1947-12-30 - 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1948-01-24 - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
1948-05-15 - Australia scores 721 runs in one day v Essex, world record
1948-06-15 - Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway
1948-07-01 - Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
1948-07-27 - Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
1948-09-06 - 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
1949-08-28 - 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1950-06-08 - Sir Thomas Blamey becomes the only Field Marshal in Australian history.
1950-08-26 - 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,029

1897-01-20 - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)
1897-02-09 - Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
1897-03-13 - William Herald, Australia, swimmer (Olympic-1920)
1898-12-01 - Cyril Ritchard, Sydney Australia, actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker)
1899-03-02 - Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian dame
1899-08-09 - Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)
1899-09-24 - Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
1900-01-07 - John Brownlee, Australian tenor (d. 1969)
1900-03-29 - John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
1901-05-15 - Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
1902-07-17 - Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
1903-01-05 - Harold Gatty, Australian aviator, navigator with Wiley Post (d. 1957)
1903-11-01 - Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
1904-12-28 - Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1905-02-10 - Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
1907-01-06 - David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
1908-02-23 - William McMahon, PM of Australia (Liberal) (1971-72)
1908-08-05 - Harold Holt, PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam
1908-10-09 - Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)
1909-02-17 - Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannhäuser)
1909-03-26 - Chips Rafferty, Broken Hill Australia, actor (Desert Rats)
1909-04-09 - Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
1909-09-15 - Jean Batten, NZ air pioneer (1st woman to fly solo Australia-
1909-12-11 - Ronald McKie, Australian author (d. 1991)
1910-01-11 - Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
1910-04-17 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
1910-06-26 - Charles Spry, Australian security chief
1910-10-01 - José Enrique Moyal, Australian mathematical physicist (d. 1998)
1911-01-11 - Nora Heysen, Australian artist (d. 2003)
1911-02-16 - Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1911-04-04 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
1911-09-09 - John Gorton, Australian politician (d. 2002)
1911-09-16 - Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)
1911-12-31 - Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
1912-02-07 - Russell Drysdale, Australian Artist {d. 1981}
1912-05-28 - Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
1912-07-20 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
1912-12-29 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Melbourne Australia, composer (Triad)
1913-01-15 - Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
1913-01-19 - Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
1913-05-09 - Victor Smith, Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff)
1913-12-30 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)
1914-03-28 - Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
1914-09-07 - Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
1914-09-24 - Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
1914-10-04 - Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)
1914-12-29 - Albert Tucker, Australian artist (d. 1999)
1915-06-20 - Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
1915-08-14 - B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
1916-01-06 - Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
1916-04-26 - Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
1916-07-11 - Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
1916-10-16 - George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)
1917-03-21 - Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
1917-04-22 - Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
1917-09-07 - John Cornforth, Australian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
1917-10-17 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
1918-01-16 - Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
1918-05-04 - Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
1918-10-08 - Ron Randell, Sydney Australia, actor (Loves of Carmen, I am a Camera)
1919-04-20 - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
1919-07-24 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
1919-10-07 - Sir Zelman Cowen, Australian politician
1920-01-12 - Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist
1920-02-03 - Tony Gaze, Australian racing driver
1920-06-08 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
1920-07-29 - Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
1920-11-03 - Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
1921-01-25 - Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
1921-04-13 - Maxwell Henley Harris, Australian poet/publisher (Gift of Blood)
1921-06-03 - Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete
1922-01-05 - Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
1922-01-15 - Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1922-03-28 - Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1922-04-26 - Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
1922-08-30 - Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)
1922-09-30 - Alan Stretton, Australian general
1923-01-03 - Charles Tingwell, Australian actor
1923-01-17 - Carol Raye, Australian actress
1923-06-04 - Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
1923-06-24 - Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
1923-08-04 - Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul
1923-08-30 - Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)
1923-12-12 - Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver
1924-01-05 - Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
1924-06-24 - Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
1924-08-27 - David Rowbotham, Australian poet
1924-09-13 - Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
1925-07-18 - Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
1925-08-25 - Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
1925-11-17 - Charles Mackerras, Schenectady NY, Australian conductor
1926-05-11 - Frank Thring, Melbourne Australia, actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur)
1926-11-07 - Joan Sutherland, Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)
1926-12-01 - Keith Michell, Adelaide Australia, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
1927-01-21 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
1927-05-02 - Ray Barrett, Australian actor
1927-08-24 - David Ireland, Australian author
1927-09-15 - David Stove, Australian philosopher, (d. 1994)
1928-02-29 - Terry Lewis, Australian police commissioner
1928-05-30 - Pro Hart, Australian artist (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 294

1978-01-25 - Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
1978-05-14 - Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1978-05-15 - Sir Robert Menzies, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
1979-01-13 - Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
1981-01-07 - Eric Robinson, Australian politician (b. 1926)
1981-01-14 - John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
1982-01-05 - Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
1983-01-08 - Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)
1983-01-28 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
1983-03-31 - Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
1984-11-10 - Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)
1984-12-23 - Joan Lindsay, Australian author (b. 1896)
1985-01-07 - Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
1985-01-11 - Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
1985-08-09 - Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1927)
1985-08-31 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet, Australian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
1986-10-05 - Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
1986-10-21 - Lionel Murphy, Australian politician and judge (b. 1922)
1986-11-07 - Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
1987-01-16 - Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
1988-03-31 - William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
1989-01-10 - Colin Winchester, Australian Assistant Police Commissioner, murdered (b. 1933)
1990-01-09 - Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
1990-06-25 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
1990-09-30 - Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
1991-01-14 - Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
1991-03-24 - Sir John Kerr, Australian politician (b. 1914)
1991-04-19 - Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
1991-05-02 - Ronald McKie, Australian author (b. 1909)
1991-05-29 - Coral Browne, Australian actor (Ruling Class), dies of cancer at 77
1991-06-24 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
1991-07-04 - Victor Chang, Australian physician (b. 1936)
1991-10-12 - Sheila Florance, Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
1992-01-06 - Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
1992-07-09 - Kelvin Coe, Australian ballerina (A'sch Ballet/Bolshoi Ballet), dies
1992-07-27 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
1992-11-28 - Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
1993-01-04 - Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
1993-01-09 - Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
1993-07-02 - Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
1993-09-05 - John Truscott, Australian set designer (Camelot), dies at 57
1994-02-08 - Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
1994-03-08 - John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
1994-05-14 - Leonard Teale, Australian actor/reciter (Homicide), dies
1994-06-02 - David Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
1994-09-05 - John Newman, Australian parlement member (Lab), murdered at 47
1994-12-29 - Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68
1995-01-27 - Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
1995-03-05 - Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
1995-08-17 - Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (b. 1933)
1995-08-30 - Dame Pattie Maie Menzies, Australian, dies at 96
Paleoanthropologist Raymond DartPaleoanthropologist Raymond Dart (1995-11-22) 1995-11-22 - Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95
1995-12-05 - Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (b. 1920)
1996-01-26 - Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
1997-01-17 - Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
1997-06-08 - George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)
1997-06-16 - Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)
1997-11-22 - Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37
1998-03-25 - Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
1998-09-04 - Elizabeth Kata, Australian writer, A Patch of Blue (b. 1912)
1999-01-10 - Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
1999-01-16 - Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
1999-01-22 - Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
1999-02-02 - David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
1999-06-06 - Anne Haddy, Australian actress (b. 1930)
1999-09-23 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (b. 1910)
INXS rocker Michael HutchenceINXS rocker Michael Hutchence (1997-11-22) 1999-10-12 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice and Royal Commissioner (b. 1919)
2000-01-01 - Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
2000-02-12 - Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
2001-06-19 - John Heyer, Australian documentary filmmaker (b. 1916)
2001-08-29 - Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
2001-10-13 - Peter Doyle, Australian pop singer (The New Seekers) (b. 1949)
2002-01-11 - Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
2002-01-16 - Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
2002-02-22 - Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
2002-03-04 - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
2002-05-13 - Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (b. 1925)
2002-05-19 - John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)
2002-06-05 - Gwen Plumb, Australian actress (b. 1912)
2002-07-23 - Leo McKern, Australian actor (b. 1920)
2002-08-25 - Dorothy Hewett, Australian writer (b. 1923)
2002-09-02 - Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2002-12-09 - Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (b. 1966)
2003-01-02 - Eric Jupp, British-Australian pianist, composer, arranger (b. 1922)
2003-02-12 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (b. 1930)
2003-03-02 - Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (b. 1931)
2003-06-21 - Jason Moran, Australian criminal (b. 1967)
2003-08-23 - Jack Dyer, Australian rules footballer (b. 1913)
2003-09-19 - Slim Dusty, Australian singer (b. 1927)
2003-10-12 - Jim Cairns, Australian politician (b. 1914)
2003-11-19 - Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)
2003-12-17 - Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
2004-01-03 - Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
2004-01-22 - Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
2004-02-11 - Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
2004-03-23 - Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
2004-08-17 - Thea Astley, Australian writer (b. 1925)
2004-10-11 - Keith Miller, Australian sportsman (b. 1919)
2004-11-08 - Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
2004-12-26 - Troy Broadbridge, Australian rules footballer, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1980)


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