• Births and Birthdays
  • 1865 Mary Cameron was born at Cottawalla, near Goulburn, NSW. Otherwise known as Dame Mary Gilmore, she was the first woman member of the Australian Workers' Union, a social worker, author, and poet.
  • 1940 Film director, Bruce Beresford, was born.
  • Business
  • 1951 The weekly Australian Financial Review commenced publication
  • Convictions
  • 2004 Serial killer, Peter Dupas, is sentenced to his second term of life imprisonment.
  • 2004 Serial killer, Peter Dupas, is sentenced to his second term of life imprisonment.
  • Crimes
  • 1998 Two Victoria police officers, Gary Silk and Rodney Miller, were murdered in Moorabbin, Victoria, after intercepting a suspect vehicle.
  • Deaths and Funerals
  • 1911 Cardinal Patrick Moran, Archbishop of Sydney, died aged 80.
  • 1920 Henry Daglich, Labor Premier of Western Australia, died aged 53.
  • Firsts
  • 1968 The Division of National Mapping completed its first complete map coverage of Australia.
  • 1989 Qantas' first Boeing 747-438 established a world distance record for a commercial jet flying from London to Sydney non-stop: 18,001 kilometres in 20 hours, 9 minutes and 5 seconds.
  • Government, Politics and Unions
  • 1851 The Victorian Government imposed a licence fee of 30 shillings on gold miners which eventually led to the Eureka Stockade rebellion.
  • 1945 The Trans-Australian Airlines (TAA) was established by Act of Parliament.
  • Sports
  • 1884 Australian William Beach became the world champion sculler after beating Canadian Edward Hanlan over 3.5 miles on the Parramatta River.
  • 1953 The first around Australia Redex Reliability Trial was won by Ken Tubman and John Marshall.
  • 1997 New Zealand defeated the Australian women's rugby team at Carisbrook in Dunedin, 40-0.
  • 1997 The New Zealand All Blacks defeated the Australian Wallabies 36-24 in the Bledisloe Cup.
  • Transportation
  • 1999 The Bolte Bridge over the Yarra River was opened in Melbourne, Victoria