• Arrivals
  • 1825 Thomas Hobbs Scott, the first Archdeacon of New South Wales arrived at Sydney
  • Crimes
  • 1865 Bushranger John Gilbert was shot and killed by police
  • 1981 Alleged drug boss Robert Trimbole fled Australia
  • 1992 New York based self appointed crime fighters began patrolling Sydney trains ignoring the displeasure of the New South Wales Police Minister
  • Government, Politics and Unions
  • 1908 A Labor Government was formed in Australia under Andrew Fisher. He served three terms as Prime Minister to 1915
  • Inventions
  • 1982 A Car Steering Gear Patent was lodged by A.E. Bishop. Australian Patent 552975
  • Law
  • 1996 The Australian Government banned automatic and semi-automatic guns in Australia
  • Medical
  • 1804 The "Coromandel" arrived at Port Jackson with a consignment of smallpox vaccine and 200 convicts
  • Places
  • 1815 The site for Bathurst New South Wales was selected, proclaimed and the first Divine service was held there
  • Tragedies and Accidents
  • 1952 10 people died and 81 were injured in a train crash at Berala, New South Wales
  • War and Armed Forces
  • 1942 The first naval battle in history using air-craft carriers began between Japan and Australia/USA naval forces off the north east coast of Australia. It was know as the Battle of the Coral Sea
  • 1945 World War II ended in Europe when Germany surrendered
  • 1999 The first 400 of 4,000 refugees from war torn Kosovo arrived at Sydney as a stop-over on their way to Brighton Barracks in Tasmania