you're reading...
Advance Institute of Business

8 May in Australian History

Advance Institute of Business

Here are just some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of.

  • 1809 – Lachlan Macquarie is appointed to replace William Bligh Governor of New South Wales, with William Patterson governing until Macquarie’s arrival in the colony.
  • 1948 – Margaret McIntyre, the first female member of the Parliament of Tasmania, assumes the seat of Cornwall in the Legislative Council.
  • 1963 – Anthony Field, a founder of The Wiggles, is born in Kellyville, New South Wales.
  • 1970 – An estimated 100,000 people participate in protests against Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War (pictured).
  • 1972 – Darren Hayes, the frontman of the pop duo Savage Garden, is born in Brisbane.
  • 2011 – Lionel Rose, a WBC bantamweight world champion boxer and the 1968 Australian of the Year, dies in Warragul, Victoria, aged 62

International Observances.

  • Earliest day on which…

View original post 176 more words

About Craig Hill

Social Justice Campaigner, Writer, Teacher and Business Consultant. Lived in China and USA. Dealing with disability. My articles have been cited in New York Times, BBC, Fox News, Aljazeera, Philippines Star, South China Morning Post, National Interest, news.com.au, Wikipedia and many other international publications. Please consider donating, to support our social justice campaign, by clicking on the "Donations Page" button in the top menu.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

If you liked what you just read, click "Subscribe" to become a follower of the Craig Hill site. You will receive an email each time a new post is published.

Join 1,802 other subscribers

Advance Institute of Business has nationally recognised Australian Business qualifications. Click here to find out more.

%d bloggers like this: