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
- Earliest day on which…
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