Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of.
- 1787 – The First Fleet (pictured) leaves Portsmouth, England, for New South Wales, with the intention of establishing the first European settlement in Australia.
- 1861 – John Tebbutt, of Windsor, New South Wales, discovers what would become known as the “Great Comet of 1861”.
- 1932 – Sir Philip Game, the Governor of New South Wales, dismisses the Labor Party government of Jack Lang (pictured), the Premier of New South Wales.
- 1962 – Paul McDermott, the comedian, performer, and television host, is born in Adelaide.
- 1965 – Following the 1965 state election, Bob Askin is sworn in as Premier of New South Wales, leading for the first time a coalition of the Liberal Party and the Country Party.
- 2012 – A resident of Old South Head Road…
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