Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of.
- 1798 – HMS Nautilus arrives in Sydney, carrying missionaries from the London Missionary Society.
- 1829 – Aboriginal mission on Bruny Island opened by George Augustus Robinson.
- 1859 – The Melbourne Football Club, Australia’s oldest football club is founded.
- 1943 – Hospital ship AHS Centaur is sunk by Japanese torpedoes off the coast of Stradbroke Island during World War II, 64 of the 332 armed services personnel on board survived.
- 1969 – Actress Cate Blanchett is born.
- 1984 – The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia.
- 2004 – Hobart woman Mary Donaldson marries Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark in Copenhagen to become Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark (pictured).
- Earliest day on which the first day of Sanja Matsuri can fall, while May 21 is…
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