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14 May in Australian History

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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).

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