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23 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 in the comments section.

  • 1889 – Louisa Lawson founded the Dawn Club, which became the hub of the women’s suffrage movement in Sydney.
  • 1892 – Frederick Deeming hanged at Melbourne Gaol having been unsuccessfully defended by the lawyer Alfred Deakin. Deeming was accused of committing a series of crimes on three continents—theft, perjury, fraud, bigamy and murder; he used at least 20 aliases.
  • 1912 – Walter Burley Griffin’s design for Canberra selected as the winner (pictured).
  • 1944 – Birth of John Newcombe, Australian tennis player.
  • 1994 – Police arrest Belanglo State Forest serial killer Ivan Milat at his New South Wales home. Milat is later sentenced to life imprisonment.

International Observances.

  • Aromanian National Day
  • Constitution Day (Germany)
  • Labour Day (Jamaica)
  • Students’ Day (Mexico)
  • World Turtle Day

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