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Post by Barney » November 14, 2021, 7:03 am

ON THIS DAY – 14th November

1868 – Steele Rudd, Australian journalist and author of "On Our Selection", was born.

1913 – The domed reading room in the State Library of Victoria opened.

1939 – The world's oldest dog on record, a Blue Heeler named 'Bluey', died aged 29 years. According to Guinness World Records, the world's oldest known dog was a Blue Heeler, appropriately named "Bluey", owned by Les Hall of Rochester in the Australian state of Victoria. Born on 7 June 1910, Bluey died on 14 November 1939 at the age of twenty-nine years, five months, and seven days.

1997 – Arnott's Biscuits shareholders overwhelmingly approved a takeover bid from American conglomerate Campbell's.

1999 – Steven Richards successfully defended his FAI Bathurst 1000 crown with co-driver Greg Murphy for Gibson Motor Sport. It was the third and final win for the GMS team.

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ON THIS DAY – 15th November

1791 – Australia's first successful grapevine was planted.

1910 – The destroyers Parramatta and Yarra arrived in Australia, the first ships built for the Australian navy.

1934 – Qantas de Havilland DH86 crashed after departing from Longreach Airport during its delivery flight.

1938 – Waterside workers at Port Kembla, New South Wales refused to load a consignment of scrap iron destined for Japan, arguing that it would be used for munitions. Attorney-General Robert Menzies attempted to force the loading of the cargo, earning himself the nickname "Pig Iron Bob".

1972 – The first aircraft hijacking in Australia occurred when Ansett Airlines Flight 232 from Adelaide to Alice Springs was hijacked with 28 passengers and a crew of 4. A gun battle followed at Alice Springs Airport.

1998 – Jason Bright and Steven Richards in a Ford Falcon took victory in the Bathurst Classic, the first major victory for Stone Brothers Racing team.

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de Havilland DH.86 VH-USC (c/n 2307) at Mascot, NSW (Aeropedia) – Bottom
Protesters during the historic Dalfram dispute in Port Kembla (Illawarra Mercury) – Top
Crew of Flight AN 232 on 15 November 1972 including Gay Rennie and Kaye Goreham at right. Photo taken shortly after the hijack drama (Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum) – Middle
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ON THIS DAY – 16th November

1838 – The ship Bengalee arrived at Port Misery (South Australia) with a group of Prussian immigrants, the first in a large wave of 19th-century German immigration to Australia.

1910 – The Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 received Royal Assent from the Governor-General, transferring the Northern Territory from the control of South Australia to the Commonwealth.

1919 – The first south to north transcontinental flight across Australia occurred. The flight was undertaken by Captain Henry N Wrigley and Sergeant Arthur William Murphy, flying a B.E.2E aircraft. The purpose of the flight was to survey the route for competitors in the first England to Australia air race. Wrigley and Murphy departed Point Cook, Victoria on 16 November 1919 and reached Darwin, Northern Territory on 12 December. It took the pair 46 flying hours to cover the 2,500 miles (4023 km).

1920 – Qantas was founded in Winton, Queensland on 16 November 1920 by Hudson Fysh, Paul McGinness and Fergus McMaster as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited. The airline's first aircraft was an Avro 504K. It moved its headquarters to Longreach, Queensland in 1921 and Brisbane, Queensland in 1930.

1920 – Colin Thiele, Australian writer and author of 'Storm Boy', was born.

1942 – Japan retreated from the Kokoda Trail.

1972 – The Aunty Jack Show premiered on ABC-TV in Sydney.

2004 – The train Spirit of Townsville from Brisbane, bound for Cairns, was involved in the Rosedale train crash.

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Murphy (left) and Wrigley during their pioneering trans-Australia flight, 1919 (Wiki) – Top Left
A portrait of Colin Thiele in 1964 (Wiki) – Top Right
The original QANTAS office in Longreach, Queensland c. 1921 (SLNSW) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY – 17th November

1905 – Arthur Chipperfield, Australian cricketer, was born. Arthur Gordon Chipperfield (17 November 1905 – 29 July 1987) was an Australian cricketer who played in 14 Tests from 1934 to 1938. He is one of only three players to make 99 on his Test match debut.

1937 – Jack Worrall, VFL player and Test cricketer, died. John "Jack" Worrall (20 June 1861 – 17 November 1937) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club in the VFA, and a Test cricketer. He was also a prominent coach in both sports and a journalist. A small, nuggety man with broad shoulders, pink complexion and intense brown eyes, Worrall was one of Australia's great all-round sports people of the nineteenth century, and was involved in Australian football and cricket at the elite level for many decades. After his retirement, he coached both sports, and is considered the "father" of Australian football coaching. Worrall had an extended career as a sporting journalist, and he was a highly respected member of the press box right up until his death in 1937. He was no stranger to conflict, and his forthright manner embroiled him in a number of sporting controversies throughout his lifetime.

1949 – Michael Wendon, Australian swimmer, was born. Michael Vincent Wenden, AM, MBE (born 17 November 1949) is a champion swimmer who represented Australia in the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics. In 1968 he won four medals: gold in both the 100- and 200-metre freestyle (setting world records in each) and a silver and a bronze in freestyle relays. Wenden was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1979. He was one of the eight bearers of the Olympic Flag at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

1979 – The first stage of Brisbane suburban electrification between Ferny Grove and Darra was commissioned.

1997 – Telstra shares were listed on the Australian stock exchange.

2001 – Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt became the youngest man to be world number one in tennis.

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1934: The Australian cricketer, A G Chipperfield (Wiki) – Right Middle
circa 1888, John Worrall, (1861-1937) Australian born, who played for Victoria 1883-1902 and for Australia in 11 matches, who had a successful tour of England in 1899 when he scored over 1000 runs (Wiki) - – Bottom Right
Picture of the 1888 Australian cricket team that toured England. The players are – Back row (l to r): Jack Ferris, Sammy Jones, Affie Jarvis, Jack Worrall, CW Beal (manager), Jack Lyons, Jack Blackham, Harry Boyle, John Edwards. Seated (l to r): George Bonnor, Charlie Turner, Percy McDonnell (captain), Harry Trott, Alec Bannerman (Wiki) – Top
Champion of Sport - Wenden - Australia [Campioni dello Sport 1969-70-n.272] (Wiki) – Left
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ON THIS DAY – 18th November

1879 – Fifteen-year-old Argustus Wernicke, one of Australia's youngest bushrangers and a member of Captain Moonlite's gang, was shot and killed.

1908 – The Victorian government passed the Adult Suffrage Bill 1908, granting female suffrage for the first time.

1912 – Victor Hey, Australian rugby league player, was born. Victor John Hey (18 November 1912 in Liverpool, New South Wales – 11 April 1995), also known by the nickname of "The Human Bullet", was an Australian rugby league national and state representative five-eighth and later a successful first-grade and national coach. His Australian club playing career commenced with the Western Suburbs Magpies, and concluded with the Parramatta Eels. In between he played for a number of clubs in the English first division. He is considered one of Australia's finest footballers of the 20th century.

1941 – The cruiser HMAS Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive battle with the German ship Kormoran off Western Australia. All 645 aboard the Sydney died.

1947 – Australia reduced its trade tariffs after ratifying the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva.

1967 – Dame Pattie, Australian challenger for the America's Cup was defeated by the American defender Intrepid which won the series 4–0.

1996 – Perth teenager David Dicks became the youngest person to sail non-stop solo around the world as he arrived back in Fremantle Harbour, having left in February.

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G. Wernicke. Date Unknown (The History Channel) – Top Left
Women gain the right to vote in Victorian elections (Victorian Women’s Trust) – Bottom
Vic Hey [1912 – 1995] (SLQ) – Top Right
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ON THIS DAY – 19th November

1800 – The first copper coins were circulated in New South Wales. To prevent their removal from the colony they were issued at double their face value, that is a coin valued at one penny in England was deemed to represent twopence in New South Wales.

1834 – The first permanent European settlement on the north coast of Bass Strait was established at Portland by Edward Henty.

1910 – A cyclone struck the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing 40 people and destroying 20 houses.

1937 – Hubert Opperman completes an epic bicycle ride from Fremantle, Western Australia to Sydney, taking 13 days, 10 hours and 11 minutes.

1941 – The light cruiser HMAS Sydney engaged the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran in an hour-long battle off the coast of Western Australia. Both ships were sunk, the Sydney going down with 645 crew.

1946 – Australian country music singer Slim Dusty made his first commercial recording of six songs.

1975 – Two staff members of the Queensland Premier's Department were injured when they open a letter-bomb addressed to the Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

2000 – Garth Tander and Jason Bargwanna won the FAI Bathurst 1000 for Garry Rogers Motorsport, a first for the team and both drivers.

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Ice cream van parked with man serving ice-cream to Valda Unthank and Hubert Opperman both on bicycles. Advertisement for Peters Ice Cream (SLV) – Top
Group portrait of the ships company of HMAS Sydney after the successful action against the Italian Cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni on 19 July 1940. Men are crowded on the deck and stand in the rigging. (AWM) – Bottom Left
Slim Dusty at the Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth 1988– Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – 20th November

1860 – Burke and Wills reached Cooper Creek.

1926 – The 1926 Imperial Conference accords Australia the status of self-governing Dominion, of equal status to Great Britain.

1929 – Ronald Willey, Australian rugby league footballer, was born. Ronald William Willey (1929−2004) was an Australian rugby league footballer and coach. He was a representative for the Australian national side. Born in Canterbury, NSW in 1929, Willey was graded by the Canterbury-Bankstown Berries in 1948 as a Centre, but was soon shifted to Fullback, and was the Berries regular first-grade fullback and goal-kicker from 1949 to 1953. In 1951, he was appointed captain for four games at the age of 21. Willey held the record as the youngest Canterbury captain until Braith Anasta in 2002. He became the first Canterbury local international when he was selected on the 1952–53 Kangaroo tour, and was the Berries’ standout player in a dark era for the club. Post-playing, Willey had a long and successful first grade and State representative coaching career. Willey joined Manly in 1970 for a successful five season tenure as a non-playing coach. During this time he guided them to their first New South Wales Rugby League premiership in 1972 and repeated that premiership success in 1973. In this second year coaching at Manly he enjoyed an extraordinary 74% win rate.

1941 – German "auxiliary cruiser" (armed merchant raider) Kormoran sunk near Australia.

2015 – Australian actor Keith Michell died. Keith Joseph Michell (1 December 1926 – 20 November 2015) was an Australian actor who worked primarily in the United Kingdom, and was best known for his television and film portrayals of individual Henry VIII. He appeared extensively in Shakespeare and other classics and musicals in Britain, and was also in several Broadway productions. He was an artistic director of the Chichester Festival Theatre in the 1970s and later had a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote. He was also known for illustrating a collection of Jeremy Lloyd's poems Captain Beaky, and singing the title song from the associated album.

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Burke and Wills Expedition Camp at Cooper's Creek c.1860-61 (Mitchell Library SLNSW) – Top
individual George V with Prime Ministers attending the Imperial Conference of 1926 (Canada History Project) – Bottom
Ron Wiley [rugby league] Australia 1940s (Wiki) – Middle Left
Keith Michell (Wiki) – Middle Right
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ON THIS DAY – 21st November

1789 – Convict James Ruse was provisionally given land at Parramatta to establish Experiment Farm.

1837 – Thomas Morris of Australia skipped rope 22,806 times.

1936 – Victor Chang, Australian heart surgeon and one of the pioneers of modern heart transplantation, was born.

1969 – Death of Norman Lindsay, prolific artist, sculptor, writer and editorial cartoonist, aged 90.

1978 – Last day of commercial whaling in Australia. No sperm whales were caught that day by the chaser ships (Cheynes II, III and IV) operated by the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company at Albany, Western Australia. The last whale caught by an Australian whaling company was the day before, 20 November.

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View at Rose Hill Port Jackson ca. 1791, artist unknown (Dixson Galleries SLNSW) – Top
Dr. Victor Chang (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Norman Lindsay, 1921, photographed by Harold Cazneaux (Picture Australia) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – 22nd November

1886 – Victoria Street Cable Tram route began in Melbourne, Australia.

1921 – Ginger Meggs, Australia's longest-running comic strip, was first published in The Sun, a Sydney-based newspaper.

1956 – The 1956 Summer Olympics opened in Melbourne. The opening ceremony was held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with 107,700 people watching.

1958 – The 1958 Australian federal election was the first to be televised.

1962 – The 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games opened at Perry Lakes Stadium in Perth, Western Australia.

1997 – Musician Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of the band INXS, died in Sydney.

2010 – Microbiologist Frank Fenner, credited with the development of the myxoma virus, which was responsible for controlling the numbers of rabbits in Australia, died in Canberra at the age of 95.

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Sunbeams Book Series 24: More Adventures of Ginger Meggs cover (detail) 1947 (Screen Hub) – Top Left
1956 Summer Olympics Melbourne (Cold War: 1950s) – Bottom Right
Michael Hutchence (FindAGrave) – Bottom Left
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ON THIS DAY – 23rd November

1880 – Redmond Barry, the judge who sentenced Ned Kelly to be hanged, died just twelve days after Kelly was hanged.

1923 – Australia's first public wireless broadcast began.

1942 – Japanese bombed Port Darwin, Australia.

1955 – The Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean were transferred from British to Australian control.

1956 – Swimmer, Shane Gould who won three gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze at the 1972 Summer Olympics, was born.

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Advertisement taken from the Wireless Weekly, 29 August 1924. Langhans (Parliament of Australia) – Bottom
Portrait of Redmond Barry, Australian jurist (NLA) – Top Left
Shane Elizabeth Gould, MBE (Wiki) – Top Right
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ON THIS DAY – 24th November

1642 – Abel Tasman became the first European to discover the island Van Diemen's Land (later renamed Tasmania).

1876 – Walter Burley Griffin, the architect who designed Canberra, Australia's capital city, was born.

1934 – The ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney was opened.

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Detail from portrait by Jacob Gerritsz. Cuyp, c. 1637 (Wiki) – Top Left
Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin at Castlecrag, Sydney on July 27, 1930 (Wiki) – Top Right
The ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney at night (Wiki) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY – 25th November

1856 – The first Parliament of Victoria was officially opened by the Acting Governor Edward Macarthur.

1880 – Reverend John Flynn, founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, was born.

1910 – The Royal Australian Navy was created with the passing of the Australian Naval Defence Act by the Federal Parliament.

1944 – Reg Saunders became the first Aboriginal commissioned officer in the Australian Army.

1993 – Ray Martin presented his final episode of Midday. He moved on to A Current Affair in 1994 and was replaced in the Midday role by Derryn Hinch.

2000 – The 12th Rugby League World Cup: Australia defeated New Zealand 40-12.

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Portrait of Reverend John Flynn [c.1929] (Wiki) – Top Left
Sergeant Saunders with fellow soldiers of the 2/7th Infantry Battalion in North Queensland, October 1943 (Wiki) – Top Right
2000 Rugby League World Cup Winner Australia [9th title] (Alchetron) – Bottom
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ON THIS DAY – 26th November

1812 – 40,000 Spanish dollars in coins arrived in New South Wales on the Royal Navy ship HMS Samarang. To prevent their use outside the colony, holes were punched though the centre of the coins to create "holey dollars"—Australia's first official currency.

1855 – The colony of Van Diemen's Land became officially known as Tasmania.

1942 – A violent brawl breaks out in Brisbane between United States military personnel and Australian servicemen and civilians, in what became known as the "Battle of Brisbane". One Australian soldier was shot dead.

1993 – Construction began on Brisbane's new $250 million International Airport Terminal.

1995 – The Australian Women's Party was launched in Brisbane, Queensland by a group which included disenchanted Labor women.

1997 – Sydney's Star City Casino was opened by New South Wales Premier Bob Carr.

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Van Diemen's Land 1852 (Wiki) – Bottom Left
U.S. servicemen march through individual George Square, Brisbane, circa 1943 (Brisbane Council) – Top
The Star, Sydney, during Vivid Sydney, 2015 (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – 27th November

1876 – Legislation was enacted in Queensland creating the first public fire service in Australia.

1880 – Sir Ralph Freeman, designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, was born.

1967 – Singer John Farnham, then known as Johnny Farnham, released Sadie (The Cleaning Lady). It was his first Number 1.

1979 – The first day-night ODI cricket international at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

1983 – The last ever episode of ‘The Don Lane Show’ went to air on GTV-9.

1999 – The last ever episode of ‘Hey Hey It's Saturday’ went to air.

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Mr Ralph Freeman, Sydney Harbour Bridge Dated: c.1931 (State Archives NSW) – Top
So Young. Johnny Farhnam (SLV) – Bottom Left
On 8th March 1976, ABBA appeared on the Don Lane Show in Australia (ABBA Fanatics) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – 28th November

1903 – The oil tanker SS Petriana struck a reef at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. Two days later, its cargo of 1,300 tonnes of crude oil was released, causing the first major oil spill in Australia.

1932 – The statue of The Dog on the Tuckerbox was unveiled at Gundagai, New South Wales by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.

1942 – Australian pilot Ron Middleton earns a posthumous Victoria Cross for valour in bringing his crew and crippled bomber home after a raid on Turin, Italy. On 28 November 1942, Middleton was captain of Stirling BF372[13] detailed to bomb the Fiat aircraft works at Turin. It was his twenty-ninth combat sortie, one short of the thirty required for completion of a 'tour' and mandatory rotation off combat operations. Middleton and his crew arrived above Turin after a difficult flight over the Alps, due to the low combat ceiling of the "bombed-up" and "fueled-up" Stirling (due to its short stubby wings, designed to keep all up weight down, but of little use at high altitudes). Over the target area Middleton had to make three low-level passes in order to positively identify the target; on the third, the aircraft was hit by heavy anti-aircraft fire which wounded both pilots and the wireless operator. Middleton suffered numerous grievous wounds, including shrapnel wounds to the arms, legs and body, having his right eye torn from its socket and his jaw shattered. He passed out briefly, and his second pilot, Flight Sergeant L.A. Hyder, who was also seriously wounded, managed to regain control of the plunging plane at 800 feet and drop the bombs, before receiving first aid from the other crew. Middleton regained consciousness in time to help recover control of his stricken bomber. Middleton was in great pain, was barely able to see, was losing blood from wounds all over his body, and could breathe only with difficulty. He must have known that his own chances of survival were slim, but he nonetheless determined to fly his crippled aircraft home, and return his crew to safety. During the return flight he frequently said over the intercom "I'll make the English Coast. I'll get you home".[14] After four hours of agony and having been further damaged by flak over France, Middleton reached the coast of England with five minutes of fuel reserves. At this point he turned the aircraft parallel to the coast and ordered his crew to bail out. Five of his crew did so and landed safely, but his front gunner and flight engineer remained with him to try to talk him into a forced landing on the coast, something he must have known would have risked extensive civilian casualties. He steered the aircraft out over the sea, off Dymchurch, and ordered the last two crew to bail out. They then too bailed out, but did not survive the night in the English Channel. Middleton stayed with the aircraft, which crashed into the Channel. His body was washed ashore on 1 February 1943. The last line of his Victoria Cross citation reads: "His devotion to duty in the face of overwhelming odds is unsurpassed in the annals of the Royal Air Force". Middleton was posthumously promoted to pilot officer, and is buried at Beck Row, [Mildenhall], Suffolk.

1955 Ray Lawler's ‘Summer of the Seventeenth Doll’ received its stage premiere by the Union Theatre Repertory Company in Melbourne with the playwright in a leading role; this was influential as the first authentically naturalistic modern drama in the theatre of Australia.

1992 – Death of Sidney Nolan, one of Australia's most well-known painters, aged 75.

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The Dog on the Tuckerbox (Wiki) – Top Left
Photograph of Flight Sergeant Rawdon Hume Middleton VC (AWM) – Top Right
Photograph of Australian artist Sidney Nolan, taken by Albert Tucker (SLV) – Bottom
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29th November

1854 – Over 10,000 protestors swore allegiance to the Eureka Flag which was flown during the Eureka Stockade rebellion in Ballarat.

1876 – The Queensland flag was officially adopted.

1948 – The first Holden car, the model 48-215, popularly known as the FX, rolled off the assembly line. The on-road cost was approximately £760.

1967 – Australia's first satellite, WRESAT, was launched on an American Redstone rocket from Woomera, South Australia.

1969 – The rebuilding of the Indian Pacific rail line between Sydney and Perth to standard gauge was completed.

1982 – Thomas Keneally became the first Australian winner of the Booker Prize for Schindler's Ark.

1988 – The four acts granting the ACT self-government were given Royal Assent.

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The Swearing of Allegiance to the Southern Cross (Eureka Flag) at Bakery Hill on 1st December 1854. The watercolour, along with others of Melbourne and the goldfields, was only discovered in 1996 when they were put up for auction at Christies, and subsequently bought by the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. The painting provided the final authentication of the design of the original Eureka Flag. (Wiki) – Bottom Left
Prime Minister Ben Chifley at the launch of the first Holden car (NAA) – Top
Schindler's Ark First edition cover (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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ON THIS DAY – 30th November

1854 – Peter Lalor was elected to lead the gold-diggers in the movement that would become the Eureka Stockade.

1816 – Export of horses to India for use by the Indian Army began with an advertisement in the Sydney Gazette.

1878 – Advance Australia Fair first sung publicly at the Highland Society of NSW's annual Scottish concert in the Protestant Hall, Sydney.

1901 – Death of explorer Edward John Eyre aged 86.

1914 – The first aviation unit to leave for active service was sent to New Guinea.

1961 – Ansett-ANA Flight 325, a Vickers Viscount aircraft, crashed into Botany Bay shortly after takeoff, killing all 15 on board.

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Peter Lalor, 1856. Ludwig Becker (1808-1861) artist (SLV) – Top Left
Advance Australia fair [music] / by P.D. McCormick (Amicus). Published between 1901 and 1919 (NLA) – Top Right
Edward John Eyre c. 1880s (NZ National Library) – Bottom Left
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ON THIS DAY – 1st December

1811 – During a tour of Van Diemen's Land, Governor Macquarie gave directions for the layout of Hobart. There was a central square and seven streets named Macquarie, Liverpool, Argyle, Elizabeth, Murray, Harrington and Collins.

1820 – Campbelltown, New South Wales was established.

1838 – The first annual Hobart Regatta was held.

1864 – The Great Fire of Brisbane occurred.

1876 – Aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs and teenager Grace Bussell rescued about 40 people from lifeboats from the stricken steamship 'SS Georgette' off Western Australia.

1939 – Australia agreed to take 15,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Europe, following the German occupation of Austria and Czechoslovakia.

1942 – HMAS Armidale, a corvette of the Royal Australian Navy, was sunk by Japanese with the loss of 100 men.

1972 – Belinda Green was crowned Miss World in London, becoming the second Australian winner of this pageant.

1976 – Douglas Nicholls was appointed the 28th Governor of South Australia becoming the first indigenous Governor of an Australian state.

1982 – The Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act became operative.

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Sam Isaacs, Grace Bussell and the 'SS Georgette' (All Down Under Australia) - Top
Royal Hobart Regatta in 1914 (Aussie Mobs) – Bottom Left
Douglas Nicholls (Wiki) – Bottom Right
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