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Outbreak of World War Two
Aboriginal Day of Mourning is held to coincide with the sesqui-centenary (150 years) of British settlement in Australia.
Aboriginies Progressive Association is formed.
William Cooper organises a petition to King George V for Aboriginal rights
Census records 400 000 Australians living in makeshift shanty towns
"There’s two sides out there and only one of them is playing cricket."
This was said by Australian Captain Bill Woodfull, referring to the now infamous Bodyline cricket series against England for the Ashes.
Sydney Harbour Bridge opens
Premier Jack Lang is sacked by the State Governor, Sir Phillip Game.
Australian Aboriginies League is formed.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is officially opened by Jack Lang
Edith Cowan is elected as the first woman in an Australian parliament.
Splits divide the ALP
United Australia Party formed
Lang proposes the 'Lang Plan' to deal with the Great Depression
Phar Lap wins the Melbourne Cup
Wall Street Crash marks the start of the Great Depression
The fedgeral government offically opens parliament house in Canberra, and moves in.
An armistice is called, bringing an end to World War One.
Prime Minister Billy Hughes introduces a rerferendum on conscription.
Anzac troops land on the beaches of Gallipoli
Commonwealth franchise gives women right to vote.
Australia officially becomes a federated country.