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1890 in Australia

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Decades:  1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
See also:  Other events of 1890 Timeline of Australian history

Incumbents

  • Premier of New South Wales - Henry Parkes
  • Premier of South Australia - John Cockburn until 19 August, then Thomas Playford II
  • Premier of Queensland - Boyd Dunlop Morehead until 12 August, then Samuel Griffith
  • Premier of Tasmania - Philip Fysh
  • Premier of Western Australia - established from 29 December, John Forrest
  • Premier of Victoria - Duncan Gillies until 5 November, then James Munro
  • Events

  • 1 January - The University of Tasmania opens
  • 28 February - The steamship RMS Quetta sinks off Cape York Peninsula, killing 133
  • 29 December - Sir John Forrest becomes the Premier of Western Australia and the first Premier in Australia.
  • Arts and literature

  • 26 April - Banjo Paterson's The Man from Snowy River is published.
  • Sport

  • 31 May – The first Australian Championships in Athletics are held under the name Inter Colonial Meet. The men's competition is staged at the Moore Park in Sydney.
  • Carbine wins the Melbourne Cup
  • Births

  • 2 March Sir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey, Governor of South Australia 1939–1944 (died 1969)
  • 10 March - Albert Ogilvie, Premier of Tasmania (died 1939)
  • 18 July - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (died 1983)
  • 29 August - Richard Gardiner Casey, Governor General of Australia (died 1976)
  • 10 September - Robert Heffron, Premier of New South Wales (died 1978)
  • 31 December - Daryl Lindsay, artist (died 1976)
  • Deaths

  • 9 November - James Boag I, brewer (born 1822)
  • 8 January - [Alfred Nobel] , Inventor {born 1833}
  • References

    1890 in Australia Wikipedia


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