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1897 in Australia

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Decades:  1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s
See also:  Other events of 1897 Timeline of Australian history

Incumbents

  • Premier of New South Wales - George Reid
  • Premier of South Australia - Charles Kingston
  • Premier of Queensland - Hugh Nelson
  • Premier of Tasmania - Edward Braddon
  • Premier of Western Australia - John Forrest
  • Premier of Victoria - George Turner
  • Events

  • 7 January - Darwin has its highest ever daily rainfall with 296.1 millimetres from its most severe cyclone until Tracy.
  • 22 June - The second Victoria Bridge is opened in Brisbane by the Governor of Queensland, Lord Lamington. The previous bridge was destroyed by floodwaters
  • 27 October - St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne is consecrated
  • Arts and literature

  • Walter Withers wins the inaugural Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture for his landscape The Storm
  • Sport

  • 4 September - Essendon wins the first Victorian Football League premiership.
  • 8 October - The Australasian Athletic Union is established in Sydney.
  • Gaulus wins the Melbourne Cup
  • New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
  • Births

  • 10 February - Judith Anderson (died 1992), actress
  • 6 July - Frank Walsh (died 1968), Premier of South Australia
  • 9 July - Enid Lyons (died 1981), politician
  • 28 July - James Fairbairn (died 1940), politician
  • 6 August - William Slim (died 1970), Governor General of Australia
  • 5 October - Percy Spender (died 1985), politician and diplomat
  • 7 October - Charles Chauvel (died 1959), film maker
  • Deaths

  • 11 June - Henry Ayers (born 1821), Premier of South Australia
  • 11 July - Patrick Jennings (born 1831), Premier of New South Wales
  • 15 November - Alfred Kennerley (born 1810), Premier of Tasmania
  • 20 November - Ernest Giles (born 1835), explorer
  • References

    1897 in Australia Wikipedia


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