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1899 in Australia

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See also:  Other events of 1899 Timeline of Australian history

Governors of the Australian colonies

  • Governor of New South Wales – Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden (until 5 March), then William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp (from 18 May)
  • Governor of Queensland – Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington
  • Governor of South Australia – Sir Thomas Buxton, 3rd Baronet (until 29 March), then Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson (from 10 April)
  • Governor of Tasmania – Jenico Preston, 14th Viscount Gormanston
  • Governor of Victoria – Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey
  • Governor of Western Australia – Sir Gerard Smith
  • Premiers of the Australian colonies

  • Premier of New South Wales – George Reid (until 13 September) then William Lyne
  • Premier of Queensland – James Dickson (until 1 December), Anderson Dawson (until 7 December) then Robert Philp
  • Premier of South Australia – Charles Kingston (until 1 December), Vaiben Louis Solomon (until 8 December) then Frederick Holder
  • Premier of Tasmania – Edward Braddon (until 12 October) then Elliott Lewis
  • Premier of Victoria – George Turner (until 5 December) then Allan McLean
  • Premier of Western Australia – John Forrest
  • Events

  • 1 January – The Police Regulation Act 1898 is enacted in Tasmania, unifying several small regional police forces to form the Tasmanian Police Force.
  • 22 January – Leaders of the six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 4 March – Cyclone Mahina strikes Bathurst Bay in Queensland. Approximately 400 persons are killed, and the pearling fleet is sunk. A storm surge of up to 14 metres sweeps 5 kilometres inland.
  • 24 April – The 1,280-ton barque Loch Sloy hits rocks off Kangaroo Island and sinks, killing 31 persons.
  • 8 December – An electric tram service commences in Sydney, along George Street from the railway to Circular Quay.
  • Colonial soldiers leave to fight in the Second Boer War.
  • Arts and literature

  • 8 October – The word "wowser" is first used by John Norton, editor of the Melbourne Truth newspaper.
  • George Washington Lambert wins the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture for his landscape Across the Blacksoil Plains
  • Dot and the Kangaroo, a children's book by Ethel Pedley, is published.
  • On Our Selection by Steele Rudd is published.
  • Sport

  • Merriwee wins the Melbourne Cup
  • Victoria wins the Sheffield Shield
  • Births

  • 7 January – John Collins, Chief of Naval Staff and High Commissioner to New Zealand (died 1989)
  • 17 January – Nevil Shute, writer (died 1960)
  • 21 January – Ernestine Hill, travel writer (died 1972)
  • 22 February – Ian Clunies Ross, scientist (died 1959)
  • 7 March – Eddie Ward, politician (died 1963)
  • 3 September – Frank Macfarlane Burnet, biologist and Nobel Prize winner (died 1985)
  • 24 September – William Dobell, artist, sculptor and painter (died 1970)
  • 21 October – Herb Steinohrt, rugby league footballer (died 1985)
  • 14 December – Frank McMillan, rugby league footballer and coach (died 1966)
  • Deaths

  • 21 February - George Bowen (born 1821), Governor of Queensland
  • 13 April - James Service (born 1823), former Premier of Victoria
  • References

    1899 in Australia Wikipedia


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