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1910 in Australia

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Population  4,367,405
1910 in Australia
Monarchy  Edward VII, then George V
Governor-General  William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley
Prime minister  Alfred Deakin, then Andrew Fisher
Elections  Federal, South Australia, New South Wales

See also: 1909 in Australia, 1911 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch – Edward VII (until 6 May), then George V
  • Governor-General – William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley
  • Prime Minister – Alfred Deakin (until 29 April), then Andrew Fisher
  • State premiers

  • Premier of New South Wales – Charles Wade (until 1 October), then James McGowen
  • Premier of South Australia – Archibald Peake (until 3 June), then John Verran
  • Premier of Queensland – William Kidston
  • Premier of Tasmania – Sir Neil Elliott Lewis
  • Premier of Western Australia – Sir Newton Moore (until 16 September), then Frank Wilson
  • Premier of Victoria – John Murray
  • State governors

  • Governor of New South Wales – Frederic Thesiger, 3rd Baron Chelmsford
  • Governor of South Australia – Admiral Sir Day Bosanquet
  • Governor of Queensland – Sir William MacGregor
  • Governor of Tasmania – Major General Sir Harry Barron
  • Governor of Western Australia – Sir Gerald Strickland
  • Governor of Victoria – Sir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael
  • Events

  • 21 March – Harry Houdini achieves one of the first powered flights in Australia.
  • 13 April – A referendum is held into alteration of the Australian Constitution regarding state debt and surplus revenue. The state debt question was carried, the surplus revenue question was not.
  • 6 May – Edward VII dies, his son George V becomes King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions.
  • 16 September – The Australian Treasury is given authority to issue currency, replacing the use of the British Pound.
  • 16 November – The Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 receives Royal Assent from the Governor-General, transferring the Northern Territory from the control of South Australia to the Commonwealth.
  • 19 November – A cyclone strikes the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing 40 people and destroying 20 houses.
  • 25 November – The Royal Australian Navy is created with the passing of the Australian Naval Defence Act by the Federal Parliament. The destroyers HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Yarra arrive in Australia.
  • 8 December – Geelong, Victoria is declared a city.
  • Science and technology

  • Dethridge wheel developed – used to measure flow of irrigation water delivered to farms
  • Arts and literature

  • Henry Handel Richardson's novel The Getting of Wisdom published
  • Sport

  • Comedy King wins the Melbourne Cup
  • South Australia wins the Sheffield Shield
  • The Great Britain rugby league team went on their first tour of Australasia and defeated Australia to win the Ashes.
  • 17 September – The 1910 NSWRFL season culminates in a grand final between South Sydney and Newtown which is drawn 4 – 4. Newtown are crowned premiers by virtue of being minor premiers.
  • Births

  • 11 January – Shane Paltridge (died 1966), politician
  • 28 January – Jim Willis (died 1995), botanist
  • 7 April – Alec Downer (died 1981), politician
  • 10 April – Bob Marshall (died 2004), billiards champion
  • 17 April – Ivan Goff (died 1999), screenwriter
  • 2 May – Laurie Nash (died 1986), cricketer and footballer
  • 11 May – John Béchervaise (died 1998), Antarctic explorer
  • 6 July – John Knott (died 1999), public servant
  • 16 July – Stan McCabe (died 1968), cricketer
  • 22 July – Alan Moorehead (died 1983), war correspondent
  • 22 August – Kenneth McIntyre (died 2004), historian and mathematician
  • 28 August Kathleen Best (died 1957), first director of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps
  • 28 August – Tom Burke (died 1973), politician
  • 24 September – Douglas Darby (died 1985), politician
  • 1 October – José Enrique Moyal, Palesrinian-born mathematical physicist (died 1998)
  • Deaths

  • 4 January – Sir Frederick Darley (born 1830), Chief Justice of NSW
  • 18 January – James Cuthbertson (born 1851), poet and schoolteacher
  • 29 January – Sir Charles Todd (born 1826), astronomer
  • 19 March – James Smith (born 1820), journalist
  • 3 April – Catherine Helen Spence (born 1825), writer and social reformer
  • 25 April – Edward William O'Sullivan (born 1846), journalist and politician
  • 27 May – George Britton Halford (born 1824), anatomist and physiologist
  • 25 June – Field Flowers Goe (born 1832), Anglican bishop
  • 20 July – Anderson Dawson (born 1863), Premier of Queensland (1899)
  • 13 August - Micky Dore (born 1883), rugby league footballer
  • 22 August – Joey Palmer (born 1859), cricketer
  • 26 August – Thomas Petrie (born 1831), explorer and grazier
  • 30 August – George Throssell (born 1840), Premier of Western Australia (1901)
  • 23 September – Tup Scott (born 1858), cricketer
  • 14 November – Charles Gregory (born 1878), cricketer
  • References

    1910 in Australia Wikipedia


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