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1924 in Australia

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Monarchy  George V
Prime minister  Stanley Bruce
Governor-General  Henry Forster
Population  5,811,145
1924 in Australia
Elections  Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria

See also: 1923 in Australia, other events of 1924, 1925 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history.

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Incumbents

  • Monarch – King George V
  • Governor-General – Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster
  • Prime Minister – Stanley Bruce
  • State premiers

  • Premier of New South Wales – Sir George Fuller
  • Premier of Queensland – Ted Theodore
  • Premier of South Australia – Henry Barwell (until 16 April), then John Gunn
  • Premier of Tasmania – Joseph Lyons
  • Premier of Victoria – Harry Lawson (until 28 April), then Sir Alexander Peacock (until 18 July), then George Prendergast (until 18 November), then John Allan
  • Premier of Western Australia – James Mitchell (until 16 April), then Philip Collier
  • State governors

  • Governor of New South Wales – Sir Dudley de Chair (from 28 February)
  • Governor of Queensland – Sir Matthew Nathan
  • Governor of South Australia – Sir Tom Bridges
  • Governor of Tasmania – Sir James O'Grady (from 24 December)
  • Governor of Victoria – George Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke
  • Governor of Western Australia – Sir Francis Newdegate (until 16 June), then Sir William Campion
  • Events

  • 1 January – The Australian Automobile Association was formed to lobby for federal road finance and a national traffic code.
  • 26 January – 3AR, Victoria's first radio station, begins broadcasting.
  • 30 January – The first Cabinet meeting was held in Canberra. The ministers met and also lodged at Yarralumla House, later the residence of the Governor-General.
  • 1 February – The Australian Loan Council meets for the first time.
  • 12 April – HMAS Australia is scuttled off Sydney Heads.
  • 28 April – In the Parliament of Victoria, the coalition between the Nationalist Party and the Country Party breaks down. Premier Harry Lawson retires to the backbench, and Sir Alexander Peacock is sworn in as Premier.
  • 12 May – Royal assent is given to the Parliamentary Elections (Women Candidates) Act 1924, allowing women to stand for parliament in Victoria.
  • 26 June – A general election is held in Victoria.
  • 18 July – After the Victorian state election, the Country Party agrees to support a minority Labor government, and George Prendergast is sworn in as Premier of Victoria.
  • 29 July - The 1924 NSWRFL season culminates in Balmain's victory over South Sydney in the final.
  • 10 October – The Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 is enacted making voting in federal elections compulsory (the next federal election would be held on 14 November 1925).
  • 13 October - the inaugural Better Farming Train commenced a tour of Gippsland, Victoria.
  • 18 November – The Country Party resolves its differences with the Nationalist Party, and votes to defeat Premier George Prendergast in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Country Party leader John Allan replaces him as Premier of Victoria.
  • Births

  • 1 January – Elizabeth McKinnon, Olympic sprinter
  • 24 January – Catherine Hamlin, obstetrician and gynaecologist
  • 29 February – David Beattie, Governor-General of New Zealand (1980–1985)
  • 11 April – Frank Wilson (died 2005), actor
  • 25 April – Peter Abeles, businessman (died 1999)
  • 25 April – Eric D'Arcy, Catholic Archbishop of Hobart (died 2005)
  • 3 May – Ken Kearney, rugby league player (died 2006)
  • 5 May – Gordon Jackson, businessman (died 1991)
  • 31 May – Patsy Adam-Smith, author and historian (died 2001)
  • 3 June – Eric Neal, Governor of South Australia (1996–2001)
  • 24 June – Brian Bevan, rugby league player (died 1991)
  • 29 June – Eric Worrell, RAAF pilot (died 1993)
  • 23 August – David Boyd, artist
  • 5 September – Frank Armitage, artist for Disney
  • 13 September – Harold Blair, tenor and Aboriginal activist (died 1976)
  • 27 September – Charlotte MacGibbon, javelin thrower
  • 1 October – Leonie Kramer, academic and educator
  • 5 October – Kenneth Jack, artist
  • 20 October – Andrew Blomberg, soccer player
  • 25 October – Paul Rigby, cartoonist
  • 26 October – Reg Withers, Senator for Western Australia
  • 10 November – Bobby Limb (died 1999), entertainer
  • 21 November – David Thomson, politician
  • 22 November – Les Johnson, politician
  • 28 November – Harry Bath (died 2008), rugby league footballer and coach
  • 3 December – John Winter, Olympic high jumper (died 2007)
  • 17 December – Clifton Pugh, artist
  • Deaths

  • 23 January – Chas Brownlow (born 1861), Australian rules football administrator
  • 20 January – Henry 'Ivo' Crapp (born 1872), VFL umpire
  • 3 March – John Ramsay (born 1841), businessman
  • 12 March – Henry Deane (born 1847), engineer and botanist
  • 25 March – John Reedman (born 1865), cricketer and Australian rules footballer
  • 1 April – Stan Rowley (born 1876), Olympic sprinter
  • 9 May – Edward Henry Embley (born 1861), doctor
  • 2 June – Anselm Bourke (born 1835), Catholic priest
  • 19 July – Kingsley Fairbridge (born 1885), child emigration pioneer
  • 30 August – Gerald Sharp (born 1865), Anglican clergyman
  • 19 September – Alick Bannerman (born 1854), cricketer
  • 19 September – Henry George Smith (born 1852), chemist
  • 22 October – Sir William Loton (born 1839), Western Australian politician
  • 29 October – John Marden (born 1855), teacher and headmaster
  • References

    1924 in Australia Wikipedia


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