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1927 in Australia

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Monarchy  George V
Prime minister  Stanley Bruce
Elections  WA, SA, NSW, VIC
Governor-General  John Baird
Population  6,182,488
1927 in Australia

See also: 1926 in Australia, other events of 1927, 1928 in Australia and the Timeline of Australian history.

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Incumbents

  • Monarch – King George V
  • Governor-General – John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven
  • Prime Minister – Stanley Bruce
  • State premiers

  • Premier of New South Wales – Jack Lang (until 18 October) then Thomas Bavin
  • Premier of Queensland – William McCormack
  • Premier of South Australia – Lionel Hill (until 8 April) then Richard Layton Butler
  • Premier of Tasmania – Joseph Lyons
  • Premier of Victoria – John Allan (until 20 May) then Edmond Hogan
  • Premier of Western Australia – Philip Collier
  • State governors

  • Governor of New South Wales – Sir Dudley de Chair
  • Governor of Queensland – Sir John Goodwin (from 13 July)
  • Governor of South Australia – Sir Tom Bridges (until 4 December)
  • Governor of Tasmania – Sir James O'Grady
  • Governor of Victoria – Arthur Somers-Cocks, 6th Baron Somers
  • Governor of Western Australia – Sir William Campion
  • Events

  • 1 February – The North Australia Act of 1926 is enforced and the territory of Central Australia is created.
  • 8 February – A cyclone makes landfall north of Cairns, causing flooding at Halifax Bay, Ingham, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell and Townsville. Thirty-six people are killed, and twenty are missing.
  • 9 April – A general election is held in Victoria.
  • 3 May – The Australasian Council of Trade Unions is formed at the All-Australian Trade Union Congress in Melbourne.
  • 9 May – Parliament House in Canberra is officially opened by the Duke of York.
  • 20 May – Following a swing to the ALP in the Victorian election, Edmond Hogan forms a minority Labor government with Progressive support, and takes over as Premier of Victoria from John Allan.
  • 29 June – Charles Kingsford Smith and his copilot Charles Ulm complete a round-Australia flight in ten days, five-and-a-half hours.
  • 27 October – Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor is killed in a shootout with Sydney gangsters (including Snowy Cutmore, who also dies) in Carlton.
  • 3 November – The Sydney ferry Greycliffe is cut in half by the liner RMS Tahiti, killing 40 persons.
  • Science and technology

  • Professor Thomas Parnell begins the pitch drop experiment at the University of Queensland. It will go on to become the world's longest continuously-running scientific experiment.
  • Arts and literature

  • George Washington Lambert wins the Archibald Prize
  • Sport

  • 27 August – Ronald McMurdo wins the men's national marathon title, clocking 3:06:23 in Sydney. The race was not considered an official Australian championship by the national athletics federation.
  • 17 September - The 1927 NSWRFL season culminates in South Sydney's victory over St. George in the final
  • 24 September – Collingwood become premiers of the 1927 VFL season, defeating Richmond 2.13 (25) to 1.7 (13) in the 1927 grand final.
  • 1 November – Trivalve wins the Melbourne Cup.
  • South Australia wins the Sheffield Shield
  • Births

  • 20 January – Dawn Lake, entertainer (died 2006)
  • 21 January – Clive Churchill, rugby league player (died 1985)
  • 20 March – Wally Grout, cricket player (died 1968)
  • 1 April – Peter Cundall, horticulturist and television presenter
  • 6 June – Alan Seymour, playwright
  • 13 June – David Kirkpatrick (Slim Dusty), country and western singer (died 2003)
  • 13 July – Ian Reed, discus thrower
  • 14 August – Sid Patterson, cyclist (died 1999)
  • 29 October – Frank Sedgman, tennis player
  • 14 November – Bart Cummings, Australia's Best Racehorse Trainer (12 Melbourne Cups at the time of writing)
  • 28 December – Ron Casey, Australian rules football administrator and media personality (died 2000)
  • Deaths

  • 15 March – Hector Rason, Premier of Western Australia (born 1858)
  • 26 October – Squizzy Taylor, gangster (born 1888)
  • 13 December – Stephen Henry Parker, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (born 1846)
  • References

    1927 in Australia Wikipedia


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