1922 in Australia

1922 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1922
monarch = George V
governor-general = Henry Forster
pm =Billy Hughes
population = 5,569,889
australian =
elections =Federal, New South Wales, Tasmania
"See also:"
1921 in Australia,
other events of 1922,
1923 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King George V
*Governor-GeneralHenry Forster, 1st Baron Forster of Lepe
*Prime MinisterBilly Hughes

tate premiers

*Premier of New South WalesJames Dooley (until April 13), then George Fuller
*Premier of QueenslandTed Theodore
*Premier of South AustraliaHenry Barwell
*Premier of TasmaniaWalter Lee (until August 12), then John Hayes
*Premier of Western AustraliaJames Mitchell
*Premier of VictoriaHarry Lawson

tate governors

*Governor of New South WalesSir Walter Davidson
*Governor of QueenslandSir Matthew Nathan
*Governor of South AustraliaSir William Weigall (until April 24), then Sir Tom Bridges (from December 4)
*Governor of TasmaniaSir William Allardyce
*Governor of VictoriaGeorge Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke
*Governor of Western AustraliaSir Francis Newdegate


*February 14 – Women are allowed to stand for parliament in Tasmania.
*March 22 – The Queensland Legislative Council, the upper house of the Parliament of Queensland is abolished.
*June 10 – A general election is held in Tasmania, which results in a hung parliament.
*July 3Queensland abolishes capital punishment, the first state in Australia to do so.
*August 12 – The Country Party and the Nationalist Party form a coalition government in Tasmania, with John Hayes as Premier.

cience and technology

*September 21 – A total solar eclipse occurs over Australia, allowing scientists to test Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. [ [http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/physics/eclipse.htm 1922 Solar Eclipse in Australia - Testing Einstein's Theory] , The University of Melbourne.]

Arts and literature

*May 4 – British author D. H. Lawrence arrives in Australia for a three-month holiday, where he will meet Mollie Skinner and write the novel "Kangaroo".


*February 28Victoria wins the Sheffield Shield.
*September 30Fitzroy wins the 1922 VFL Grand Final, defeating Collingwood 11.13 (79) to 9.14 (68).
*November 7 – "King Ingoda" wins the Melbourne Cup.


*January 5Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Defence Force (d. 2001)
*January 23Tom Lewis, Premier of New South Wales
*February 21Fos Williams, Australian rules footballer (d. 2001)
*February 24Bill Morris, Australian rules footballer (d. 1960)
*March 14Bob Bignell, soccer player
*March 15Hesba Fay Brinsmead, children's author (d. 2003)
*March 28Neville Bonner, first Indigenous federal MP (d. 1999)
*March 29Mac Holten, Australian rules footballer and politician (d. 1996)
*March 30John McLeay, Jr., politician (d. 2000)
*April 10Nancy Millis, microbiologist
*May 9Col Hoy, cricket umpire (d. 1999)
*July 7Robert Raymond, filmmaker and television pioneer (d. 2003)
*August 1Pat McDonald, actress ("Number 96") (d. 1990)
*August 23Ronald Wilson, High Court justice (d. 2005)
*August 30Lionel Murphy, Attorney-General and High Court justice (d. 1986)
*September 26Leonard Teale, actor (d. 1994)
*November 1James Rowland, Chief of Air Force and Governor of New South Wales (d. 1999)
*November 18Una Hale, operatic soprano (d. 2005)
*December 6Gordon Ada, microbiologist
*December 20Geoff Mack, country music singer
*December 28Lionel Bowen, politician


*January 10Frank Tudor (b. 1866), ALP opposition leader (1916–1921)
*February 14Bertram Stevens (b. 1872), art critic
*March 8Elizabeth Hope, Lady Hope (b. 1842), British evangelist
*March 22Arthur Groom (b. 1852), politician and land agent
*April 4Peter Waite (b. 1834), rancher and philanthropist
*April 7James McGowen (b. 1855), Premier of New South Wales (1910–1913)
*April 14Rose Summerfield (b. 1864), feminist and labour activist
*April 24Colin Campbell Ross (b. 1892), publican executed for the Gun Alley murder
*April 30Robert Carl Sticht (b. 1856), metallurgist
*May 24James Arthur Pollock (b. 1865), physicist
*May 25Roy Redgrave (b. 1873), silent film actor
*May 31Jørgen Christian Jensen (b. 1891), Victoria Cross recipient
*June 15Alfred Cecil Rowlandson (b. 1865), publisher
*June 17Robert Philp (b. 1851), Premier of Queensland (1899–1903, 1907–1908)
*July 11Hans Irvine (b. 1856), Victorian politician and vigneron
*July 23Joseph Edmund Carne (b. 1855), geologist
*July 30Harry Butler (b. 1889), aviator
*September 2Henry Lawson (b. 1867), writer and poet
*September 26Sir Charles Wade (b. 1863), Premier of New South Wales (1907–1910)
*October 4Ellis Rowan (b. 1847), naturalist and illustrator
*December 17David Lindsay (b. 1856), explorer

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