1934 in Australia

1934 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1934
monarch = George V
governor-general = Isaac Isaacs
pm =Joseph Lyons
population = 6,677,361
australian =
elections =Federal, Tasmania
"See also:"
1933 in Australia,
other events of 1934,
1935 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King George V
*Governor-GeneralSir Isaac Isaacs
*Prime MinisterJoseph Lyons

tate Premiers

*Premier of New South WalesBertram Stevens
*Premier of QueenslandWilliam Forgan Smith
*Premier of South AustraliaRichard L. Butler
*Premier of TasmaniaJohn McPhee (until March 15), then Walter Lee (until June 22), then Albert Ogilvie
*Premier of VictoriaStanley Argyle
*Premier of Western AustraliaPhilip Collier

tate Governors

*Governor of New South WalesSir Philip Game
*Governor of QueenslandSir Leslie Orme Wilson
*Governor of South AustraliaSir Alexander Hore-Ruthven (until April 26), then Sir Winston Dugan (from July 20)
*Governor of TasmaniaSir Ernest Clark
*Governor of VictoriaWilliam Vanneck, 5th Baron Huntingfield (from May 14)
*Governor of Western Australia – "none appointed"


*January 18Qantas and Imperial Airways join forces and establish "Qantas Empire Airways".
*March 12 – An intense cyclone crosses the Queensland coast near Innisfail, 75 people were confirmed dead.
*September 1 – Body of the "Pyjama Girl" found in Albury, New South Wales.
*September 15 – A federal election is held. Joseph Lyons is returned as Prime Minister, leading a United Australia Party-Country Party coalition to victory over the Australian Labor Party.
*October 3Qantas de Havilland DH.50 "Atalanta", registration VH-UHE, crashes near Winton, Queensland, killing the pilot and 2 passengers.
*October 15Captain Cook's cottage is opened to the public, after being dismantled in England, then shipped to Australia and reassembled in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.
*October 18 – Charles Prince of Morphettville is found guilty of fraud for the "ring in" of Redlock at the Murray Bridge Racing Club on July 28.
*October 24 – C.W.A Scott and Tom Campbell Black cross the finishing line and win the MacRobertson Air Race, flying from London to Melbourne in an elapsed time of 71 hours.
*November 6 – The Australian government attempts to stop left-wing writer Egon Erwin Kisch from entering the country, using the language provisions of the Immigration Restriction Act 1901 which allowed a test in any European language. The multi-lingual Kisch was tested in Scottish Gaelic, although the decision to block his entry was later overturned by the High Court.
*November 11 – The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne is dedicated.
*November 15Qantas de Havilland DH86 crashes after departing from Longreach Airport during its delivery flight.

Unknown dates

* The first ute is produced by Ford in Geelong

cience & Technology

Arts and literature

* Henry Hanke wins the Archibald Prize with his self portrait


* "Strike Me Lucky", starring Roy Rene and directed by Ken G. Hall, is released


* "Peter Pan" wins the Melbourne Cup
* Victoria wins the Sheffield Shield
* Australia defeats England 2-1 in The Ashes series, held in England


*January 6Harry M. Miller, promoter and publicist
*January 11Peter John Badcoe, soldier and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1967)
*January 20Barry Fisher, cricketer (d. 1980)
*January 26Ruby Langford Ginibi, Indigenous author and historian
*January 31Gil Jamieson, painter (d. 1992)
*February 15Graham Kennedy, entertainer (d. 2005)
*February 17Barry Humphries, entertainer
*March 20David Malouf, writer
*April 16Barrie Unsworth, Premier of New South Wales
*May 1John Meillon, actor (d. 1989)
*May 5Victor Garland, politician and high commissioner to the UK
*May 6Chris Wallace-Crabbe, poet and academic
*June 2Ian Brooker, botanist
*August 17Ben Humphreys, politician
*September 15Fred Nile, clergyman and politician
*October 9Jill Ker Conway, author
*October 10Julian Beale, politician
*November 2Ken Rosewall, tennis player
*November 16Peter Ross Sinclair, Governor of New South Wales (1990–1996)
*December 24Alan Beaumont, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (1993–1995, d. 2004)


*January 1Robert Gibson, businessman
*January 22Arthur Wilberforce Jose (b. 1863), historian
*January 30Edward Heitmann (b. 1878), WA politician
*February 21Sydney Smith (b. 1856), NSW and federal politician
*February 27George Temple-Poole (b. 1856), architect
*March 17Walter Rosenhain (b. 1875), metallurgist
*March 23Thomas Brown (b. 1861)
*March 29Josiah Symon (b. 1846), Attorney-General of Australia
*March 30Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (b. 1860), Governor General of Australia
*April 12Bertram Steele (b. 1870), scientist
*May 12Agar Wynne (b. 1850), poltician
*May 25Percy Coleman (b. 1892), union organiser and politician
*June 6William Holman (b. 1871), Premier of New South Wales (1913–1920)
*June 19John McDonald (b. 1868), WA politician
*July 14John Thomson (b. 1862), politician
*July 31Charles McGrath (b. 1872), politician
*August 6Alexander Leeper (b. 1848), educationist
*August 18Sir John Sulman (b. 1849), architect
*August 27Linda Agostini (b. 1905), murder vicitm (the "Pyjama Girl")
*August 28T. W. Edgeworth David (b. 1858), scientist
*September 5Sidney Myer (b. 1878), businessman
*October 7William Sutherland Dun (b. 1868), paleontologist and geologist
*October 16James Mathews (b. 1865), politician
*November 21John Scaddan (b. 1876), Premier of Western Australia (1911–1916)
*December 3Charles Ulm (b. 1898), aviator

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