1933 in Australia

1933 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1933
monarch = George V
governor-general = Isaac Isaacs
pm =Joseph Lyons
population = 6,629,839
australian =
elections =SA, WA
"See also:"
1932 in Australia,
other events of 1933,
1934 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 AustraliaLionel Hill (until February 13), then Robert Richards (until April 18), then Richard L. Butler
*Premier of TasmaniaJohn McPhee
*Premier of VictoriaStanley Argyle
*Premier of Western AustraliaJames Mitchell (until April 24), then Philip Collier

tate Governors

*Governor of New South WalesSir Philip Game
*Governor of QueenslandSir Leslie Orme Wilson
*Governor of South AustraliaSir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
*Governor of TasmaniaSir Ernest Clark (from August 4)
*Governor of Victoria – "none appointed"
*Governor of Western Australia – "none appointed"


*April 8 – A referendum is held in Western Australia, which is carried 2 to 1 in favour of secession from the Commonwealth of Australia.
*April 26 – The seaplane carrier, HMAS "Albatross", is paid off into reserve.
*June 10 – The "Australian Women's Weekly" is first published.
*June 13 – The Australian Antarctic Territory is established.
*August 28 – The Brisbane newspaper, "The Courier-Mail", is first published.
*September 5 – Australia signs a trade agreement with New Zealand.
*September 6Windscreen wipers become compulsory on all Australian cars.
*October 13 – The first traffic lights in Sydney become operational at the intersection of Kent and Market Streets.

cience & Technology

Arts and literature

* Charles Wheeler wins the Archibald Prize with his portrait of Ambrose Pratt


* Errol Flynn makes his first film appearance, "In the Wake of the Bounty", directed by Charles Chauvel


* "Hall Mark" wins the Melbourne Cup
* New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
* England defeats Australia 4-1 in The Ashes series


* January 23Bill Hayden, Governor-General of Australia (1989–1996)
* April 15David Martin (d. 1990), Governor of New South Wales (1989–1990)
* August 30Keith Payne, soldier
* October 3Neale Fraser, tennis player
* October 5Diane Cilento, actress
* December 1James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank
* December 5Harry Holgate (d. 1997), Premier of Tasmania (1991–1992)
* December 20Ted Mack, politician


*January 7Bert Hinkler (b. 1892), aviation pioneer
*January 9Daphne Akhurst (b. 1903), tennis player
*January 10Richard Buzacott (b. 1867), Senator for Western Australia
*January 17John Hodges (b. 1855), cricketer
*February 5Josiah Thomas (b. 1863), miner and politician
*February 16Archie Jackson (b. 1909), cricketer
*March 21James Edmond (b. 1859), journalist and editor of "The Bulletin"
*April 15Alfred Stephens (b. 1865), writer and literary critic
*April 20William Rooke Creswell (b. 1852), naval officer
*April 30Robert Hamilton Russell (b. 1860), surgeon
*June 4Herbert Basedow (b. 1881), anthropologist, geologist, politician and explorer
*July 20William Lowrie (b. 1857), agricultural educationist
*July 26Joseph Cooke Verco (b. 1851), physician and conchologist
*August 10Alf Morgans (b. 1850), Premier of Western Australia (1901)
*November 13Hugo Vivian Hope Throssell (b. 1884), soldier and Victoria Cross recipient
*November 15Affie Jarvis (b. 1860), cricketer

ee also


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