1932 in Australia

1932 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1932
monarch = George V
governor-general = Isaac Isaacs
pm =Joseph Lyons
population = 6,576,824
australian =
elections =NSW, VIC, QLD
"See also:"
1931 in Australia,
other events of 1932,
1933 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King George V
*Governor-GeneralSir Isaac Isaacs
*Prime MinisterJames Scullin (until January 6), then Joseph Lyons

tate Premiers

*Premier of New South WalesJack Lang (until May 13) then Bertram Stevens
*Premier of QueenslandArthur Edward Moore (until June 17) then William Forgan Smith
*Premier of South AustraliaLionel Hill
*Premier of TasmaniaJohn McPhee
*Premier of VictoriaEdmond Hogan (until May 19) then Stanley Argyle
*Premier of Western AustraliaJames Mitchell

tate Governors

*Governor of New South WalesSir Philip Game
*Governor of QueenslandSir John Goodwin (until April 7), then Sir Leslie Orme Wilson (from June 13)
*Governor of South AustraliaSir Alexander Hore-Ruthven
*Governor of Tasmania – "none appointed"
*Governor of Victoria – "none appointed"
*Governor of Western Australia – "none appointed"


* March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened
* March 30 - The "Grey Street Bridge", later renamed the William Jolly Bridge, is opened in Brisbane
* April 5 - Racehorse Phar Lap dies at ranch in San Francisco, CA
* May 13 - Premier of New South Wales, Jack Lang, is dismissed by the Governor, Sir Philip Game
* July 1 - The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) is established
* November 23 - The statue of "The Dog on the Tuckerbox" is unveiled at Gundagai, New South Wales by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons

cience & Technology

Arts and literature

* Ernest Buckmaster wins the Archibald Prize with his portrait of Sir William Irvine



* "Peter Pan" wins the Melbourne Cup
* New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
* Australia defeats South Africa 5-0 in the cricket test series, played in Australia
* Bodyline is first introduced into cricket
* The Australian Olympic team wins 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles
* March 20 - Racehorse Phar Lap, in Tijuana, Mexico, wins the Agua Caliente Handicap; across Australia, thousands celebrate after the radio broadcast of the race.
* April 5 - Racehorse Phar Lap dies midday at ranch in San Francisco, CA, two weeks after winning at Agua Caliente racetrack (2 autopsies find nothing; however, trees had been sprayed with a lead-arsenate insecticide); it is April 6 at 10:30 in Australia when news spreads.


* September 4 - John Herron, politician
* October 11 - Barry Jones, politician
* November 26 - North Shore Granny Killer, John Wayne Glover


* March 1 - George Chaffey (b.1848), irrigation pioneer
* April 27 - Sir Adrian Knox (b.1863), Chief Justice of the High Court
* June 17 - John Quick (b.1852), politician and author
* June 23 - Francis Kenna (b.1865), poet and politician

ee also


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