1910 in Australia

1910 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1910
monarch = Edward VII, then George V
governor-general = William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley
pm = Alfred Deakin, then Andrew Fisher
population = 4,367,405
australian =
elections =Federal, South Australia, New South Wales
"See also:"
1909 in Australia,
other events of 1910,
1911 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King Edward VII (until 6 May), then King George V
*Governor-GeneralWilliam Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley
*Prime MinisterAlfred Deakin (until April 29), then Andrew Fisher

tate premiers

*Premier of New South WalesCharles Wade (until October 1), then James McGowen
*Premier of South AustraliaArchibald Peake (until June 3), then John Verran
*Premier of QueenslandWilliam Kidston
*Premier of TasmaniaSir Neil Elliott Lewis
*Premier of Western AustraliaSir Newton Moore (until September 16), then Frank Wilson
*Premier of VictoriaJohn Murray

tate governors

*Governor of New South WalesFrederic Thesiger, 3rd Baron Chelmsford
*Governor of South AustraliaAdmiral Sir Day Bosanquet
*Governor of QueenslandSir William MacGregor
*Governor of TasmaniaMajor General Sir Harry Barron
*Governor of Western AustraliaSir Gerald Strickland
*Governor of VictoriaSir Thomas Gibson-Carmichael


*April 13 – A referendum is held into alteration of the Australian Constitution regarding state debt and surplus revenue. The state debt question was carried, the surplus revenue question was not. [ [http://www.aph.gov.au/Library/handbook/referendums/r1910.htm Referendum results 1910] , Parliament of Australia.]
*May 6King Edward VII dies, his son George V becomes King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions.
*November 16 – The Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 receives Royal Assent from the Governor-General, transferring the Northern Territory from the control of South Australia to the Commonwealth. [ [http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/item.asp?sdID=59 Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 (Cth)] , National Archives of Australia.]
*November 19 – A cyclone strikes the town of Broome, Western Australia, killing 40 people and destroying 20 houses. [ [http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/broome/climate.shtml Climate of Broome] , Bureau of Meteorology (Australia).]
*November 25 – The Royal Australian Navy is created with the passing of the Australian Naval Defence Act by the Federal Parliament. The destroyers HMAS "Parramatta" and HMAS "Yarra" arrive in Australia.
*December 8Geelong, Victoria is declared a city.

cience & Technology

*Dethridge wheel developed - used to measure flow of irrigation water delivered to farms

Arts and literature

*Henry Handel Richardson's novel "The Getting of Wisdom" published



* "Comedy King" wins the Melbourne Cup
* South Australia wins the Sheffield Shield


*January 11Shane Paltridge (d. 1966), politician
*January 28Jim Willis (d. 1995), botanist
*April 7Alec Downer (d. 1981), politician
*April 10 – Bob Marshall (d. 2004), billiards champion
*April 17Ivan Goff (d. 1999), screenwriter
*May 2Laurie Nash (d. 1986), cricketer and footballer
*May 11John Béchervaise (d. 1998), Antarctic explorer
*July 16Stan McCabe (d. 1968), cricketer
*July 22Alan Moorehead (d. 1983), war correspondent
*August 22Kenneth McIntyre (d. 2004), historian and mathematician
*August 28 Kathleen Best (d. 1957), first director of the Women's Royal Australian Army Corps
*August 28Tom Burke (d. 1973), politician
*September 24Douglas Darby (d. 1985), politician


*January 4Sir Frederick Darley (b. 1830), Chief Justice of NSW
*January 18James Cuthbertson (b. 1851), poet and schoolteacher
*January 29Sir Charles Todd (b. 1826), astronomer
*March 19James Smith (b. 1820), journalist
*April 3Catherine Helen Spence (b. 1825), writer and social reformer
*April 25Edward William O'Sullivan (b. 1846), journalist and politician
*May 27George Britton Halford (b. 1824), anatomist and physiologist
*June 25Field Flowers Goe (b. 1832), Anglican bishop
*July 20Anderson Dawson (b. 1863), Premier of Queensland (1899)
*August 22George Palmer (b. 1859), cricketer
*August 26Thomas Petrie (b. 1831), explorer and grazier
*August 30George Throssell (b. 1840), Premier of Western Australia (1901)
*September 23Tup Scott (b. 1858), cricketer
*November 14Charles Gregory (b. 1878), cricketer

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