1925 in Australia

1925 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1925
monarch = George V
governor-general = Henry Forster, then John Baird
pm =Stanley Bruce
population = 5,939,231
australian =
elections =Federal, Tasmania, New South Wales
"See also:"
1924 in Australia,
other events of 1925,
1926 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King George V
*Governor-General – Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster (until October 8) then John Baird, 1st Viscount Stonehaven
*Prime MinisterStanley Bruce

tate premiers

*Premier of New South WalesGeorge Fuller (until June 17), then Jack Lang
*Premier of QueenslandTed Theodore (until February 26), then William Gillies (until October 22), then William McCormack
*Premier of South AustraliaJohn Gunn
*Premier of TasmaniaJoseph Lyons
*Premier of VictoriaJohn Allan
*Premier of Western AustraliaPhilip Collier

tate governors

*Governor of New South WalesSir Dudley de Chair
*Governor of QueenslandSir Matthew Nathan (until September 17)
*Governor of South AustraliaSir Tom Bridges
*Governor of TasmaniaSir James O'Grady
*Governor of VictoriaGeorge Rous, 3rd Earl of Stradbroke
*Governor of Western AustraliaSir William Campion


*January 26 – Australia's oldest commercial radio station, 2UE, begins broadcasting in Sydney. [Langon, Dr. Jeff: [http://www.acmi.net.au/AIC/RADIO_HIST_AUS.html The History of Radio in Australia] , Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 1995.]
*May 20 – The Murrumbidgee River floods for eight days killing four people. [ [http://www.ema.gov.au/ema/emadisasters.nsf/6a1bf6b4b60f6f05ca256d1200179a5b/f8472dcf9b9c1767ca256d3300058003?OpenDocument Australian Government Emergency Management database] ]
*May 30Millicent Preston-Stanley becomes the first woman member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.
*June 3 – A general election is held in Tasmania. The Labor government of Joseph Lyons is returned in a landslide victory.
*June 9 – Ten people are killed in a derailment near Traveston railway station, Queensland
*September 1Thomas Blamey becomes Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.

cience & Technology

* The Cactoblastis moth is introduced in Queensland to control Prickly Pear

Arts and literature

* John Longstaff wins the Archibald Prize for his portrait of Maurice Moscovitch



* "Windbag" wins the Melbourne Cup
* Victoria wins the Sheffield Shield
*September 26Geelong defeats Collingwood 10.19 (79) to 9.15 (69), becoming premiers of the 1925 VFL season.


*February 8Francis Webb, poet (d. 1973)
*February 10Basil Hennessy, archaeologist
*February 11George Avery, Olympic triple jumper
*February 17Joy Nichols, comedian and actress
*March 19Creighton Burns, journalist and editor-in-chief of "The Age" (d. 2008)
*April 4Dorothy Alison, actress (d. 1992)
*April 21Anthony Mason, Chief Justice of the High Court
*June 4Peter Benjamin Graham, artist (d. 1987)
*July 6Ruth Cracknell, actor (d. 2002)
*July 18Shirley Strickland, athlete (d. 2004)
*August 19Laurie Sawle, cricketer
*August 21Don Chipp, politician and founder of the Australian Democrats (d. 2006)
*August 27Fred Emery, psychologist (d. 1997)
*August 27Ken Grieves, cricketer (d. 1992)
*August 27Bill Neilson, Premier of Tasmania (1975–1977) (d. 1989)
*September 24Harry Jenkins (senior), politician (d. 2004)
*October 4Renfrey Potts, mathematician (d. 2005)
*October 18Thomas Millar, historian (d. 1994)
*October 24Ken Mackay, cricketer (d. 1982)
*November 17Charles Mackerras, conductor
*November 23James Killen, politician (d. 2007)
*December 10Norm McDonald, Australian rules footballer (d. 2002)


*January 24William Aitcheson Haswell (b. 1854), zoologist
*February 4Richard Godfrey Rivers (b. 1859), artist
*February 23John Holman (b. 1872), West Australian politician
*March 1Rev. John Ferguson (b. 1852), Presbyterian minister
*April 16Thomas McCawley (b. 1881), Chief Justice of Queensland
*April 20Rose Scott (b. 1847), social reformer
*April 28Richard Butler (b. 1850), Premier of South Australia (1905)
*May 1Arthur McCabe (b. 1887), Olympic rugby union player
*June 22Matthew Gibney (b. 1835), Catholic bishop who gave last rites to Ned Kelly
*June 27Simpson Newland (b. 1835), Murray River pioneer
*July 18Edward Russell (b. 1878), Victorian politician
*July 26William Trenwith (b. 1846), trade unionist
*August 3William Bruce (b. 1864), cricketer
*August 30Magnus Cromarty (b. 1875), NSW politician
*September 5Reginald Augustus Frederick Murray (b. 1846), geologist
*September 28Joseph Brown (b. 1844), politician
*October 3Charles Web Gilbert (b. 1867), sculptor
*October 24Charles Kenningham (b. 1860), English opera singer
*November 4Paddy Hannan (b. 1840), gold prospector
*November 13Charles McDonald (b. 1860), politician
*November 16Joseph Maiden (b. 1859), botanist

ee also



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