1941 in Australia

1941 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
monarch = George VI
governor-general = Alexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie
pm =Robert Menzies, Arthur Fadden, John Curtin
population = 7,109,898
australian =
elections =QLD, NSW, SA, TAS
"See also:"
1940 in Australia,
other events of 1941,
1942 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.


*Monarch – King George VI
*Governor-GeneralAlexander Hore-Ruthven, 1st Baron Gowrie
*Prime MinisterRobert Menzies (until August 28), then Arthur Fadden (until October 7), then John Curtin

tate Premiers

*Premier of New South WalesAlexander Mair (until May 16), then William McKell
*Premier of QueenslandWilliam Forgan Smith
*Premier of South AustraliaThomas Playford
*Premier of TasmaniaRobert Cosgrove
*Premier of VictoriaAlbert Dunstan
*Premier of Western AustraliaJohn Willcock

tate Governors

*Governor of New South WalesJohn Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst
*Governor of QueenslandSir Leslie Orme Wilson
*Governor of South AustraliaSir Malcolm Barclay-Harvey
*Governor of TasmaniaSir Ernest Clark
*Governor of Victoria – Sir Winston Dugan
*Governor of Western Australia – "none appointed"


*March 25 – The Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) is formed.
*March 31 – The Siege of Tobruk begins.
*April 7 – The Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) is formed.
*May 10 – A general election is held in New South Wales. The ALP led by William McKell defeats the incumbent United Australia Party and Premier Alexander Mair.
*May 12 – "The Daily Mirror" newspaper is first published in Sydney.
*June 30HMAS "Waterhen" sinks off Libya – the first Australian naval vessel lost in the war.
*October 3 – Prime Minister Arthur Fadden resigns following the rejection of his budget by two independent MPs.
*October 7John Curtin is sworn in as Prime Minister after Arthur Fadden's government loses majority support in the House of Representatives.
*November 11 – The Australian War Memorial is opened in Canberra.
*November 19 – The light cruiser HMAS "Sydney" engages the German auxiliary cruiser "Kormoran" in an hour-long battle off the coast of Western Australia. Both ships are sunk, the "Sydney" going down with 645 crew.
*December 9 – Australia declares war on Japan, and the Axis powers of Finland, Hungary and Romania.
*December 13 – A general election is held in Tasmania. The Labor Party lead by Robert Cosgrove is returned to power.

Arts and literature

* William Dargie wins the Archibald Prize with his portrait of "Sir James Elder, KBE"


*September 27Melbourne wins the 45th VFL Premiership, defeating Essendon 19.13 (127) to 13.20 (98).
*November 4 – "Skipton" wins the Melbourne Cup.

* "Velocity" wins the Caulfield Cup
* "Beau Vite" wins the Cox Plate
* The Sheffield Shield is not contested due to war


*January 29Maggie Kirkpatrick, actress
*February 2John Cornell, actor and producer
*February 4Russell Cooper, Premier of Queensland (1989)
*March 11Kim Santow, NSW Supreme Court judge
*March 29Michael Thornhill, film producer, screenwriter and film director
*March 31Faith Leech, swimmer
*April 10Wendy Fatin, politician
*April 17Bill Landeryou, politician
*April 24John Williams, classical guitarist
*May 11Ian Redpath, cricketer
*May 18Lobby Loyde, rock music guitarist (d. 2007)
*May 31Julian Croft, poet
*June 4Kenneth G. Ross, playwright
*June 24Graham McKenzie, cricketer
*June 28Harry Quick, politician
*July 31Heather McKay, squash player
*September 1 - Graeme Langlands, rugby league footballer
*September 22Murray Bail, writer
*September 27Gay Kayler, country music singer
*October 3John Elliott, businessman
*October 14David Kemp, politician
*October 16Genevieve Lloyd, philosopher and feminist
*October 25Helen Reddy, singer
*October 28Fred Chaney, WA politician
*November 16Max Gillies, actor
*December 13Dixie Willis, middle distance runner


*March 18Harry Boan (b. 1860), founder of Boans department store
*April 1John Chamberlain (b. 1884), cricketer
*April 5Banjo Paterson (b. 1864), bush poet, author and journalist
*April 12James Boyd (b. 1867), politician
*April 15Emily Pelloe (b. 1878), botanical illustrator
*May 4Chris McKivat (b. 1879), rugby union and league player
*May 8Alexander Hay (b. 1865), politician
*June 15John Lynch (b. 1862), politician
*June 24Francis Anderson (b. 1858), philosopher
*July 1Francis Birtles (b. 1881), adventurer
*July 7Randolph Bedford (b. 1868), writer and Queensland politician
*July 27James Ronald (b. 1861), politician
*July 31Ron Barassi, Sr. (b. 1913), Australian rules footballer
*August 1James Drake (b. 1850), member of the first federal ministry
*August 23Jack O'Connor (b. 1875), cricketer
*August 30Gregan McMahon (b. 1874), actor and theatrical producer
*August 31Thomas Bavin (b. 1874), Premier of New South Wales (1927–1930)
*September 1Millice Culpin (b. 1846), politician
*September 5George Marchant (b. 1857), soft drink manufacturer
*October 1John Longstaff (b. 1861), artist
*November 18Chris Watson (b. 1867), Prime Minister of Australia (1904)
*November 19Joseph Burnett (b. 1899), captain of the HMAS "Sydney"

ee also


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 1941 NSWRFL season — Teams 8 Premiers St. George (1st title) Minor premiers …   Wikipedia

  • Australia in the War of 1939–1945 —   Author(s) Gavin Long (general editor) and twelve other principal authors …   Wikipedia

  • Australia in the War of 1939–1945 (серия книг) — Australia in the War of 1939–1945 Авторы: главный редактор Гэвин Лонг и 12 основных авторов Жанр: военная история Страна …   Википедия

  • Australia–Japan relations — Australia Japan relations are generally warm, substantial and driven by mutual interests, and have expanded beyond strong economic and commercial links to other spheres, including culture, tourism, defence and scientific cooperation. There are… …   Wikipedia

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

  • 1941 — This article is about the year 1941. For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). Millennium: 2nd millennium Centuries: 19th century – 20th century – 21st century Decades: 1910s  1920s  1930s  – 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Australia–Canada relations — Canadian Australian relations Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Australia First Movement — Die Australia First Movement (AFM) (deutsch Australien Zuerst Bewegung) war eine faschistoide Bewegung Australiens in der Zeit von 1936 bis 1942, die sich für den Sieg Japans im Zweiten Weltkrieg und ein nationalsozialistisches Australien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Australia — This article is about the country. For other uses, see Australia (disambiguation). Commonwealth of Australia …   Wikipedia

  • Australia — Para otros usos de este término, véase Australia (desambiguación). Commonwealth of Australia Mancomunidad de Australia …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”