1912 in Australia

1912 in Australia

Infobox Australian year
year = 1912
monarch = George V
governor-general = Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman
pm = Andrew Fisher
population = 4653721
australian =
elections =South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
"See also:"
1911 in Australia,
other events of 1912,
1913 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.

Incumbents

*Monarch – King George V
*Governor-General – The Right Hon. Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman
*Prime MinisterAndrew Fisher

tate premiers

*Premier of New South WalesJames McGowen
*Premier of QueenslandDigby Denham
*Premier of South AustraliaJohn Verran (until February 17), then Archibald Peake
*Premier of TasmaniaElliott Lewis (until June 14), then Albert Solomon
*Premier of VictoriaJohn Murray (until May 18), then William Watt
*Premier of Western AustraliaJohn Scaddan

tate governors

*Governor of New South WalesFrederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
*Governor of QueenslandSir William MacGregor
*Governor of South AustraliaAdmiral Sir Day Bosanquet
*Governor of TasmaniaMajor General Sir Harry Barron
*Governor of VictoriaSir John Fuller
*Governor of Western AustraliaSir Gerald Strickland

Events

*March 1 – The SS "Koombana" sinks off Western Australia during a cyclone, killing 149 persons.
*April 24 – The NSW government grants 43 acres of land for the construction of a zoological garden, later known as Taronga Park [http://www.zoo.nsw.gov.au/content/view.asp?id=54]
*May 30 – The light cruiser HMAS "Melbourne" is launched.
*July 15 – The first branch of the Commonwealth Bank opens.
*September 19 – An amended version of the coat of arms of Australia is granted Royal Assent by King George V. The Golden Wattle is declared Australia's floral emblem.
*October 10 – The Maternity Allowance Act 1912 is passed, granting a "Baby Bonus" of five pounds to the mother of every child born in Australia (indigenous mothers and other non-citizens are excluded).
*October 12 – Forty-two people die in the North Mount Lyell Disaster on the west coast of Tasmania.
* First aircraft crash in Australia, between Mount Druitt and Rooty Hill [http://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/our-city/history/the-region/important-dates_home.cfm]
*Francis Birtles becomes the first person to cross the Nullarbor Plain by car.

port

* "Piastre " wins the Melbourne Cup
* New South Wales wins the Sheffield Shield
* Australia sends women to the Olympic Games, the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, for the first time. Australasia won 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Fanny Durack won the 100 metres freestyle. Australasia won the men's 4x200m freestyle relay.

Births

* February 3 – Jack Metcalfe, athlete (d. 1994)
* February 7 – Russell Drysdale, artist (d. 1981)
* March 12 – Kylie Tennant, writer (d. 1988)
* May 28 – Patrick White, writer (d. 1990)
* June 4 – William Dargie, painter (d. 2003)
* August 1 – David Brand, Premier of Western Australia (d. 1979)
* 1 August – Damien Parer, war photographer (d. 1944)
* August 2 – Gwen Plumb, entertainer (d. 2002)

Deaths

*January 23Martin Howy Irving (b. 1831), educationist
*February 10Thomas Reibey (b. 1821), Premier of Tasmania (1876–1877)
*February 20Albert Bythesea Weigall (b. 1840), headmaster of Sydney Grammar School
*March 11William Austin Zeal (b. 1830), railway engineer and politician
*April 3Philip Argall (b. 1855), Test cricket umpire
*April 20Charles Harper (b. 1842), pastoralist, newspaper proprieter and politician
*May 21Mick Grace (b. 1874), VFL footballer
*June 5Francis James Gillen (b. 1855), anthropologist and ethnologist
*June 25William Guilfoyle (b. 1840), botanist
*June 27George Bonnor (b. 1855), cricketer
*June 29Frederick Henry Piesse (b. 1853), businessman and politician
*September 13Joseph Furphy (b. 1843), novelist who wrote under the pseudonym Tom Collins
*September 26Joseph Furphy (b. 1842), writer
*September 29James Charles Cox (b. 1834), physician and conchologist
*November 18Richard O'Connor (b. 1851), Senator and High Court judge
*December 16George Rignold (b. 1839), English actor

ee also

*1912
*1910s


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