1858 in Australia

1858 in Australia

"See also:"
1857 in Australia,
other events of 1858,
1859 in Australia and the
Timeline of Australian history.

Incumbents

Governors

Governors of the Australian colonies:
*Governor of New South Wales - Sir William Denison
*Governor Queensland - "(office first formed in 1859)"
*Governor of South Australia - Sir Richard MacDonnell
*Governor of Tasmania - Sir Henry Young
*Governor of Victoria - Sir Henry Barkly
*Governor of Western Australia as a Crown Colony - Sir Arthur Kennedy

Premiers

Premiers of the Australian colonies:
*Premier of New South Wales - Charles Cowper
*Premier of Queensland - "role created in 1859"
*Premier of South Australia - Richard Hanson
*Premier of Tasmania - Francis Smith
*Premier of Victoria - Dr William Haines, John O'Shanassy
*Premier of Western Australia - "office first formed in 1890"

Events

* July 12 - The newspaper The Advertiser is first published in Adelaide, South Australia.
* July 31 - A game of football is played between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College.
* September 10 - Fitzroy, Victoria becomes a municipality in its own right, after separating from the City of Melbourne.
* December 8 - The building of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne begins.

Exploration and Settlement

Births

* January 28 - Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David, scientist (d. 1934)
* June 18 - Sir Cornthwaite Hector William James Rason, Premier of Western Australia (d. 1927).
* September 5 - Victor Daley, poet (d. 1905)
* October 27 - Elliott Lewis, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1935)

Deaths

* February 16 - Charles Augustus FitzRoy, 10th Governor of New South Wales (b. 1796)
* April 2 - Ralph Darling, 7th Governor of New South Wales (b. 1772)

ee also

*1858
*1850s


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