- 1874 in Australia
1873 in Australia, other events of 1874, 1875 in Australia, Timeline of Australian history.
January 8- Arthur Macalisterbecomes Premier of Queenslandfor the third time.
March 10- Ernest Gilesdiscovers and later names (March 12) the Petermann Range.
April 1- John Forrestleads an expedition from Geraldton, Western Australiaacross the Gibson Desertto the Peake telegraph station in South Australia.
June 15- Brisbane's first Victoria Bridge opens; it is lost when the Brisbane River floods in 1893.
July 31- George Kerferdbecomes Premier of Victoria.
September 28- Victorian Humane Society established; it later becomes the Royal Humane Society of Australasia.
November 6- University of Adelaideestablished by act of the South Australian Parliament; it opened in 1876.
Arts and Literature
Marcus Clarke's " For the Term of his Natural Life" is published in book form
*Southern Rugby Union is established; remaned
New South Wales Rugby Unionin 1892
*"Haricot" wins the
March 2- Gregan McMahon
March 3- Ada Crossley
September 17- Walter Murdoch
October 17- Lionel Lindsay
February 1- Alexander Harris
May 17- Sir Roger Therry
last = Barker
first = Anthony
title =What Happened When
publisher = Allen & Unwin
date = 1996
location = St Leonards
isbn = 1-86373-986
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