Austraila in the 20th century

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Nationalist Party is formed

1915

End of world war 1

1918

QANTAS founded

1920

Country party founded

1920

Edith Cowen becomes first women elected to an Australian Parliament

1921

Stanley Melbourne Bruce becomes Pm

1923

Compulsory voting introduced

1924

James Scullin becomes PM

1929

Great depression begins

1929

Phar lap win Melbourne cup

1930

The United Australian party is formed

1931

Television comes to Sydney

1931

Joseph Lyons becomes PM

1932

Jack Lang (Premier of NSW) is sacked by the Governor

1932

The ABC is formed

1932

Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened

1932

Charles kingsford smith killed in air crash

1935

Aboriginal day of mourning

1938

Robert Menzies becomes PM 1st term

1939

WW2 breaks out

1939

Japan attacks Pearl Harbour

1941

HMAS Sydney sunk in Indian Ocean with the loss pf 645 men

1941

John curtain becomes PM

1941

Darwin bombed by japanese

1942

Japan Surrenders to end WW2 in the Pacfic

1945

United Nations Organisation is formed

1945

Ben Chifley becomes pm

1945

Australias first car ( Holden ) produced

1948

Robert Menzies becomes PM 2nd term

1949

War breaks out in Korea

1950

ANZUS treaty is signed

1951

Queen Elizabeth 2 ascends the throne of England

1952

Petrov spy scandal

1954

SEATO is formed

1954

Olympic games in melbourne

1956

aboriginies in Qld,Wa,Nt

1962

Australian troops sent to vietnam

1962

Harold Holt

1966

US president Lyndon Johnson visits Australia

1966

Aboringinies included in census for first time

1967

Gough Whitlam becomes PM

1972

Robert Hawke becomes PM

1983

Parliament House in Canberra

1988