Australia in the 20th Century

Events

End of WW1 (P)

1918

Country party founded (P)

1920

Edith Cowan becomes first woman elected to an Australian Parliament (P)

1921

Compulsory voting introduced (P)

1924

James Scullin becomes PM (P)

1929

Great Depression begins (S/E)

1929

Jack Lang (premier of NSW) is sacked by the Governor (P)

1932

Charles Kingsford Smith killed in air crash (S)

1935

Aborignial 'Day of mourning' (P/S)

1938

Japan attacks Pearl Harbour (P)

1941

HMAS Sydney sunk in the Indian Ocean with the loss of 645 men (P)

1941

Darwin bombed by the Japanese (P)

1942

Japan surrenders to end WW|| in the Pacific (P)

1945

Ben Chifley becomes PM (P)

1945

Australia's first car (Holden) produced (E)

1948

ANZUS treaty is signed (P/S)

1951

Australian troops sent to Vietnam (P)

1962

Aborigines in QLD, WA & NT get the right to vote (P)

1962

Harold Holt becomes PM (P)

1966

Aborigines included in the census for the first time (P)

1967

Gough Whitlam becomes PM (P)

1972