Australia in the 20thC

Events

Nationalist party is formed

1915

End of WWI

1918

Country party founded

1920

QANTAS founded

1920

economic and social

Edith Cowan becomes first woman elected to Australian Parliament

1921

Social and Political

Stanley Melbourne Bruce becomes PM

1923

Compulsory voting introduced

1924

Great Depression begins

1929

Social and Economic

Phar Lap wins the Melbourne cup

1930

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

1932

Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened

1932

social and economic

Joseph Lyons becomes PM

1932

James Scullin PM

1932

the ABC is formed

1932

Charles Kingsford Smith killed in air crash

1935

Aboriginal 'Day of Mourning'

1938

Robert Menzies Pm (first term)

1939

WWII breaks out

1939

Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

John Curtin PM

1941

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

1941

Darwin bombed by the japanese

1942

The United nations organisation is formed

1945

Ben Chiffley PM

1945

Harold Holt becomes PM

1945

Japan surrenders to end WWI

1945

Australias first car ( Holden ) produced

1948

Robert Menzies PM (second term)

1949

War breaks out in Korea

1950

ANZUS treaty is signed

1951

Queen elizabeth II ascends to the throne of England

1952

Petrov spy scandal

1954

SEATO is formed

1954

Olympic games held in Melbourne

1956

Australian troops sent to Vietnam

1962

Aborigines in Qld, WA and NT get the right to vote

1962

Televison comes to Sydney

1962

US president Lyndon Johnson visits Australia

1966

Aborigines included in the census for the first time

1967

Gough Whitlam becomes PM

1972

Robert Hawke becomes PM

1983

Parliament house in Canberra opened

1988