Here are some of the events that happened on this day in Australian history. Please feel free to add others that you know of in the comments section.
- 1841 – The convict assignment system was abolished in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land and was replaced by the probation gang system.
- 1851 – Victoria becomes a separate colony.
- 1932 – The Australian Broadcasting Commission is inaugurated by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons.