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12 July in Australian History

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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.

  • 1855 – David Angus, founder of Angus & Robertson, born in Thurso, Scotland.
  • 1866 – Frederick Augustus Bolles Peters, the founder of Peters Icecream, “The Health Food of a Nation” born in Scio, Michigan.
  • 1957 – Larry Anthony, federal minister in the Menzies Government, dies in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. His son, Doug Anthony (pictured), is elected in a subsequent by-election as Member for the Division of Richmond.

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