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.
- 1800 – Reverends Richard Johnson and Samuel Marsden open a church school at Ryde.
- 1914 – Maurice Guillaux (pictured) leaves Melbourne to fly to Sydney in a Blériot monoplane in the first delivery of airmail. He arrived in Sydney on 18 July after nine and a half hours of flying time.
- 1962 – Public funding of private schools becomes an issue following a strike by parents and the community who closed Catholic schools in Goulburn, New South Wales.