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16 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.

  • 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.

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