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2 August 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.

  • 1851 – Gold is first discovered in Ballarat, Victoria, leading to the Victorian gold rush (pictured)(see full story here).
  • 1861 – Edith Cowan, the first Australian woman elected as a representative in an Australian parliament, was born near Geraldton, Western Australia.
  • 1989 – The Australian cricket team captained by Allan Border wins the Ashes in England, for the first time since 1934.

Tony Simon

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