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28 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.

  • 1902 – Indigenous Australian artist Albert Namatjira (pictured) is born near Alice Springs.
  • 1909 – The last sighting of the steamer Waratah sailing from Australia; disappeared off the coast of South Africa with 211 passengers and crew. The most famous ship to go down until the Titanic three years later.
  • 1983 – New South Wales premier Neville Wran is exonerated by the Street Royal Commission over claims that he attempted to influence the NSW majesty.

Tony Simon

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