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29 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.

  • 1916 – Claude Charles Castleton killed in the Battle of Pozières and for his actions in bringing back wounded men before and at the time of his death, he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
  • 1948 – Writer and satirist John Clarke is born in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • 2001 – Swimmer Grant Hackett (pictured) sets a world record in the 1500 m freestyle at Fukuoka, Japan.

Tony Simon

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