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4 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.

  • 1845 – The ship Cataraqui is wrecked off the coast of Tasmania, the 406 people on board drown.
  • 1851 – The Governor of Western Australia complains of receiving too many convicts as 300 ticket of leave men arrive unexpectedly.
  • 1914 – Australia enters World War I (Australian troops pictured), 400,000 Australians participate directly (read the full story here).

Tony Simon

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