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5 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.

  • 1806 – Captain William Bligh arrived in Sydney to take over the governorship.
  • 1944 – At least 545 Japanese prisoners of war attempt to escape from a camp in Cowra (pictured), over 200 die (read the full story here).
  • 1947 – Australia becomes a member of the International Monetary Fund.

Tony Simon

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